Ferrari GTC4Lusso Review

Ultimate family four-seater – blast around in style

By Shahzad Sheikh

Click below now to watch my Ferrari GTC4Lusso Review

This is the most practical Ferrari till the mooted SUV arrives – and that will likely be based on this platform.

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It’s been out a couple of years, but this was our first opportunity to do a full review on the car, and we focused a little more on practicality.

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The Ferrari GTC4Lusso replaced the FF, and whilst there’s some similarity in shape, this is an all-new car with new sheet metal, new engines and 16mm more rear legroom. So it’s a full four-seater as I demonstrate in the video above.

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Despite being a competent family mover, it still offers blistering Ferrari performance with a screaming V12, but with grand touring comfort.

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Under that long bonnet is a 6.3 V12 with 681bhp with 514lb ft with all-wheel drive giving a 0-100kph time of 3.4 seconds, and a top speed of 335kph – and 80% of that torque is available from just 1750rpm.

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In addition to the uprated AWD system there’s also four-wheel steering which is also available on the rear-wheel drive only 3.9 V8 Twin Turbo version. That puts out 602bhp and 561lb ft providing a 0-100 time of 3.5 seconds and 320kph. Both come with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

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So there’s very little difference in overall performance, so you might think the V8 would be the one to get, but let’s be honest, if you’re going to get a big Ferrari GT, and you’re spending around a million dirhams anyway, then you really might as well get the V12.

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It’s a screamer too. Performance and handling is just as you’d expect it to be. More astonishing is its daily-driveability. It’s surprisingly usable.

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If you want ultimate performance from Ferrari, go for an 812 Superfast, if you want ultimate handling go for a 488 but if you want ultimate practicality go for the GTC4Lusso.

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