Ferrari’s display at the Geneva Motor Show 2016 is pretty heavy with new releases. One of the biggest is the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. Ferrari seems to have ditched the FF name and mashed together some heritage to achieve the naming of its latest four-seater offering. While the nomenclature is questionable, the engineering seems to be on point with the Ferrari GTC4Lusso expected to sell extremely well.
Lets start with the name which Ferrari say is supposed to evoke the heritage of the Ferrari 330 GTC (or more accurately, the 330 GT which was the four-seater version) and the Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso (a car available strictly as a two seater). For us, it more closely evokes the heritage of the Ferrari 365 GTC/4 which was a 2+2 with the “4” signifying the 4-cam engine. Make of this what you will.
Aside from the name, changes were made to the styling, performance and handling. The Ferrari V12 engine now produces 690 hp and 697 Nm of torque. The GTC4Lusso retains the four wheel drive system which distinguished the FF from the rest of the range. It also gets rear-wheel steering which debuted on the Ferrari F12tdf last year and an evolved Side Slip Control from the Ferrari 488 GTB.
The styling of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso is more of a reinterpretation of the Pininfarina penned Ferrari FF. The work has been carried out by Ferrari Design. All body panels have been redesigned, extra styling lines have been added, the fender vents have been switched and the rear gets a new diffuser, taillights and redesigned rear end.
Driver and passenger comfort is increased with a new set of seats for all four passengers. Ferrari have also fitted a new 10.25 inch touchscreen to control the MMI system and a new steering wheel.