2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso Is the Ferrari FF Facelift We’ve Been Waiting For

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When Ferrari introduced the FF in 2011, the Prancing Horse rewrote the rules of what 2+2 grand touring was all about. With the facelifted FF, Ferrari is pushing the envelope even further. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for the bite-the-back-of-your-hand beautiful Ferrari GTC4Lusso.
You’ve heard that right. The best name in the biz decided to revive the GTC and Lusso designations for the only four-seater model in its lineup. Described by Ferrari as a major evolution of the sporting grand tourer concept, the GTC4Lusso is the first Prancing Horse since the F430 to employ dual circular taillights.

When you put it side by side with the FF, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso is more aggressive from every angle you look at it. The profile still has that shooting brake-inspired look to it, yet everything else screams top shelf performance and exquisite elegance.

The most interesting stylistic change over the FF can be found at the rear. Just look at it and try to fool yourself into thinking “I don’t like that ass.” As for interior changes, the 2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso debuts something that Ferrari is calling Dual Cockpit architecture.

That’s the Italian way of saying that the front passenger can have their own high-definition display. The driver, on the other hand, will benefit from a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a steering wheel with better ergonomics compared to that of the Ferrari FF.

Slated to debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show in March, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso makes use of the manufacturer’s 4RM-S system. 4RM-S is the equivalent to all-wheel-drive and all-wheel steering. The driving dynamics of the GTC4Lusso are enhanced by a Formula 1-inspired electronic differential and twin-solenoid SCM-E dampers. Taken together, these systems make the 2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso a more precise and faster responding grand tourer than the model it replaces.

For the business end of the GTC4Lusso, Ferrari squeezed 690 PS (507 kW or 680 horsepower) at 8,000 rpm and 697 Nm (509 lb-ft), with 80 percent of the torque available from 1,750 rpm. Now that’s what we call low-end torque for spirited acceleration. Speaking of which, the sprint to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes a mind-boggling 3.4 seconds and the top end is 335 km/h (208.1 mph).

That’s fast enough for most people, but the GTC4Lusso is so much more than out-and-out performance. Like the FF, its successor is about making no compromise between daily usability and on-demand power.
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About the author: Mircea Panait
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After a 1:43 scale model of a Ferrari 250 GTO sparked Mircea's interest for cars when he was a kid, an early internship at Top Gear sealed his career path. He's most interested in muscle cars and American trucks, but he takes a passing interest in quirky kei cars as well.
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