Journal: What Do You Think Of The New Ferrari GTC4Lusso?

What Do You Think Of The New Ferrari GTC4Lusso?

Michael Banovsky By Michael Banovsky
February 8, 2016
19 comments

Photos Courtesy of Ferrari

Just in time for Valentine’s Day.

I mean, if all goes well, nine months from now is when Ferrari’s potential customers may be looking for a supercar with a bit of extra space. In a traditional sense, Ferrari’s four passenger all-wheel-drive shooting break, the FF, is a grand touring car. The new car, renamed GTC4Lusso, has been amped up in every way—meaning you can tell friends there’s a world-shrinking 6.3-litre V12 with 680 horsepower up front.

You’ll notice its light restyling—including the surprisingly attractive addition of two extra lamps out back—but changes are quite numerous over the “old” FF. I’ve always liked the FF, because its spec list seems to be a battle between the needs of a fast car and those for a passenger-friendly MPV. For instance, a lowered roofline and more taut bodywork is said to have improved fuel efficiency.

Great, but the company made 80% of its 514 lb-ft of torque available at a low 1,750 rpm—which should make hypermiling a challenge. The company’s new active rear-wheel steering system for its four-wheel-drive cars, in addition to electronic dampers, means just about any terrain or condition will be shrugged off.

To me, it’s amazing that you’re able to own a lot of tech that has been banned in top-flight motorsports for years…ostensibly to make family road trips a bit more safe.

Your racing heroes didn’t have 10.25-inch touchscreens or an optional passenger-side digital display, either. Your hard-working co-driver can keep on top of important information, or peer out its huge glass roof. Expect to be able to connect all manner of digital device to its infotainment system, but more information will drop at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

It’s an early look—but what do you think?

H/T to Ferrari

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Michel
Michel

Is this station wagon built for someone to go to the market and pick up groceries? If that’s what’s required,….. get a Land Rover.
No Italian station wagons!
Merci beaucoup.
A toute a l’heure

Ian Miles
Ian Miles

Finally they have updated the otherwise dull FF. The sides are much more sculpted and the side vents a big improvement. The rear is more complex and interesting to look at. The F12 was always much better looking than the original FF which is not the situation you want when the FF heads the range. This must be the best looking range of Ferraris there has ever been. The outside matches the engineering solution under the surface. Great job.

Harrison Wade
Harrison Wade

To me, the GTC4 is an absolutely stunning car which I am looking forward to seeing (and hearing).

Ae Neuman
Ae Neuman

another ugly ferrari

Brian Garrity
Brian Garrity

I’m REALLY hoping that digital screen w/ tach & speedo on the passenger side doesn’t start catching on. It’s bad enough having lie to your significant other and your parents about how it only LOOKS like you’re speeding because of the angle they’re viewing your dashboard from hahah

Pedro Macedo
Pedro Macedo

I don’t like that they’re using the “Lusso” name on this ugly “clown shoe”.
That said, the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso is the most beautiful car Ferrari ever made, IMHO; and I don’t like any Ferrari post-F40.

Amir Kakhsaz
Amir Kakhsaz

Lusso doesn’t have anything to do with being beautiful, it’s the word for luxury in Italian.

Jo Bu Slimen
Jo Bu Slimen

Hmmm. Another Ferrari station wagon? Clark W. Griswald will have a Christmas tree on that thing quicker than a jack-rabbit on a date! Please tell me they will have a wood-panel option!!

Tony King
Tony King

I absolutely love it. I loved the FF and this feels like a nice continuation from that.

Guillaume RIVOALLAND
Guillaume RIVOALLAND

It is maybe less bad than a FF but the Lusso term isn’t appropriate…

Marc
Marc

Yeah no.
It is an M-Coupe with the M-coupe being more of a purist sports car than this.

ALJR1963
ALJR1963

I’m not sure that the “Lusso” belongs in the name…it doesn’t have the same character as the original Lusso..However, it’s better looking than the original “FF”. Also, I’m hoping the 4 tail-lights is a hint of a return back to the 4 tail lights…I was never a bid fan of the single unit..

Maxime Veilleux
Maxime Veilleux

I find it looks a bit like the failed Lamborghini Asterion prototype with Ferrari touches.

Not my cup of tea aesthetically but must be a lot of fun to drive nonetheless!

Rockdad
Rockdad

Ferrari Espada for the family man! Bravo.

Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
The very same opinion I have about the FF underneath . Which is to say .. Not Much . Its a hopped up FF … with the singularly most worthless pretense of an AWD system in the entire automotive universe .. all the design cues of a BMW Z3 coupe [ at BMW prices a bit if funk is fine .. at Ferrari prices with the pretense of Italian design .. its a travesty in need of elimination ] Honestly .. even amongst the most loyal of the Ferrari faithful the old FF moniker has from day one been interpreted… Read more »
Amir Kakhsaz
Amir Kakhsaz

It’s quite clear that the design is being heavily driven by China now. Cars with very large mouths project an image of power and security in that culture, and the more is better philosophy at the rear with doubling up on the taillights is also along the same lines.

With that said, maybe the Chinese are onto something…like the California, I actually think this is a very well-executed mid-cycle refresh. The design looks much more cohesive.

Anders Hagström
Anders Hagström

I’ve been laughing at this car’s mug all day. While I do believe it improves upon the looks of the FF I can’t get over its FACE. A lot of expensive machinery rolls around with a smug and self important grin these days. But the GTC4Lusso is the first car that looks like it wants to take you to a sleazy yacht club and touch you in inappropriate places. I feel that Ferraris current design language is getting to the point where it’s full of itself, ontologically speaking.

Matthew Lange
Matthew Lange
I think it’s a neat update of the FF but I really don’t like the name which makes no sense. It appears to be a concatenation of GTC4 from the 365GTC4 and Lusso from the 250 Lusso but shares no styling clues with either car. Yes the GTC4 did take the same position in the range as this car but that’s where the similarities end. With that aside as my sole experience of the FF was a passenger ride with a certain Petrolicious CEO driving One impression I didn’t have was that it needed more power! I can’t remember being… Read more »
Guitar Slinger
Guitar Slinger
Excuse me Mr Lange ? You dare to compare this fugly excuse for a Ferrari with the ubiquitous 365 GTC/4 ? Hmmm … let me remind you Mr Lange .. the 365GTC/4 first off from day one was considered the much better looking younger sister of the 365 GTB … Second – the 365 GTC/4 was in fact a civilized Daytona in a 2+2 Italian designer party dress .. and other than the 2+2 was and still is considered the superior car of the two both in looks as well as on the road usability . No pretense . Just… Read more »
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