Is the sports car going out of fashion? No! Of course not, but it got your attention. And Ferraris will never go out of fashion. Now, as a car for the driving cognoscenti, the make of Ferrari will forever be synonymous with class. And while we’ve seen the LaFerrari Spider come and go, the latest, the GTC4Lusso has a lot of power behind it. The 6.3-liter V-12 engine hits 680 horsepower at 8000 rpm, which is not to be scoffed at! Let’s get in the driving seat and see how it measures up to the Ferraris of old.
The real humdinger of the GTC4Lusso is the speed. While it is, by all accounts, an update of the FF, it’s one second faster around the Fiorano test track. It is claimed to hit 60 mph in 3.4 seconds, and with a top speed of 208 mph, its 7-speed automatic gearbox combined with its luxury interior gives the vehicle the speed and luxury you demand from a Ferrari. And while the previous FF model was quite wagon-y, this is a hatchback unlike any other sort out there! The all-wheel drive Lusso is very much a GT car, made for open roads and long stretches of highway, so if you plan to use the car on long alpine roads, you’re unlikely to feel its power. The Lusso has been touted as a civil Ferrari, which is quite surprising when you think of any Ferrari as noisy as a rock concert in the path of 30-strong aircraft, and while the 680 hp engine doesn’t hit the noise levels of old, this newer style of Ferrari is able to show that we are in the modern times now and don’t have to make an announcement when we’re three miles down the road.
So if you’re looking at a Ferrari to transport the kids to school (and let’s be honest, who doesn’t?!) this newer breed might be the one to tick your boxes and think about trading in the older model, which you can check out at more at ibuylc.com/make/ferrari, because, let’s face it, we need to make sure our baby is being put out to pasture properly before we move on. But, if you’re looking for a comfortable ride for the passengers, the Ferrari is usually about the driver and the driver alone. But the new hardware inside the vehicle has given the impression that Ferrari have finally gone all Formula 1, with all of the secondary controls on the steering wheel. From the headlights and the ignition to the phone, you’ll never need to reach far ever again! The infotainment has been given an upgrade with a 10.3-inch touchscreen with an easy to use button interface, meaning that your phone, ventilation, and audio needs are well-met. And leather-clad is the default setting on these interiors, but if you’re taller than six foot, you won’t be getting anyone in the rear seats.
For those expecting a Ferrari that’s top of the line, this doesn’t disappoint, but you may want to think twice before turning in your Spider.