A Ferrari with three door, four seat configuration is a rare combination to be found in the 70 year-long history of the prancing horse. The latest iteration with this Ferrari 2+2 layout is the GTC4Lusso and it is set to make its Indian premiere on 2 August.
Only a handful of Ferraris ever had the 2+2 configuration; the GTC4Lusso is one of them and it is a proper grand tourer made to carve the continents in utmost comfort, and yet at breathtaking speeds. A replacement to the Ferrari FF, the GTC4Lusso carries in its name the legacy of several illustrious predecessors. The GTE was the first Ferrari 2+2, the elegant 365 GTC/4 was another grand tourer derived from 365 Daytona. The FF introduced the four-wheel drive Ferrari to the world. Meanwhile, the latest GTC4Lusso boasts of four-wheel steering.
Under the long hood of the GTC4Lusso is a glorious front-mid mounted 6.2-litre V12 churning out 680bhp and rapidly scaling to 100kmph in mere 3.4seconds before the supercar tops out at 335kmph. The torque is rated at 697Nm at 5750rpm, of which 80 per cent is accessible to the right foot from as low as 1750rpm, says Ferrari. There’s also an improved version of the dual-gearbox transmission with Ferrari’s4RM-S (four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering) system.
The GTC4Lusso gets a more aggressive appearance compared to the docile FF. The aerodynamics improved the drag coefficient while there are muscular body extensions, sharp splitters, 458-esque headlamps, and flared wheel arches with breathing gills on the side fenders. The raked windshield of the GTC4Lusso means a low slung roof that almost extends to the back of the car – typical for shooting brakes. The dramatic quad tail lamps and exhaust tips complement the rear diffuser and the grand tourer is complete with all the right bulges that only an Italian car can pull off so beautifully.
Being a grand tourer, the plush interior is wrapped in all-leather with functionality written all over the cabin. The exquisite carbon fibre inserts laid together with brushed aluminium and cross-stitched upholstery makes the GTC4Lusso a typical Italian GT car. The Ferrari steering wheel is present, with a large touchscreen in the centre of the dashboard. Even the co-driver gets an exclusive instrument screen embedding the speed, rpm and gear-indicator. And with Ferrari offering personalisation options, the GTC4 can be configured to personal taste.