Présented at the 2011 Geneva auto show, the Ferrari FF followed a tradition of Ferrari 2+2 GTs (612 Scaglietti, 456 or 400/412 previously), while innovating with the adoption of a four wheel drive system, a first on a Prancing Horse car. In 2016, the Ferrari Four becomes GTC4Lusso (in one word) at the occasion of a substantive facelift. The new name draws references from the 330 GTC and its 2+2 derivative, the 330GT, and famous 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, arguably the most elegant design in the 250GT series.
The GTC4Lusso innovates by adding four wheel steering to the existing four wheel drive system, a first for the italian brand. The 4RM-S transmission runs on version 4.0 of the Slip Slide Control system, with integratoin of the E-Diff electronic differential and the SCM-E controlled damping.
The displacement of the V12 engine remains unchanged but peak torque jumps from 683Nm at 6000 rpm to 697 Nm at 5750 rpm, with 80% available as low as 1750 rpm. Power jump from 660hp at 8000 rpm to 690hp. Compression ratio is 13.5:1, a remarkable value for such an engine. The 0-100 km/h acceleration is rated at 3.4s and top speed is claimed at 335 km/h.
Aerodynamics have been reworked with new inlets in the front grille, vents on the venders that echo styling cues of the 330 GTC, air roof spoiler and a new diffuser. On the interior side, highlights include a new infotainment system with a 10.25” capacitive touchscreen, and a steering wheel with a smaller airbag enabling a relayout of the controls. The dual cockpit layout enables the integration of an auxiliary display in front of the passenger seat with a plethora of functions. The GTC4Lusso will makes its world debut at the 2016 Geneva autoshow.