Ferrari GTC4Lusso: the design
At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show Ferrari will present the GTC4Lusso, the four-seater GT which evolves the shooting-brake design of the FF.
Designed to be driven not only as a supercar but also for daily use, either in city streets or mountain roads, the GTC4Lusso is an evolution of the FF presented in 2012, and maintains the same shooting-brake body style.
The name GTC4Lusso references predecessors such as the 330 GTC or its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, while the number 4 alludes to the car’s four passenger capacity.
It is characterized by an extremely streamlined, tapered shape that gives it an almost fastback-like silhouette.
Compared to the FF, the GTC4Lusso introduces several changes. The most distinctive one is the new surface treatment of the flanks, which reinterprets the “diapason theme”.
The sharp character line that starts from the front headlight runs uninterrupted along the body, defining the shape of the side doors and rear shoulder.
The area of the door handle now has a more conventional surface treatment, without any washout.
The blade-shaped bottom line is more angled and seems to be more evident, creating a shadow that visually lightens the flank.
Lastly, the side vents behind the front wheels have been redesigned and now have a more linear contour and integrate three “wings” that recall those of the 330 GTC, as well as on the 2008 Ferrari California – which coincidentally were left out in the 2014 restyling.
The front end has new headlights, a hood with different crease lines and a new grille with integrated air intakes to improve the efficiency of the radiating masses
At the rear the curve of the roof has been lowered, and there are twin circular lights in place of the single unit of the FF, as well as a roof-mounted rear spoiler and a new triple-fence diffuser.
The driver-focused cockpit evolves the concepts of the Ferrari FF, putting even more enphasis on the “sporty” and “hi-tech” feel.
One of the main features is the Dual Cockpit architecture, which includes an optional display for the passenger to enhance the shared driving experience.
That innovative architecture aside, the cabin’s most striking feature is the beautiful craftsmanship of the materials which have been painstakingly selected and combined to enrich the atmosphere on board.
The new steering wheel is more compact thanks to a smaller air bag.
The generous wraparound seats feature a sleeker, more modern design that combines traditional craftsmanship with a futuristic look.
The GTC4Lusso is also equipped with a new 10.25” HD screen with capacitive touch technology.
The GTC4Lusso is powered by a 12-cylinder engine delivering 690 cv at 8,000 rpm and 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm with 80% already available at just 1,750 rpm . Both its 2.6 kg/cv weight-to-power ratio and its 13.5:1 compression ratio set new records for the category.
The Ferrari-patented 4RM Evo four-wheel drive system 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 now incorporates the electronic differential (E-Diff) and the SCM-E dampers.
Ferrari GTC4Lusso – Technical Specifications
Dimensions and weight
Length 4,922 mm
Width 1,980 mm
Height 1,383 mm
Dry weight** 1,790 kg
Weight distribution: 47-53% front/rear
Maximum speed 335 km/h
0-100 km/h: 3.4 sec