Geneva Motor Show LIVE: Ferrari GTC4Lusso

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The Italian thoroughbred has decided the FF moniker wasn’t strong enough and the facelifted version has been introduced in a worldwide public premiere during the ongoing Geneva Motor Show as the GTC4Lusso.

The replacement is not a mere cosmetic and moniker update, but also brings more power and enhanced performances to the table. The Ferrari Four – long for FF – is retired as of now and the Maranello magicians have a compelling successor that will improve the all-wheel drive recipe. Of course the most important change is under the hood where the naturally-aspirated 6.5-liter V12 has been massaged to increase its delivery from 651 horsepower (486 kilowatts) and 504 pound-feet (683 Newton meters) of torque to 680 hp (507 kW) and 515 lb-ft (697 Nm). Assisted by the rest of the mechanical modifications, the increased oomph has resulted in a lower 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint time that now stands at just 3.4 seconds (down 0.3 seconds). The maximum speed has remained unchanged at 208 mph (335 km/h). The spectacular performance is all the more impressive as we should remember the GTC4Lusso is a hefty supercar, tipping the scales at a dry weight of 3,946 pounds (1,790 kilograms).

The design has an evolutionary refreshment theme and some of these changes are not coming from the stylists but rather from the engineers, which have worked even harder to increase the supercar’s aerodynamic efficiency and reduce the drag. Now Ferrari has also introduced a rear-wheel steering system with the proprietary Slip Side Control working together with an electronic differential and the automatically adjustable dampers in order to make sure the torque distribution is even regardless of surface. The cabin has also been refreshed with a new 10.25-inch full HD capacitive touchscreen for the infotainment system with support for Apple CarPlay and new interface.