Geneva LIVE: Ferrari's FF-replacing GTC4Lussoby Drew Johnson
Ferrari is replacing its FF with the new GTC4Lusso.
Ferrari has unveiled an updated version of its FF grand tourer at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
More than just a mid-cycle refresh, the FF will receive a completely new name — GTC4Lusso. Ferrari says the new name is a nod to cars like the 330 GTC, 330 GT and 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. The 4 signifies the car's four-wheel drive system.
Like the FF that came before it, the GTC4Lusso receives its motivation from a front-mounted 6.3L V12 engine, but power will be bumped to 680 horsepower and 514 lb-ft of torque. With all four tires clawing the ground, the GTC4Lusson is capable of accelerating from 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, or 0.3 seconds faster than the outgoing FF. Top speed in unchanged at 208mph.
The GTC4Lusso promises to be a sharper handler than the FF thanks to a new four-wheel steering system called 4RM-S. The GTC4Lusso also boasts an updated version of Ferrari's Slip Slide Control system that incorporates the car's electronic differential and dampers.
The front end styling of the GTC4Lusso is more or less an evolution of the FF with a revised grille and lower bumper, but the rear of the car has received much more work. Ferrari says the car's roof has been lowered while four taillights occupy the space where there was once only two. The car's rear splitter has also been overhauled.
The interior of the GTC4Lusso has been revised to include a more modern-looking center stack complete with a new 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The car's steering wheel is more compact than before thanks to a smaller airbag design.
Sales of the 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso should commence in the coming weeks.
Live images by Ronan Glon.