Ferrari has today revealed the GTC4Lusso, a new four-seater that will make its official global debut at next month’s Geneva motor show.
Essentially a facelifted version of the FF, Ferrari is hailing the new model as a “major evolution” of the sporting GT concept by integrating rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive for the first time.
The GTC4Lusso’s name references famous predecessors, such as the 330 GTC or its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT – said to be one of Enzo Ferrari’s favourites – and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. The number “4” alludes to the car’s four seats.
Like the FF before it, which is said to have won the Prancing Horse a new, younger client base that, apparently, also makes greater use of its cars, clocking up 30% higher mileage than average, the GTC4Lusso is powered by a 6.2-litre V12 engine but with power increased from 651 bhp to 680 bhp. Maximum power is reached at 8000 rpm, while torque is listed at 514 lb-ft at 5750 rpm with 80% available from 1750 rpm.
Top speed, meanwhile, remains unchanged at 208 mph, though 0 to 62 mph now takes 3.4 seconds – 0.3 seconds faster than the FF. The engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
On the inside, the cabin’s most notable feature is the so-called ‘dual cockpit’ architecture, a first from Ferrari designers. There’s also a new steering wheel that is more compact owing to a smaller air bag design, while the integrated controls are claimed to be “more ergonomic” than previously.
The GTC4Lusso also debuts a new infotainment system featuring a 10.25″ HD screen with capacitive touch technology.