Rear-wheel steer, all-wheel drive Ferrari GTC4Lusso revealed
The new rear-wheel steer, all-wheel drive Ferrari GTC4Lusso has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
THE NEW FERRARI GTC4 LUSSO, says Ferrari, “hails a major evolution of the sporting Grand Tourer concept by integrating rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive for the first time”. The new GTC4Lusso replaces the Ferrari FF.
The GTC4Lusso takes its name from significant Ferrari models, including the 330 GTC and its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT – one of Enzo Ferrari’s favourites – and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, which represented a sublime combination of elegance and high performance. The number 4 alludes to the car’s four seats.
Essentially just a refreshed FF, the GTC4Lusso’s 12-cylinder engine 486kW at 8000rpm and 697Nm at 5750 pm with 80% available at just 1750rpm.
The Ferrari GTC4Lusso gets Ferrari’s 4RM Evo four-wheel drive system which is integrated with rear-wheel steering for the first time. The result is the “newly-patented 4RM-S (four-wheel drive and steering) system which, based on yet another exclusive Prancing Horse patent, the latest evolution of the Slip Side Control (4.0) system, now incorporates the electronic differential (E-Diff) and the SCM-E dampers”.
Improvements have been made to the looks of the GTC4Lussi with a new grille that gets integrated air intakes and air vents on the wing that are reminiscent of those on the 330 GTC, there’s a roof-mounted spoiler and a new triple-fence diffuser. These combine to make the GTC4Lusso slipperier than the FF it replaces.
On the inside, the GTC4Lusso debuts Ferrari’s new Infotainment platform featuring a 10.25-inch HD screen with capacitive touch technology. The new steering wheel is more compact thanks to a smaller air bag and the integrated controls are allegedly “more ergonomic than ever”.
Ferrai will reveal more details at the Geneva Motor Show in March.