Remember the Ferrari FF? It was an unorthodox looking all-wheel drive Ferrari Gran Tourer for the practical minded. First introduced in 2011, it now receives not just a fresh new face but also a new name as well – the GTC4 Lusso.
Among the new aesthetics improvement in this facelift include a new front grille with integrated air intakes, new air vents on the rear wing, a different rear spoiler and a new diffuser. All these reduce the car’s drag coefficient compared to its predecessor.
The GTC4 Lusso retains the 6.2-litre V12 engine, but here Ferrari boosted its power from 651 hp before to 680 hp with close to 700 Nm of torque at its disposal. The tried and tested seven-speed F1 dual-clutch transmission is retained as well. The improved performance and new aero kit now means that the GTC4 will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.4 seconds, about 0.3 seconds quicker than the FF. Top speed meanwhile, remains at 333km/h.
New to this facelift is the 4RM-S system, a new all-wheel drive system with four-wheel steering. The GTC4 Lusso also receives Ferrari’s Slip Side Control, electronic differential and the Prancing Horse’s patented magnetic dampers. Ferrari claims the new system will improve the car’s traction by effortlessly handling the car’s massive torque on tricky surfaces.
Inside, the driver receives a redesigned steering wheel that’s smaller than before. This is to accommodate the new compact airbag, and to the centre dash rests a new 10.25-inch infotainment screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The new Ferrari is set to grace at the display of Geneva Motor Show this coming March. Back in 2011, Naza Italia introduced the FF in Malaysia for a cool RM2.8million. Expect the GTC4 Lusso to arrive on Malaysian shores later this year, if not sometime in 2017.