GENEVA – The first Ferrari pairing all-wheel steering with all-wheel-drive linked to a 690-hp, 6.3L V-12 engine will be unveiled to the public March 1 at the Geneva auto show after a series of sneak previews reserved for selected customers, VIPs and press.
The new model significantly is named the GTC4 Lusso, banking on its famous predecessors the Ferrari 330 GTC (Gran Turismo Coupé) and Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. The inclusion of “4” underscores the Ferrari characteristics of 4-passenger capacity, four driving wheels and 4-wheel steering.
The new 2-door, 4-seater, fastback Gran Turismo is a major redesign of the revolutionary model Ferrari introduced on the eve of the 2011 Geneva show. At that time, Ferrari ventured into new territories with a body architecture conceived by Italdesign’s Giorgetto Giugiaro, who created his own and exclusive Italdesign GG 50 one-off.
That architecture was developed by Pininfarina in association with Ferrari’s design center led by designer Flavio Manzoni, who is credited for the new GTC4 Lusso.
According to Ferrari, the first-generation FF has won the Prancing Horse a new, younger client base that achieves 30% higher mileage than average Ferrari drivers.
Ferrari says its patented 4RM (4 Ruote Motrici) Evo 4-wheel-drive system integrates rear-wheel steering for the first time. Based on yet another Prancing Horse patent, the latest evolution of the Slip Side Control system incorporates electronic differential (E-Diff) and the SCM-E dampers. All these sophisticated vehicle-dynamics controls are integrated by Ferrari’s proprietary software and enable the driver to effortlessly handle the GTC4 Lusso’s extraordinary torque even on snow-covered, wet or low-grip roads.