release of the FF at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011 was a unique one, as it was the first four-wheel drive model the Maranello-based company ever produced.
Five years later at the same event, Ferrari unveiled its updated version for 2016 to replace the FF, called the GTC4 Lusso.
Based on the FF, the Lusso keeps the unique ‘4RM’ four-wheel drive system first used in the 2011 model, which provides power intelligently to each wheel and is used in either Comfort or Snow mode so that you get the performance you need when you want it. 4RM uses a second gearbox to drive the front wheels and is only used in the first four gears and reverse.
The Lusso certainly is a good-looking model, with the sweeping ‘shooting break’ design cloaking the 2+2-seating format inside, whilst also providing plenty of cabin space.
With similarities to the FF, the GTC4 has new detailing such as the front grille, a roof-mounted rear spoiler and new diffuser, and the 6.2-litre V12 has also been tuned to get an extra 29hp out of it, so it now produces 680hp.
This extra power clearly makes it faster to 60mph than its predecessor, but retains the 208mph top speed. This new model however will have four-wheel steering, giving you more control than with the FF and more confidence in tricky conditions.
As with most Ferraris, the interior is very well appointed, with leather throughout, as well as more ergonomic buttons and features to help make the GTC4 Lusso as comfortable as ever.
To keep up to date with the GTC4 Lusso or if you want to find out more about our other Ferrari models, please contact the JCT600 Brooklands Leeds branch on 0113 292 6349 today.
Added: 13 April 2016