You can, and with surprising ease. Although your natural instinct may be to snort derisively when someone from the marketing department talks about a 207mph surface-to-surface missile with room on board for four, the fact is they’re right.
Swing open the big door, watch the front seats whirr speedily forward and you’re faced with a pair of deeply scalloped and very comfortable rear buckets.
The boot is similarly Tardisian. Pop open the electrically-assisted tailgate and the 450-litre loadbay – it grows to 800 litres with the rear seats flipped forward – can easily swallow four overnight bags, or a weekly shop. Handy.
This is a Ferrari, so the driver is still central to the Lusso’s dynamic equation, but the team behind the car’s development has put a great deal of thought and effort into what Griffiths calls ‘democratising the driving experience’.
The result is a cabin where cocooned front passengers not only have their own touch-screen dashboard (a symmetrical layout that’s handy for left- and right-hand markets) but also full access to the shiny new infotainment system, accessed through the pin-sharp 10.25” central screen. There’s lightning quick navigation, split-screen functionality, Apple CarPlay and intuitive access to the system’s myriad functions.
But don’t for a moment think that Ferrari has gone all soft and welched on performance and dynamism. Far from it. Beneath that helicopter pad of a bonnet sits an overhauled version of the 6262cc nat-asp V12 that powered the FF. Drawing lessons from the demented F12 tdf, this all-alloy unit steps into the ring with a punchy 680bhp at 8000rpm and 514lb ft at 5750rpm. A massive 80% of that torque is available at just 1750rpm.
And then some. It’ll claw its way to 62mph in just 3.4sec, top out at 208mph and deliver expletive-inducing acceleration in any gear at any speed between, all accompanied by the goosebumpiest of soundtracks. That on-demand four-wheel drive is a bold and intelligent ally when covering ground quickly, shifting torque to the corners with the most grip to deliver fast-as-you-dare cross country pace, irrespective of weather or road. There’s no sign of nervousness – just a sense of composure and competence.Source : Car Magazine