New Name for Ferrari FF Is GTC4 Lusso


Noone knows why Ferrari bosses decided to rename FF – weak sales or traditions? Nevertheless, new GTC4 Lusso sounds better, just like updated looks of the model, which become more Ferrari-sh. In addition to this, looking at the wide improvements list you cannot wonder anymore why car maker decide to change the name – it’s more like a generation shift rather than simple restyling. The car debuted in Geneva 2016.

Brand new Ferrari four-seater will be available for order in the last quarter of 2016.

UPDATED Release date: already available

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Initial price for standard trim 2017 GTC4 Lusso starting at $ 320,000.

Shooting Brake

Even though there is major changes in the design of GTC4 Lusso, his appearance is still has recognizable features of FF. If we talk about the changes in the exterior, the front of the car received a restyled hood, another headlights and a new bumper.

The roofine on the new supercar become lower. A front on the wings instead of the previous air intakes, has new ducts in the form of gills. The design of rear view mirrors also changed, car body sides have stylish forges, which was absent on the former model.

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The back of the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso flaunts a stylish rearlights quartet of round shape, situated at a small spoiler. Luggage compartment cover has also changed, rear bumper and glass on the tailgate along with the diffuser began to look more aggressively.

All of these design changes have been made to the body of the vehicle to improve the aerodynamic characteristics and reduce the drag coefficient as compared with the previous model. However manufacturer still does not provide any exact figures.

Hi-Tech Inside

Interior compared with the exterior has undergone more massive change. It feels that the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso there was not a recognizable details from its predecessor, although the overall architecture is still preserved.

Inside, in 2017 Ferrari GTC4 installed a new front panel, steering wheel, upgraded with Manettino electronics switch modes become more compact, the instrument panel has also re-arranged.

In the front passenger place, above the glovebox there was a large screen with information about the current speed, gear engaged, engine rpm, G-force data, and a lot of other information that was previously only available to the driver.

The center console is a multimedia system with touch 10.25-inch HD-screen with support of Apple CarPlay. It should also be noted that seats, door cards and dash are also undergone changes.

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V12 Power

If, for example, the updated model of the Ferrari 458 Italia and Ferrari California – 488 GTB and California T switched to turbocharged engines, the engine compartment of GTC4Lusso as before preserved 6.3-liter naturally-aspirated V12, which was forced from 660 hp up to 680 hp, and peak torque at 6750 rpm up to 697 Nm (514 ft lb), with 80% of torque is already available at 1750 rpm.

The engine is mated to a 7-speed robotic F1 Gearbox with 2 clutches, which provides a new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso acceleration to the sixty in 3.4 seconds is 0.3 seconds faster than Ferrari FF, but that as for the top speed, it has remained unchanged: 208 miles per hour (335 km/h).

There was also upgraded all-wheel drive system named 4RM, get to its name the prefix S – now the rear wheels on the supercar could make a turn (now it is a 4WS car), and the chassis has received Slip Side Control system (controlling side slip), which works in tandem with active dampers SCM-E and electronically controlled differential E-Diff.

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According to the manufacturer, it is possible to improve all GTC4 Lusso handling on any road surface, including snow and wet asphalt.

With regard to the unladen weight of it in comparison with its predecessor remained unchanged at 3946 lbs (1790 kg), the weight distribution of the car is made in favor of the rear axle at a ratio of 47:53.
Editor's rating
4.5 overall
  • Safety4.6
  • Performance5
  • Design5
  • Features4.8
  • Fuel economy3

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