TURIN -- Ferrari is renaming its FF four-seat grand tourer as the GTC4Lusso and adding rear-wheel steering to boost the appeal of a model the brand launched five years ago as a practical ultraluxury sports car aimed at wealthy families.
The GTC4Lusso will debut at the Geneva auto show on March 1 with its new badge, along with a more powerful engine and exterior design tweaks to give it a more streamlined look.
Ferrari has integrated rear-wheel steering into the car's four-wheel drive system to improve high-speed stability and cornering maneuverability.
The GTC4Lusso has the same 6.3-liter V-12 engine as the FF but horsepower has been increased by 30hp to 680hp. Ferrari said the GTC4Lusso’s 2.6 kg/hp weight-to power ratio sets a new record in its category.
The GTC4Lusso has a 335kph maximum speed and accelerates from 0-100 kph (62 mph) in 3.4 seconds. By comparison, the FF hits 100kph in 3.7 seconds.
Ferrari said the car's new name comprises “GTC” for Grand Turismo Coupe, “4” for the number of seats and “Lusso” to underline that it offers the brand's most luxurious trim levels for its road cars.
The GTC4Lusso will go on sale in the second half in Ferrari's home market of Italy priced at 270,000 euros, slightly higher than the FF's 264,000 euros. Sales in the U.S., Ferrari's top market, will begin in the fourth quarter. U.S. pricing has not been disclosed yet.