Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, a double-sided Shooting-Brake



The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is a four-seater coupé car, launched by the Cavallino at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2016.


Part of the Shooting-brake category, this car is consistent with Ferrari's automotive history. In fact, from its origins there is the presence of examples of four-seater cars equipped with powerful engines, and the new GTC4 Lusso takes up the constructive philosophy without compromising on sportiness.


The car enters the range replacing the Ferrari FF, and is equipped with a 6,262 cm³ engine called Ferrari F140 ED, a V12 with 65-degree banked banks, delivering a power of 690 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, with compression ratio of 13.5:1.



The maximum torque is 607 Nm at 5,750 rpm, while the top speed remains the same reached by the FF model, or 335 km/h, despite the engine being much more powerful than the previous model.


The GTC4 Lusso can be used every day thanks to the use and improved version of the 4WD Evo all-wheel drive system patented by Ferrari, introduced for the first time on the FF, and an innovative integrated four-wheel steering system, called 4WD -S.


The engine is combined with a sequential seven-speed transmission.


The name GTC and some external details such as the side air vents refer, as previously mentioned, to historical models of the Cavallino brand, such as the 33° GTC from which it takes the acronym, while the word Luxury is linked to some of the most iconic models of the 1960s, such as the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso (or 250 GTL) and the 330 GT 2+2.


The number 4 instead identifies the number of passengers for which the car has been homologated.



As for the design, the car was completely taken care of by the Ferrari Style Center, under the careful guidance of Flavio Manzoni.


The style, but above all the external lines of the car, refer to the previous model, with a compact rear and characterized by the classic Ferrari circular lights, seen for the last time on the F430, which contains a double ring of LED headlights.


The front, on the other hand, is elongated, a necessary condition to be able to accommodate the V12 engine, and features a grille with a single air intake with three horizontal chrome strips, providing greater cooling and at the same time giving the car a more aggressive appearance.


Another reference to the past is the installation of the double Ferrari symbol, with the chromed Prancing Horse placed centrally near the grille, while the classic Ferrari symbol - with the prancing horse on a yellow background - is placed centrally on the tip of the hood.



The car is substantially a further refinement of the FF model also on the chassis front with a crossover bodywork, where the shooting-brake concept is reinterpreted with a coupé aesthetic, finally obtaining an extremely aerodynamic tapered shape in the sheet metal, giving a silhouette recalling the Fastback category.


The interiors are obviously aimed at the complete comfort of the occupants, divided by a central tunnel stitched in leather as well as the seats, which wrap the passenger to guarantee maximum ergonomics during the journey.


The dashboard features the classic analogue sports tachometer, combined with a multifunction steering wheel, from which vehicle dynamics can be directly managed. The dashboard features a centrally positioned 10.25 inches touch screen, with Split View function, to allow easy use even by the passenger alongside the rider. In addition, in front of the latter there is an additional screen, which displays information such as speed, travel gear, engine speeds and acceleration and deceleration values.


The interior largely covered in leather and the comfort of the car almost make you forget you are driving a Ferrari.



The dynamics of the GTC4 Lusso, however, immediately bring passengers back to reality. In fact, the engine has a flexibility of up to 4.000 rpm, only to indulge in angry progressions, with the possibility of stretching up to 8.100 rpm, never losing control thanks to the Magnaride SCM-E suspension supplied.


A double-sided engine that in fact does not displease the customers of the red car at all, and indeed is considered a great point in favor of this car, which improve the versatility of the different driving conditions combined with the exceptional effectiveness in mixed sections, especially in the winding mountain roads, giving emotions and fun to any person sitting inside the passenger compartment.



In any case, the car is anything but demanding, despite the power of the engine, thanks to the use of technological systems such as traction control and stabilityà, which help to have a more relaxed rather than sporty drive. The list price for this car is set at 270,060 Euros.


DATA SHEET


Car body


Coupe

Two doors

Four seats

Tank capacity 91 liters

Mass in running order 1,955 kg

Towable mass max 0 kg

Length 492 cm

Width 198 cm

Height 138 cm

Step 299 cm


Engine


12 cylinders in V

Displacement 6,262 cm³

Fuel supply

Max power/speed 507 KW (689 hp) 8,000 rpm

Maximum torque 697 Nm

Four-wheel drive

Seven-speed sequential gearbox


Performance


Max speed 335 km/h

Acceleration 0-100km/h in 3.4 seconds

Anti-polluting approval Euro 6

CO2 emissions 350 g/km


Consumption


Urban 23 liters/100 km

Extra-urban 11 liters/100 km

Mixed 15 liters/100 km


Standard accessories


Retractable side airbags on door panel for standard head protection

7-speed sequential gearbox as standard

20 "alloy wheels as standard

Front seat belts and post. with func. loadlimiter and isofix post. standard

Bi-zone air conditioning as standard

Integrated 5-position vehicle dynamics control - Manettino on the standard steering wheel

F1-Track traction control as standard

Cruise control with information repetition on the instrument panel

standard

Central display of the 10.25 "infotainment system as standard

ESC (Electronic Stability Control) as standard

LED taillights as standard

Bi-Xenon headlights + DRL functionality as standard

HELE - High Emotion Low Emission as standard

Carbon ceramic brake system as standard

Leather interior as standard

Tire repair kit as standard

Charge maintainer as standard

Windscreen and front side windows with thermal and acoustic absorption as standard

Performance Launch control as standard

Rear door with electrified closing as standard

Engine Start button on standard steering wheel

Full Electric seats with 8 reg. with heating, reg. pneum. side panels and supp. lumbar, 3 series memories

Front and rear parking sensors as standard

Side Slip Control 4 (SSC) as standard

Magnaride SCM-E adaptive suspension as standard

Internal electrochromic mirror as standard

Rear parking camera with active grid as standard

Standard car cover

Steering wheel with standard electrical adjustments

Multifunction leather steering wheel as standard

ABS + EBD as standard

Retractable front airbags on driver and passenger side as standard

Key with transponder, integrated alarm and remote control for opening doors and trunk lid as standard

Rain and twilight sensors as standard

Infotelematic system with navig. with 3D maps, 4 USB sockets, Bluetooth audio streaming and DAB radio as standard

Heated and electrically foldable exterior mirrors as standard

Andrea Rasponi