2016 Ferrari GTC4Lusso: Performance, Versatility, and Elegance Combined into a 4-Seater [Photo Gallery]

Ferrari GTC4Lusso Concept

While TFL was focused on the Chicago Auto Show, the announcement of Ferrari’s latest prancing horse debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March was overlooked. From Maranello comes an updated version of the FF — a new four-seater Grand Tourer concept with four-wheel drive and integrated rear wheel steering. This car has the versatility to cover short drives or long road trips, snowy mountain roads or city streets, driving solo or in the company of three lucky passengers.

The GTC4Lusso name harkens back to the 330 GTC or its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT, and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, which was known for its heavenly combination of elegance and performance. The number 4 hints its is a four-seater or the fact that this car is all-wheel drive.

Ferrari GTC4Lusso Concept

The GTC4Lusso concept was brought forth by Ferrari Design and evolves the shooting brake coupe into a streamlined, tapered shape with a pseudo-fastback silhouette. A new front grilled with integrated air intakes draws in huge amounts of air. The air vents on the wing are a callback to the 330 GTC. Aerodynamics are enhanced by a roof-mounted rear spoiler and a new triple-fence diffuser. The back end features Ferrari’s signature twin rear taillights.

Underneath the sculpted hood is a naturally aspirated 12-cylinder engine that racks up 680 horsepower at 8,000 rpm, which is 30 more over the FF. Maximum torque is 514 lb-ft at 5,750 rpm with 80 percent available at 1,750 rpm. Exceptional grip comes from a newly-patented 4RM-S (four-wheel drive and steering) system, which integrates rear-wheel steering for the first time. Traction gets the hookup from Ferrari’s Slip Side Control system, E-Diff electronic differential, and SCM-E dampers. All this amounts to a zero to 62 mph time of 3.4 seconds — nearly half a second faster than the FF.

Ferrari GTC4Lusso Concept interior

Ferrari GTC4Lusso Specs:

  • Engine: 6.3L V12
  • Power: 680 hp @ 8000 rpm
  • Torque: 514 lb-ft @ 5750 rpm
  • Drivetrain layout: all-wheel drive with integrated rear-wheel steering
  • Curb weight: 3,946 lbs (with optional lightweight equipment)
  • Weight distribution: 47/53 (front/rear)
  • 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph): 3.4 seconds
  • Top Speed: 208 mph

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