The 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show as the replacement for the FF.
Debuting with the least romantic name ever, the GTC4Lusso might have an even worse name than the Ferrari LaFerrari. The GTC and Lusso parts of the name come from historic Ferrari models, while the “4” signifies how the car has four seats.
So the name and increased practicality aren’t that sexy, but everything else about this car is still pretty hardcore. Powered by an increasingly rare naturally aspirated 6.3-liter V12 that revs all the way to 8,000 rpm, the GTC4Lusso outputs 680 horsepower and 514 lb-ft of torque, with 80 percent of that torque accessible at a low 1,750 rpm. This makes it more powerful than the FF it replaces, but Ferrari says it is also 30 percent more efficient. The hatch does the sprint to 62 mph in 3.4 seconds and top speed is rated at 208 mph.
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Besides the FF it replaces and the LaFerrari, this is the third Ferrari to use all-wheel drive. The grand tourer also uses rear-wheel steering, which makes it more agile at lower speeds while increasing stability and responsiveness at higher speeds.
If anything, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso proves that drivers who want practicality don’t really have to make performance sacrifices, and even with a weird name, this shooting brake is still the sexiest hatchback on the market.
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