Unprecedented versatility in Ferrari’s new evolution
When Ferrari presented its FF at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011, it heralded a new type of Grand Tourer, one which would provide a new generation of fans with the comfort and capacity to make greater use of its car. As statistics would prove, this demographic would clock 30 per cent more mileage on their Ferraris than the traditional set of owners.
Five years later, Ferrari’s sophomore effort finally debuted at Geneva in March 2016, with the Ferrari GTC4Lusso. This time around, the big news revolves around the marque’s integration of rear-wheel steering and four-wheel drive for the first time, to double the pleasure of driving a Ferrari.
Thus, a 12-cyclinder engine provides both an aural and also sensory delight – hitting a maximum speed of 335km per hour and making zero to hundred in a mere 3.4 seconds. For a car which measures in at nearly five metres in length and two metres in width, it is surprisingly lithe, offering a max torque of 697Nm at 5,750 rpm and 80 per cent of that at only 1,750 rpm.
Inside, the family and friends will enjoy entertainment on a 10.25-inch HD touch-screen among beautiful craftsmanship and secure in the knowledge of the newly-patented 4RM-S (four-wheel drive and steering) system, an innovation which offers top-notch performance and agility in snowy, wet and low-grip roads.