Ferrari FF out, facelifted Ferrari GTC4 Lusso in

Ferrari FF out, facelifted Ferrari GTC4 Lusso in

Ferrari's FF grand tourer gets a new look, more power and a new name. Say hello to the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso...

The Ferrari FF is out and the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is in. Maranello’s four-seat, grand tourer has been subjected to a mid-life facelift, name change and power boost from its 6.3-litre V12 engine.

The new GTC4 Lusso name makes reference to famous Ferraris which have gone before it ,such as the 330 GTC, four-seat 330 GT – one of Enzo’s favourites, apparently – and 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso.

The visual changes aren’t dramatic with a set of reshaped headlights, wider front grille and new tail lights being fitted. But the changes aren’t just for visual effect, with the new grille and integrated air intakes allowing the engine to breath more freely, while the rear diffuser and roof-mounted spoiler make the GTC4 Lusso more aerodynamic than the FF.

Under the bonnet the naturally aspirated 6.3-litre V12 engine remains but power has increased from 651bhp to 681bhp, while torque also rises from 683Nm to 697Nm. The added grunt shaves three-tenths from the GTC4 Lusso’s 0-62mph sprint time, which now takes 3.4 seconds. Top speed remains at 208mph.

To aid agility, Ferrari has also added four-wheel steer – first fitted to the F12 tdf. The system is integrated with the GTC4 Lusso’s four-wheel drive transmission, which also features an electronic differential and Ferrari’s Slip Side Control (4.0) system

Inside, a new optional display on the centre console provides an engine readout for the front-seat passenger, plus a new 10.25-inch hi-res, touchscreen display has also been added. The GTC4 Lusso will makes it debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

Source: www.autoexpress.co.uk