New Ferrari GTC4Lusso revealed
The facelifted version of Ferrari's FF grand tourer gets a new name, improved styling and more power...
The facellifted version of the Ferrari FF grand tourer will make its debut at the Geneva motor show next month. The sports car receives a new name, GTC4Lusso, as well as styling upgrades and an improved cabin.
What is it?
The Ferrari FF is a four-seat, four-wheel drive grand tourer. Launched in 2011, Ferrari has now upgraded the car, and in doing so has given it a new name, GTC4Lusso.
The GTC4Lusso receives minor bodywork changes designed to differentiate it from the older FF. Among those changes is a new front grille, new air vents and a new diffuser at the rear, all geared towards making the GTC4Lusso slippier through the air than the older FF.
Ferrari says the upgraded model is designed "for clients wanting to experience the pleasure of driving a Ferrar anywhere, anytime, be it on short spins or long journeys, snowy mountain roads or city streets."
What engines can I choose from?
The GTC4Lusso uses the same 6.2-litre V12 engine as the previous FF, but receives more power. Where the old FF had 651bhp, the new GTC4Lusso receives 680bhp, along with 514lb ft of torque.
Thanks to the extra power, Ferrari says the GTC4Lusso can reach 62mph from a standing start in 3.7sec - faster than the FF - while its top speed is unchanged at 208mph. Drive is sent to all four wheels through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Ferrari has yet to reveal whether it has managed to improve on the FF's fuel economy or CO2 emissions, which currently stand at a claimed 18.3mpg and 360g/km respectively.
How much equipment does it come with?
Inside the GTC4Lusso, Ferrari has upgraded the four-seat cabin with a new 10.23in touchsceen infotainment system, while the car also features a smaller, more ergonomic steering wheel. Passengers also get to see details including speed via a separate display on the opposite side of the cabin.
The car also includes Apple Carplay functionality.
The GTC4Lusso is four-wheel drive, but also gets four-wheel steering for the first time. The new system is designed to allow drivers to "effortlessly handle the GTC4Lusso's extraordinary torque even on snow-covered, wet or low grip roads."
How much will it cost?
Ferrari hasn't revealed how much the GTC4Lusso will be sold for, but it's likely to cost more than the current FF, which is priced from £226,023.
How good are its rivals?
Rivals at this end of the sports car market are rare, but buyers in this market might also look at the Aston Martin Rapide S. The current Ferrari FF holds a four-star rating on What Car?
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