A Revolution to The Fast “Family” Cars – The Ultimate GTC4 Lusso

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso

While visiting Dubai I had the opportunity to spend a day driving the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso. This car replaces the FF (which itself replaced the 612 Scaglietti). The Lusso looks similar to the FF, but better and with major engineering improvements including both four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. The four wheels are driven through two gearboxes. At the rear there’s a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle gearbox.

It’s lower, wider, and more aggressive than the FF. Major engine improvements call for more cooling so the grille opening has been widened to cater
for this.

The Lusso offers a choice of two engines – a 680 bhp 6.3-litre V12 and a turbocharged 3.9-litre V8, offering 602 bhp. The 6.3-litre naturally aspirated twelve-cylinder unit makes its peak power at 8000rpm and runs into the limiter at 8250rpm, while the V8 produces 602bhp at 6500rpm and can achieve zero to 100 kph in 3.5 seconds – the V12 does it in a tenth of a second quicker.

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This is the ‘family Ferrari’ as it genuinely seats four adults, and there’s a 450-litre boot. Rear seats split and fold to increase the volume to 800 litres should you need it.

And then there’s the new infotainment system. There’s a wide 10 ¼ inch screen and on the passenger side there’s touch-screen panel so the passenger adjust various settings.

The four wheels are driven through two gearboxes. At the rear there’s a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transaxle gearbox.

The car sounds great, not particularly noisy when sitting inside the cabin under normal traffic conditions, but when you put your foot down it screams like a Ferrari should.

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It has a beautiful interior with lots of luxury leather, and just like I commented about the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the steering wheel is a functional works of art – no other car brand has cooler steering wheels than Ferrari.


To arrange your own test drive in Bahrain contact Euro Motors on Tel. +973 1773 4734

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