2017 Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
Unveiled to a waiting world at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show was the successor to Ferrari’s innovative FF model, the GTC4 Lusso. Although the original FF model of 2011 was a real ground-breaker by introducing all-wheel-drive to Ferrari road cars, the GTC4 Lusso took that technological progression to the next step by adding four-wheel-steering to an improved version of the FF’s all-wheel-drive system.
Even More Power
While Ferrari also offered the GTC4 Lusso with a downsized, turbocharged V8 engine (and deleted all-wheel-drive to arrive at the Lusso T in 2017) this car is the favourite of hard-core Ferrari fans since it retains the normally-aspirated V12 engine. Even then, Ferrari did not rest on its previous achievements and improved the V12 with a higher (13:1) compression ratio for more power and torque, a top speed of 335 km/h and a nought to 100 km/h time of 3.4 seconds. Since these are the same figures for the earlier FF model, it’s hard not to imagine that Ferrari were being a bit coy about the Lusso’s real abilities.
The shooting-brake bodywork raised a few eyebrows when first seen on the FF back in 2011, but it has proven itself aerodynamically efficient and allowed Ferrari to offer a car that was a genuine four-seater. Combined with the ability to cover ground so magnificently, the GTC4 Lusso remains a firm favourite for those who use their Ferraris as Enzo himself intended.
Features include: Apple CarPlay, yellow brake calipers, carbon-fibre interior trim, panoramic sunroof, suspension lifter, Cavallinos in headrests, ceramic exhaust shields, front parking camera, carbon-fibre air vents, 20-inch forged alloy wheels, yellow tachometer, dual-zone climate-control, powered seats, navigation, paddle shifters.