A new Ferrari will be joining the line-up next year, the new four-seater which is a major evolution of the sporting Grand Tourer concept by integrating rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive for the first time.

The GTC4 Lusso will be a Ferrari for every occasion, whether it beon short spins or long journeys, snowy mountain roads or city streets, alone or in the company of three lucky passengers. This will be a car for the customer who demands immense power, but doesn’t want to give up comfort and refinement. In short, the GTC4 Lusso brings unprecedented versatility to Ferrari driving, like we saw with the FF. It is aimed at a younger audience that wants to use their Ferrari more often.

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The Ferrari GTC4Lusso’s name references back to historical predecessors, such as the 330 GTC or its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT – one of Enzo Ferrari’s favourites – and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, which represented a sublime combination of elegance and high performance. The number 4 alludes to the car’s 4 seat arrangement.

In terms of power, the GTC4 will pack a massive 507 kW punch from a V12 that is cable of revving to 8,000 rpm. The engine will produce 697 Nm, with 80% of that available at just 1,750 rpm, this makes it very responsive and quite suited to comfortable city cruising.

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The new Ferrari will have a 4WD system based on that of the FF (4RM Evo), but is now equipped with rear-wheel steering, an electronic differential and the SCM-E dampers. The new system will be known as 4RM-S. All this will make the Lusso’s power usable in very low-grip situations, such as snow or very wet roads.

The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso’s high levels of performance are also thanks to new aerodynamic solutions, not least a new front grille with integrated air intakes to improve the efficiency of the radiating masses, the air vents on the wing that recall those of the 330 GTC, a roof-mounted rear spoiler and a new triple-fence diffuser. The combined effect of these features is a Cd value that is substantially lower than on the FF.

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Its sporty soul is supported by the forms and styling of the rear where the curve of the roof has been lowered whilst retaining enough volume to guarantee exceptional space and comfort for all four occupants, as well as an ample luggage compartment. Ferrari’s signature twin rear lights are present.

Meticulous attention to design and carefully executed detailing has produced a cabin that is a flawless triumph of sporty luxury. Its Dual Cockpit architecture is another first, designed to enhance the shared driving experience for both driver and passenger, with the latter having their own generous optional display with a plethora of functions.

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The thing that stands out the most in the cabin is the beautiful craftsmanship of the materials which have been painstakingly selected and combined to enrich the atmosphere on board.

Generous wrap-around seats guarantee all four occupants exceptional comfort and room, creating the same ambience as a luxurious living space.

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The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso also debuts the new Infotainment platform featuring a 10.25″ HD screen with capacitive touch technology. The new steering wheel is more compact thanks to a smaller air bag and the integrated controls are more ergonomic than ever, making for an even sportier driving experience.