Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Newspress | posted March 03, 2016 11:33
Ferrari debuts new four-seater grand tourer, the GTC4 Lusso
After releasing preview renders of the FF successor several weeks ago, Ferrari officially unveiled the GTC4 Lusso at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show. Combining performance, sporty elegance and luxurious comfort, the GTC4 Lusso is the brand's latest evolution of a four-seater grand tourer.
Still taking cues from a shooting brake design, the GTC4 Lusso features a more aerodynamic finish than the FF according to Ferrari. Starting with its front fascia, the headlights, grill, front bumper and hood get a slight design tweak. Moving towards the side, it has a new character line that runs along the front fenders and doors, along with 20-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels and cooling vents. Carried over from the FF however are its flared wheel arches.
The rear, on the other hand, greatly differs from the FF. Gone are the single circular taillights and which have now been replaced with Ferrari's signature dual taillight design. Also new to the GTC4 Lusso is new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser, updated exhaust pipes and a slightly kinked D-pillar.
In terms of dimensions, it measures 4,922mm long, 1,980mm wide and 1,383mm tall. Moreover, it also has a 2,990mm wheelbase along with a curb weight of 1,920kg. It also has a 47% front and 53% rear weight distribution.
Aboard the new grand tourer, it has a new Dual Cockpit architecture that allows both driver and front passenger to have a shared driving experience according to Ferrari. The design also allows both the necessary controls to be within easy reach for the driver and passenger. It also gets a more compact steering wheel along with updated ergonomics.
Over to onboard equipment, it has a 10.25-inch touchscreen display that is powered by a new Jacinto CPU which is eight times more powerful than the previous system, satellite navigation with 3D maps and Apple CarPlay connectivity. The passenger also gets their own 8.8-inch color full HD and Full Touch Screen display. It also has four racing bucket seats wrapped in leather.
Also providing better interior comfort for the occupants include: improved sound insulation and a Low E-Roof which reduces heat exchange between the car's interior and outside elements. When outside temperature is hot, the special glass reflect solar rays away from the car. On the flipside, when outside temperature is cold, the glass reflects the heat inside the car to cut heat loss.
Under the hood, is an improved naturally-aspirated 6.3-liter V12 that pushes out 690 PS at 8000 rpm along with 697 Nm of torque at 5750 rpm. Compared to the FF, the GTC4 Lusso produces 30 PS more and 15 Nm more than the old engine. The engine is then mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox that drives all four wheels.
With it, the GTC4 Lusso can sprint from 0 – 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds before reaching its 335 km/h top speed.
Also making its way in the GTC4 Lusso are active rear wheel steering courtesy of the Slip Slide Control, E-Diff, torque vectoring system and Magnaride Damper Control.