Say hello to a new Italian exotic car with a strange name: the Ferrari GTC4Lusso.
To name the replacement for its previous grand tourer, the FF, Ferrari reached into its history for ‘GTC’ and ‘Lusso,’ combining them with a ‘4’ to represent the number of seats. Like the hardcore ‘tdf’ version of the Ferrari F12, the GTC4Lusso comes with a combination of rear-wheel steering and four-wheel drive.
Under the hood, a naturally aspirated 6.3-liter 12-cylinder engine cranks out 680 horsepower and 514 lb-ft of torque, with 80 percent of that torque accessible at 1,750 rpm. That makes it more powerful than the outgoing Ferrari FF while the brand says is should get roughly 30 percent better fuel mileage than its predecessor.
The jump from 0 to 62 mph will take this car about 3.4 seconds, while top speed is rated at 208 mph.
Ferrari’s new 4RM-S (four-wheel drive and steering) setup uses an electronic differential, adjustable dampers and Ferrari’s latest Slip Side Control computer system to make sure the GTC4Lusso can grip the road in all conditions. Ferrari says that the design of the new car is also more slippery than the FF, with a “Cd value that is substantially lower,” according to Ferrari.
Inside, a dual-cockpit architecture is used, which means that the driver and passenger get their own separate displays and controls. A large 10.25-inch HD touchscreen is now fitted to the car, while Ferrari says that a more compact steering wheel gives the GTC4Lusso an even sportier drive.
Watch for the GTC4Lusso to make its official debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in early March.
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