The Ferrari FF Is Dead: Say Hello To The New GTC4Lusso

Maranello has updated its four-seater, four-wheel drive shooting brake, and given it a new name
The Ferrari FF Is Dead: Say Hello To The New GTC4Lusso

Given that it’s a shooting brake, is all-wheel drive and can carry four actual, full-sized human beings, the FF is arguably the most intriguing thing Ferrari makes. And now, it’s even better. It’s received a whole host of changes, and Ferrari has even gone so far as to give the thing a new name: no longer is it the FF, it’s now the GTC4Lusso.

The Ferrari FF Is Dead: Say Hello To The New GTC4Lusso

So, it’s a clumsy name that - like the F12berlinetta - makes you wonder if the bloke who sorts out model names at Ferrari has a broken space bar, but fortunately the restyle is anything but clumsy. We usually like to poke fun at the blink and you’ll miss it facelifts manufacturers seem to favour these days, but in the case of the GTC4, the nip and tuck it’s received is actually quite a significant one. And the changes are for the better, we reckon: check out the comparison photos above and below, where you’ll see the outgoing FF on the left.

The Ferrari FF Is Dead: Say Hello To The New GTC4Lusso

As well as being aesthetically pleasing, the restyle brings with it a drag coefficient which is “substantially lower than on the FF.” You also get more power; the 6.2-litre V12 has been cranked up to 680bhp at 8000rpm with 514lb ft of torque at 5750rpm, up from 651bhp and 504lb ft.

The dry weight figure of 1790kg is no different to the FF, but the extra power is enough to slice 0.3sec off the FF’s 0-62mph figure - you’ll now be able to dispatch the benchmark sprint in 3.4 seconds. Top speed is - as on the FF - 208mph.

The Ferrari FF Is Dead: Say Hello To The New GTC4Lusso

The leather-festooned interior gains a new infotainment system based around a 10.25-inch touchscreen, but the most interesting change from the FF is the one you can’t see. Under the skin, Ferrari has fitted its ‘4RM-S’ four-wheel steering system, something you’ll also find on the bonkers F12 TDF.

Can’t quite stump up the anticipated £230,000 or so price tag (the FF was £226,023)? You could just settle for having a good gawp at it in the metal - which you’ll be able to do at next month’s Geneva Motor Show.


Jonny 3

I think it looks a lot better than the FF :)

02/08/2016 - 14:07 |
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I dont know why but the rear reminds me of Paul Blackthorne ^^

02/08/2016 - 14:07 |
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Leonardus Wilhelmus de Graaf

alfa brera v12 swap

02/08/2016 - 14:07 |
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Why does this article say that this is an FF facelift? This is a new model. That’s like saying the M4 is an M3 coupe. It’s not. It’s a new model.

02/08/2016 - 14:08 |
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Boosted Boris

Ferrari takes exclusivity to the next level: only people who care to tell they have one will put effort into memorizing that name.

02/08/2016 - 14:10 |
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Mark Mason

Thats a terrible name.

02/08/2016 - 14:11 |
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It looks as if they’ve taken out the infotainment system out of a BMW, flipped it and put some leather over a couple corners, doesn’t it?

02/08/2016 - 14:12 |
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Lol it actually does

02/08/2016 - 14:48 |
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Thug Bird

It looks kinda like a modern revival of the 456, the rather obscure 4 seater Ferrari.

And for that I love it so much right now.

chirp chirp

02/08/2016 - 14:13 |
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I was thinking the same thing! As soon as i saw the back, i immediately thought of the 456!

02/08/2016 - 14:43 |
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Ahhh you beat me to it.. To me at least it is very much a modern 456 Venice in terms of design language :p

02/08/2016 - 14:55 |
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It looks like a modern take on the 456 Venice! I love it!

02/08/2016 - 16:55 |
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Evtim Arnaudov

It only got to be blue.

02/08/2016 - 14:16 |
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02/08/2016 - 17:49 |
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