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New car debrief: Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, CAR+ March 2016

Published: 17 February 2016

► Ferrari FF's mid-life overhaul
► GTC4 Lusso replaces FF name
► Features a new four-wheel-steering system 

1) What the FF? Ferrari has renamed its £230k four-seater, four-wheel drive estate car as part of a mid-life overhaul, so now we get to call it the GTC4 Lusso. Which just trips off the tongue. The new moniker references a number of historic Ferraris, including 330 GTC and 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso.

2) More fours – keeping the 4wd company in the GTC4 Lusso is a new four-wheel steering system. Collectively called ‘4RM-S’, this combo features adaptive dampers, an E-diff and ‘side slip control’ (v4.0 – natch).

3) More power – the 6.2-litre V12 also gets a tickle. Power is up from 651 to 681bhp, while torque rises from 504 to 514lb ft, 80% of which is available at just 1750rpm. 0-62mph drops 0.3sec to 3.4, while top speed stays 208mph, despite improved aero.

4) Look closer – it’s not obvious, but Ferrari has actually lowered the rear roof line, apparently without compromising interior space. You can’t miss the new dual rear lights, though, nor the extra vents at the front. Inside a new 10.25in display boosts modernity.

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