Chris Harris Tests the Ferrari GTC4Lusso
Ferrari is known to make GT cars that are fine to drive, but how are they from the passenger’s perspective?
Top Gear‘s Chris Harris owned Ferrari’s FF grand tourer. That makes his opinion of the facelifted FF, er… GTC4Lusso…all the more important. As usual, he and videographer Neil team up to produce a gorgeous video about a car, but it doesn’t hurt in this case that the car in question is as pretty as the Ferrari is.
With the traditional Ferrari long-nose GT treatment, the GTC4 carries on where the FF left off. That means four driven wheels and comfortable seating for four adults, as well as a useful rear hatch area. If you’re looking for a pretty and fast four-seat GT, there aren’t many options. Fewer still that can hold a candle to this Ferrari.
Where Harris usually focuses on the driving experience, this Ferrari review focuses as much on passengers as the experience behind the steering wheel. That gives Harris an excuse to review the car from every seat.
The front seat passenger enjoys a gorgeous, though optional, dashboard display with their own controls for the entertainment system. That comes along with a comfortable and supportive seat.
The rear passengers enjoy more leg room than you’d expect from a Ferrari, nice touch-point materials, and a seat that is much more bucket-like than a rear seat should be.
“The FF was a car that developed over its life. I had an early one,” Harris says. After delving into an anecdote about the car’s inability to transfer power to the front axle quickly — and using a questionable off-color faux-Italian accent to do so — Harris continues, “[The GTC4Lusso] still feels fundamentally rear driven, which is lovely, but you can feel the torque vectoring, you can feel it searching to find its line, to feel it getting power to the ground.” If you’re looking for a quarter-million dollar Italian grand tourer with 690 horsepower and a 3.4-second 0-60 time, however, this is effectively your only route.
If you’re looking for a quarter-million dollar Italian grand tourer with 690 horsepower and a 3.4-second 0-60 time, however, the GTC4Lusso offers your only route.
[Source: Top Gear on YouTube]