Good news! The replacement to the Ferrari FF, the GTC4Lusso, is on its way to India! Sources suggest that the 2+2 seater supercar will make its way to our shores in 2017. Expect the price to hover around the Rs 5 crore mark. That's before you get to the options list, that is.
Now that we've got that out of the way, let's quickly glance through what the car has to offer. Let's start with the engine, shall we? The front-engined Ferrari houses the same 6.2-litre V12 motor as its predecessor, the Ferrari FF. However, power output has now been bumped up to a lip-smacking 690PS, and the torque is a towering 697Nm. The result is 0-100kmph in 3.4 seconds, and a top whack of 335kmph. All the power is channelled to all four wheels. What's more, it gets Ferrari's 4RM-S (four-wheel steering) that is borrowed from the hardcore F12tdf.
The designers at Maranello have fine-tuned the FF's design to make way for the GTC4Lusso. While it retains the proportions of the outgoing version, it gets a few visual tweaks to freshen things up as well. The design is quintessentially Ferrari and incorporates some properly epic elements that will make a petrolhead go weak in the knees. The 488GTB-inspired headlamps, the balanced silhouette and those oh-so-lovely fins on the front fender are all lust-inducing. But, but, but, our favourite has to be the rear! The trademark twin pod tail lamps have made a comeback and, coupled with the sharply raked rear windscreen and those massive quad exhausts, it's a profile we'd gladly stare at all day long.
Yes, the interiors are smothered in all things nice, that include a lot of leather, brushed aluminium and a large 10.25-inch touchscreen unit nestled in the centre of the dash. Just like the FF, the GTC4Lusso is meant to be a luxury grand tourer and can accommodate four adults with ease.
Think of it as something that is equally comfortable cruising down the French Riviera and tearing up the Maranello test track. How will it handle Indian roads? Ah, we'll have to wait till next year to know.