What’s New for 2017?
What We Like
Surprisingly practical; amazing performance; incredible handling and roadholding capabilities
What We Don’t
Huge depreciation; tremendously expensive with options; styling isn’t for everyone
The 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso is a brand-new model that replaces the practical — and rather unusual — Ferrari FF for the latest model year. It’s practical because it offers a traditional hatchback shape, with four seats and a rather large trunk, unlike most Ferrari models — and it’s unusual for the very same reason. If you hear "Ferrari" and you expect a bright-red, low-slung sports coupe, the GTC4Lusso will undoubtedly surprise you.
But despite its unusual appearance, the GTC4Lusso still offers traditional Ferrari performance. Under its long hood is a 681-horsepower 6.3-liter V12 that makes an impressive 514 lb-ft of torque and boasts a 0-to-60 time of something like 3.4 seconds. The Lusso also touts all-wheel drive, unlike all other Ferrari models, and a four-wheel steering system designed to improve handling.
Of course, all this comes at a price — and, in the case of the 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso, a big one. This car starts at a massive $260,000, and that’s before options — which, in true Ferrari fashion, are plentiful. Adding to the massive cost, V12-powered 4-seat Ferrari models (like the GTC4Lusso’s predecessors, the FF, the 612 Scaglietti and the 456) are known to suffer from heavy depreciation, meaning you won’t retain much of that big price tag.
Nonetheless, this is a highly impressive car — and it’s about as close as you’ll ever get to a Ferrari you can easily drive every single day.