The FF has retired, and Ferrari has announced its replacement. With four seats, four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, the 2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso offers more grunt, new tech and a fresh new look.
Just like its GT predecessor, the new car retains its two-door, four-seat layout with wagon-esque exterior styling. Rather than starting from a blank canvas, it is clear that Ferrari took the already-lauded FF and applied an extensive makeover. Most notable about the new model is that Ferrari managed to cram a four-wheel steering system underneath; the same system found in the outrageous F12tdf.
Using what is known as 4RM Evo, Ferrari is able to combine both rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive. Using inputs from its Slip Slide Control, electronic differential and dampers, this setup is said to enable more responsive handling in both wet and dry conditions.
Powering all four wheels is a 6.3-litre V12 engine that makes 507kW of power and 697Nm of torque. That’s a 22kW and a 14Nm improvement over the late FF. The GTC4 Lusso will launch from 0-100km/h in 3.4sec before maxing out at 335km/h.
The car’s performance capability is aided by new aerodynamic solutions. A new front grille with integrated air intakes improves cooling. Air vents on the wing, a roof-mounted rear spoiler and a new triple-fence diffuser provide a much lower drag coefficient against the FF.
The GTC4Lusso model designation harks back to earlier Ferrari models, the 330 GTC and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, with the ‘4’ representing the car’s number of seats.
Pricing and in-depth specifications will be released after its public debut at the 86th Geneva International Motor Show in March.