|Price||₹ 4.26 Crore onwards|
|Engine||3900 to 6262 cc|
|Transmission||Automatic (Dual Clutch)|
|Seating Capacity||4 Seater|
What would be better than a Ferrari with a V12 engine, mad power that can seat two? The answer is the same Ferrari that can seat four. Known for its two seater rockets, Ferrari built the FF in 2011 – the fastest four-seater car that time. Five years later, we have the GTC4 Lusso, the next generation FF.
The GTC4 Lusso is a shooting brake, a sporty station-wagon in everyday terms. The three door Ferrari can accommodate four people and is still no less than any other Ferrari. The front fascia is dominated by a wide single-piece horizontally slatted air dam that extends across the width of the car with the prancing horse emblem in the centre. The Ferraro 458 style headlamps are swept back on the contoured hood with flared fenders on the side. Moving on to the side, the Ferrari has the familiar low slung profile with large alloy wheels filling up the wheel arches. The long hood is complemented by the breathing gills on the fenders. The raked windshield means a low slung roof that almost extends to the back of the car – typical for shooting brakes. The tail is also as dramatic as the whole car with the tapering cabin, wide rear bumper with rear splitter and the quad exhausts.
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is a grand tourer and hence luxurious. Wrapped in leather the function-focused interior is exquisite especially with the carbon fibre inlays. Like all grand tourers, it gets a touch-screen infotainment system, climate control, power adjustable front seats et al. The three spoke steering wheel gets the typical flurry of switches that can control everything from driving modes, car setup and gear shifts along with Bluetooth telephony. The instrument cluster has the rev counter taking centre stage while speed and other vitals are displayed on the two TFT screens around the tachometer. Even the co-driver gets a peek at exactly how fast you are driving through a screen embedded in the dashboard displaying rpm, speed and the gear you are driving in.
For safety, you are cocooned between four airbags – two upfront and two curtain airbags. It gets traction control, launch control, skid control and a host of other electronic aids as a part of its electronic stability program.
Engine and Transmission
The GTC4 Lusso is powered by the massive 6.3-litre Ferrari V12 that produces 680bhp of power and 697Nm of torque. The naturally aspirated mill powers the Ferrari past 100kmph in almost 3.5 seconds to a top speed of 345kmph. It also gets an improved version of the dual-gearbox four-wheel-drive setup from the FF along with four-wheel-steering as well. In India you also get the GTC4 Lusso T with a 3.9-litre turbocharged V8 engine that develops about 603bhp of power and comes with the classic rear-wheel drive setup with four-wheel steering from the bigger brother.
The new-gen Ferrari “bread van” could be claimed as the best looking one till date. The GTC4Lusso is a genuine four-seater, has a blistering Ferrari performance and there’s a usable boot as well. What’s not to like!