After an unofficial teaser, Ferrari finally unveiled the facelifted version of the FF. Called Ferrari GTC4Lusso, the model will be unveiled for the first time in front of the public during this year Geneva Motor Show, at the begining of March.
The four seater comes with some new design improvements but also with the rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive for the first time.
The GTC4Lusso’s name references illustrious predecessors, such as the 330 GTC or its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT (one of Enzo Ferrari’s favourites) and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. The number 4 alludes to the car’s four comfortable seats.
The GTC4Lusso uses the same 12-cylinder engine punching out 690 hp at 8,000 rpm. Both its 2.6 kg/cv weight-to-power ratio and its 13.5:1 compression ratio set new records for the category. Maximum torque is 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm with 80% already available at just 1,750 rpm.
The supercar now features Ferrari-patented 4RM Evo four-wheel drive system which 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, based on yet another Prancing Horse patent, the latest evolution of the Slip Side Control (4.0) system, now incorporates the electronic differential (E-Diff) and the SCM-E dampers.
The GTC4Lusso’s has alos new aerodynamic solutions: a new front grille with integrated air intakes to improve the efficiency of the radiating masses, the air vents on the wing that recall those of the 330 GTC, a roof-mounted rear spoiler and a new triple-fence diffuser.
Inside, its Dual Cockpit architecture is another first. The GTC4Lusso also debuts the new Infotainment platform featuring a 10.25” HD screen with capacitive touch technology. The new steering wheel is more compact thanks to a smaller air bag and the integrated controls are more ergonomic.