Ferrari has revealed the first official images of the GTC4Lusso ahead of its full public debut at the Geneva Motor Show. A heavily revised version of the FF four-seat grand tourer, the GTC4Lusso gains styling and mechanical upgrades to keep up with its closest rival, the Bentley Continental GT.
Ferrari FF vs GTC4Lusso – styling
At the front, the GTC4Lusso differs from its predecessor courtesy of a new front air dam – it’s wider, squarer and fitted with less chrome which, combined with a deep front splitter, boosts cooling and aerodynamic efficiency. The headlights, meanwhile, now more closely resemble those of the 488.
Along the flanks sits a new pair of air intakes behind the rear arches, larger than before and featuring three gills – a nod to the classic 330 GTC. The waistline is defined by a much sharper crease running from the front wing to the rear of the car, while a similarly bold edge rises up from the front of the side towards the rear wheel arch.
Arguably the most significant changes come at the rear. The quirky “shooting brake” (a cross between a two-door coupe and an estate) design is carried over from the FF, but the GTC4Lusso looks more square and compact than before. The twin tail lights of the FF have been replaced with quad units, and beneath them sits a new rear diffuser.
Ferrari FF vs GTC4Lusso – interior
The interior has received similar levels of attention. The dash has been de-cluttered thanks to a new 10.25-inch HD infotainment screen flanked by a pair of central air vents (in contrast to the FF’s three). Four generous seats remain, as does the nifty secondary instrument panel for the front passenger, which can display speed, revs and a variety of other functions.
Ferrari FF vs GTC4Lusso – driving and engines
Power certainly wasn’t lacking in the FF, but Ferrari has elected to tinker with the 6.2-litre V12 – it now produces 680hp (up from 650). Top speed now stands at 208mph and the 0-62mph dash takes 3.4 seconds. The FF was the only modern Ferrari offered with four-wheel drive, and the GTC4Lusso adds four-wheel steering to an otherwise similar setup.
Ferrari FF vs GTC4Lusso – price and release date
Prices for the new GTC4Lusso have yet to be confirmed, though the outgoing FF was priced at a shade over £227,000.
It’ll be officially revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.
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