After a while waiting, Ferrari finally announced the successor of the amusing FF. This time, the legendary supercar maker is betting with a more aggressive shooting brake model, which isn’t more than the European way to say long-hood hatchback model.
This “innovative” layout allows more practicability, comfort, and room and cargo space, mainly if we compare it with a traditional sports car from Ferrari. And in terms of design, is quite clear that many people will argue about its ugliness and lack of style. Here, at Up and Coming Cars, we dare to say that we are truly excited about the whole “shooting brake” concept being used by a supercar maker as Ferrari.
In fact, we still tell our readers that the FF model launched a few months ago is an astonishing supercar in terms of design and has a unique, beautiful style hard to steal for other makers out there. And do not be fooled by its appearance. As a proper Ferrari, the 2017 GTC4Lusso has a lot of power to offer, even more than expected by many.
The 2017 GTC4Lusso is taking all the things that the FF model did well in the past. It’s the continuation of a really good concept and an original one as well if we look to other makers in the supercar market, as Lamborghini and McLaren.
Let’s review what we know about the 2017 GTC4Lusso.
While Ferrari decided to officially announce the 2017 GTC4Lusso a month before of the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, this model will have its full debut during the upcoming event. In the meanwhile, we have to stick with the bare basics.
The 2017 GTC4Lusso packs a naturally aspirated V12 powerplant offering enough power to deliver up to 681 hp at 8000 RPM and a maximum torque of 514 lb-ft at 5750 RPM, representing a notable improvement from the FF. In terms of performance, Ferrari claims that the 2017 GTC4Lusso can be launched from standstill to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds while the top speed is rated at 208 mph. Plus, the four-wheel steering is present in this model, being one important and innovative feature.
Design and Unique Look
The shooting brake form gives to the 2017 GTC4Lusso a unique appearance among its siblings in the Ferrari’s lineup. Because its width increase of 1.1 inches, we can notice a wider, bolder front fascia with a longer grille below in the bumper and stylized headlights.
The rear fascia is something never seen before on a Ferrari supercar. The big, black diffuser adds violence and sportiness to its spirit while the darkened taillights are a part of its character. The fenders on the sides feature sporty air outlets with a certain aerodynamic end. The low roof line extends all the way to the rear, making it a sexy hatchback. The huge wheels wrapped with Pirelli P Zero tires are quite mandatory.
The luxurious interior features a massive 10.3-inch infotainment screen with touch controls. While users will get a huge, cutting-edge screen inside the cabin, Ferrari decided to add a smaller steering wheel. The rest of the interior environment seems extremely avant-garde, even in Ferrari’s terms. The dashboard and central console enjoy one of the most modern looks in the Italian supercar maker’s lineup nowadays.
The Bottom Line
The 2017 GTC4Lusso is one exciting and daring bet from Ferrari, which seems to firmly believe in the whole “shooting brake” concept loved by European markets. The full debut is going to take place at the 2016 Geneva Auto Show, which is going to happen next month.
The price tag will be above the $300.000-mark if we use the FF as a reference.