Sports cars manufacturers constantly look for ways to exceed car collectors ‘expectations. Car experts on the 2016 Geneva Motor Show have recognized the predecessor of the Ferrari FF – the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, as more powerful and more beautiful in terms of proportions. The high-performance vehicle from Maranello’s manufacturing facility seems to be more technologically advanced as well. The four-seater features exceptional performance in all touring conditions. When this is combined with athletic appearance elegance, high-end materials and luxurious comfort for the passengers and the driver, we obtain impressive results.
The concept is named after iconic models from 60’s and 70’s – the 330 GTC Lusso and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, The Ferrari GTC4Lusso debuted at the 2016 Geneva Show.
Ferrari engineers have boosted engine’s maximum power output. The newly launched Ferrari GTC4 Lusso packs a 6.3 l Ferrari GT V12 engine producing 680 horsepower and 514 pound-feet of torque. In comparison, the predecessor is capable of 651 hp and 504 lb-ft. The sports concept sprints to 62 miles (100 km/h ) per hour in 3.4 seconds. The top speed is 208 mph (335 km/h).
The performance data is ensured by a number of high-end technological solutions such as new piston heads, anti-knock control system, and multi-spark ignition. The GTC4Lusso also benefits from the significant weight reduction.
Built with the speed in mind, the vehicle features outstanding handling even on low grip roads and stability in all driving conditions. The Ferrari engineers claim that the new Lusso sports car is incredibly versatile.
The GTC4Lusso’s aerodynamic kit includes a rear spoiler, which is designed as a part of the hatch. This aerodynamic part works to reduce drag and improve the efficiency.
Ferrari GTC4 Lusso Engine Specifications
Type V engine with 12 cylinders
Displacement 6262 cc
Bore/stroke ratio 94 mm x 75.2 mm
Maximum output 507 kW at 8,000 rpm
Maximum torque 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm
Top speed 8,250 rpm
Compression ratio 13.5:1
Wheelbase 2,990 millimeter
Front axle track 1,674 millimeter
Rear axle track 1,668 millimeter
Length 4,922 4,922 millimeter
Width 1,980 4,922 millimeter
Height 1,383 millimeter
Wheelbase 2,990 millimeter
Total weight 1,920 kg
Dry weight 1,790 kg
Weight distribution 47% front, 53% rear
Fuel container capacity 91 l
Top speed 208 mph (335 Km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 mph (0 – 100 km/h) 3.4 sec
The Ferrari has always been associated with innovative architecture and design. The GTC4Lusso keeps a fastback form in a sporty soul. At the rear part of the silhouette the curve of the top has been smoothly lowered. At the same time, there is enough space for the rear passengers and the storage compartment. The back end of the car features Ferrari’s typical twin lights. These striking lighting solution broaden car’s appearance horizontally. The single grille accentuates the front and evokes sense of power.
The cabin features both a driver cockpit and a passenger compartment separated by a central tunnel. This styling solution creates an on-board comfort and ambiance of a luxurious, relaxing space. This makes longer journeys comfortable and relaxing.
Other contributors to the Lusso’s comfort are the controls, which have been revised. They are styled with different shape. The climate control system is quieter.
The infotainment system features a 10.25″ HD touchscreen. It displays the performance statistics and interact with its on-board system. The satellite navigation with 3D maps and Apple CarPlay connectivity are other great features that differ the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso from its predecessor.
As a result, the latest Ferrari model amazes with innovative technological solutions and sophisticated elegance. Lusso is more than a facelifted version of the Ferrari FF. The changes in the front and rear fascias and the improved performance will definitely attract the Ferrari fans.