Ferrari GTC4 Lusso
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is Ferrari’s newest and hottest model. To describe it easily, most people would simply call it “the new FF”. Granted, it would be far easier: you better not be dyslexic when it comes to pronouncing the latest names from the italian brand. But I’ll get to that later.
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso was unveiled by Ferrari simultaneously on all their social media platforms. It’s definitely nice to see brands who understand more and more the power of social media and how the internet can shape and help their communication! The car itself was physically revealed in Italy at the Villa Erba (Lake Como) during an amazing show to selected clients. The new car was introduced by Sebastian Vettel & Kimi Raikonnen behind the wheel. There were three models shown: the silver one the internet had seen, a red one (Rosso California) and a white one (Bianco Italia).
The four-seater four-wheel drive monster is quite something. It definitely keeps the core DNA of the FF, but with a bunch of new details making it always more agressive (it’s also slightly bigger and larger, very slightly). As far as I’m concerned, the new hood undoubtely hints at the F12 with a more carved aspect instead of being all flat, like on the FF. The new front bumper feels wilder: where the Ferrari FF felt more like a gentle being, this feels like a wild animal. But a polyvalent animal who, despite all odds, maintains this “family aspect” due to the general design of the car (which, I believe, was something Ferrari intended). They’ve completely redesigned the back, with four round backlights, where the FF only had two. That’s a pretty neat detail that I enjoyed. The V12 remains, though upgraded, giving a boost of +30hp, bringing it up to 690bhp.
As I mentioned earlier, the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso has quite an interesting name, for many reasons. First of all, let’s face it, it’s not easy to remember for the common guy. But for a true petrolhead like you and I, this is like your ABCs. Second interesting thing is the use of the term “Lusso” (“luxury” in italian), which instantly reminded me of the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso, a classic masterpiece which marked its era and is, to this day, considered as one of the most elegant production Ferrari ever built. Therefore, the GTC4 Lusso is clearly branded as a luxury, comfortable and classy car. As for the GTC4, it stands for “Gran Turismo Competizione”, the 4 as in 4-seater & 4-wheel drive.
All in all, despite a tendency to have harder and harder names (but then again, it’s hard to do simpler than “FF”), the car is quite something. And I can’t wait to see it on our roads, as well as on the track, where I’m fairly confident it *does* have its place.