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Ferrari GTC4Lusso review

Published: 19 Dec 2019


What is it like on the inside?

No grand tourer seats four people in more comfort. A Bentley has plusher upholstery and more padding, but the rear seats are way more cramped than you’d think given the size of the thing. Don’t even bother trying to get extras into the back of an Aston Martin DB11, Porsche 911 or Mercedes S-Class coupe. None does the job remotely as well as the GTC4Lusso. There’s actual, real legroom in here, and because the front seats aren’t too chunky, you can see past them.

The hatchback boot might, with a bit of careful packing, be persuaded to cope with four people’s kit, but a more likely scenario probably involves the rear seats being folded down, liberating a full 800 litres of load space and swallowing golf clubs and suit bags.

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So it’s versatile, but beyond that the Ferrari is also a very well built piece of kit. It feels robust and for the most part the materials, specifically the leather and carbon, are superb. Some of the plastics slightly less so, but nothing is flimsy. The operation of the car is slightly more idiosyncratic, what with the controls on the steering wheel, but Ferrari has worked hard at improving the human-machine interaction, and even the central screen mostly works logically.

There’s not really very many weaknesses. You do feel that you sit quite a long way forward, almost underneath the header rail, and since the doors are so long, you find yourself having to post yourself a long way forward to reach the seat. Car parks can be problematic.

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