Hello GTC4Lusso, goodbye FF as Ferrari unveils its facelifted grand tourer ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut
|Engine||Power||Torque||0-100kph||Top speed||Weight (dry)||Basic price|
|V12, 6262cc||680bhp @ 8,000rpm||697Nm (514lb ft) @5,750rpm||3.4secs||335kph||1790kg (380bhp/ton)||TBC|
Ferrari has unveiled the facelifted FF that will make its debut at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
Changes to the FF – now sporting the swanky albeit more convoluted ‘GTC4Lusso’ name – include subtly revised bodywork as the company aims for a younger audience. The GTC name references 330GT and GTC 2+2 roadsters as well as the illustrious 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. And for your smart alecks assuming the ‘4’ alluded to the vehicle’s four-wheel drive system, it actually means the new Prancing Horse has ‘four comfortable seats’. Yes…really…
Key aesthetic changes include a new front grille with integrated air intakes, air vents on the rear wing, a new diffuser and a roof-mounted rear spoiler. Inside the subtle styling tweaks continue, with an updated infotainment system and a smaller steering wheel, the latter of which now boasts a redesigned Manetinno/driving mode switch The eagle eyed amongst you may also have noticed a recess between the front seats in which to house the keyfob, a feature the FF didn’t have.
While the GTC4Lu…okay enough of that. While the GTC boasts the same 6.2-litre V12 as its ‘FF’ predecessor, power has been upped from 651bhp to 680bhp. Ferrari’s updated grand tourer consequently hits 0-100kph in 3.4 seconds – three-tenths quicker – en-route to a 335kph top speed. The seven-speed dual clutch transmission makes its return, as does Ferrari’s four-wheel drive setup, the complexities of which boggled us during our first drive in the FF. Rear-wheel steering makes its debut though, the system – dubbed 4RM-S – also incorporating the Slip Slide Control setup first seen on the 458 Speciale for more optimised torque transfer, and thus, better traction through the corners.
Pricing and availability so far remain a mystery ahead of Geneva, though speculation suggests the FF’s $325K asking price is bound to shoot up.