Ferrari and four-wheel drive, these are words that no genuine gear head would ever use in the same sentence. After all, Ferrari’s have always been high performance, exotic, rear-wheel drive automobiles but this all changed eight years ago when the Prancing Horse unveiled the stylish and uber sexy four-wheel drive Ferrari FF. If you know a thing or two about Ferrari, then you will no doubt know that the Ferrari FF was officially unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show as the successor to the Ferrari 612 Scaglietti and that the gorgeous Ferrari FF is also the first four-wheel drive vehicle to sport the world famous Prancing Horse logo. The stunning Ferrari FF stayed in production for five years (2011 – 2016) and in that time Ferrari produced and sold over 2,290 examples worldwide.
Building on the success of the Ferrari FF, the Italian exotic auto maker officially unveiled the FF’s successor, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Although Ferrari claim the GTC4Lusso is an ‘all new vehicle’ many gear heads around the world consider the GTC4Lusso to be an ‘evolution’ of the model it replaces instead of an ‘all new vehicle’, this is primarily due to the GTC4Lusso’s Shooting Brake design which is similar to that of the Ferrari FF. Nonetheless the Ferrari GTC4Lusso is an absolutely stunning automobile that is loaded with the latest and greatest vehicle technology and it is a Ferrari at the end of the day, therefore it is quite desirable but there are a few special edition GTC4Lusso’s that are even more desirable and obtaining one won’t be easy.
If you know a thing or two about Ferrari, then you will no doubt know that the world famous Italian auto manufacturer celebrated their 70th anniversary back in 2017. In order to mark 70 fantastic years of Ferrari, the Italian auto manufacturer announced that they would produce 350 bespoke Ferrari’s with each vehicle featuring a distinctive finish inspired by the Italian auto maker’s rich history. To be more specific Ferrari chose 70 bespoke liveries for potential buyers to choose from, all of which were inspired by Ferrari’s of past and present and numerous figureheads which were significant to the brand, like Michael Schumacher and Ingrid Bergman and all 70 bespoke liveries were available for the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, Ferrari GTC4Lusso, Ferrari 488 GTB, Ferrari 488 Spider and Ferrari California T. All 350 70th Anniversary Edition’s were completed by Ferrari’s Tailor Made Division and each vehicle is a one-of-a-kind.
As mentioned earlier in this article, 70th Anniversary Edition Ferrari’s are not a common sight, in fact I have only seen two in person. As a result these special edition Ferrari’s are rare and those lucky enough to have a 70th Anniversary Edition Ferrari in their collection, won’t part ways with it very easily. However, we at Enzari were recently made aware of a stunning 70th Anniversary Edition Ferrari which has been listed for sale by Auto Leitner in the Netherlands, and it is bound to get any Ferrari enthusiast’s heart racing. This is it, what you are looking at ladies and gentlemen is a stunning 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary Edition, which is inspired by the beautiful Ferrari 250 Europa Vignale Coupé of 1953. In fact, this particular 70th Anniversary livery is known as ‘The Grand Tourer’ and it is livery number 10 of 70.
Starting on the outside, this gorgeous Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary Edition may look like a regular GTC4Lusso to the untrained eye but it does feature a few minor details which set it apart from a regular GTC4Lusso and make it a little more special too. The most obvious bespoke exterior feature has to be the paint finish, to be more specific this Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary Edition features a two-tone Marrone Metalic and Vinaccia exterior paint finish and although Marrone Metalic is essentially a shade of brown, it does suit this GTC4Lusso just fine. Other special exterior details include ’70 1947-2017′ badges, 20-inch silver five dual-spoke alloy wheels with black painted Brake calipers, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, chrome radiator grille and yellow Scuderia Ferrari side shields on the front quarter panels.
Inside, this 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary Edition features the same basic interior layout as a regular GTC4Lusso, however as this particular vehicle was completed by Ferrari’s Tailor Made Division it does feature a long list of optional extras. As a result, if you peek inside this Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary Edition you will find an immaculate Creta and black leather interior with special piping and stitching, a multi-function leather trimmed steering wheel, a passenger display, a full digital instrument cluster, a centrally mounted touchscreen display, a yellow tachometer, a DuelView front camera system, an Alcantara trunk lining, a special 70th Anniversary commemorative plaque and much, much more.
Powering this 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary Edition is the same 6.3 litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine that can be found in a regular GTC4Lusso. As a result, this stunning vehicle has an overall power output of 681 hp (507 kW) and 697 Nm of torque. Paired to the massive 6.3 litre, naturally aspirated V12 engine is a seven-speed dual clutch ‘F1’ transmission which sends all available power to all four wheels via Ferrari’s patented 4RM Evofour-wheel drive system. As a result of this set-up, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso is no slouch, in fact this 4-seater Ferrari Shooting Brake can sprint from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in just 3.4 seconds and on to a manufacturers claimed top speed of 335 km/h (208 mph) which is fast enough for most of us.
As mentioned earlier in this article, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary Edition featured has been listed for sale by Auto Leitner in the Netherlands and it has only covered a mere 100 kilometres (62 miles) since new, which means its massive V12 engine is still being worn in. As a result, if you want to park this 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary Edition in your garage, it will cost you a whopping €375,000 ($419,000) which is not at all cheap. However, once you take into account how rare 70th Anniversary Edition Ferrari’s are, the eye watering asking price is a little easier to live with. If I had the money, I’d purchase this gorgeous GTC4Lusso in a heartbeat, after all it is a piece of Ferrari history and vehicles like this only appreciate in value, which is an added bonus.
Steve & Chris Parry are contributors from stevespeedza.blogspot.com