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Bought a Lusso V12

Discussion in 'FF/GTC4Lusso/F12/812S' started by Jas, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. Jas

    Jas Formula Junior

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    My wife was suggesting we needed a new family car. I wanted a NA V12 before they're neutered by new regulations.

    However the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera I'd had on loan didn't have enough rear seat space, and was turbocharged. And the AMR Rapide was just too dated, and a bit boring.

    So I concluded there was only one car that really ticked all the boxes - the best 4 seat family car I could find.
    And with perhaps the best V12 engine around.

    I bought a Ferrari GTC4 Lusso :) In my opinion the best 4 seat supercar you can buy today.

    I collected the Lusso last weekend and already did 400 miles just over the weekend.

    Proper 4 seater, which is why I bought it as our family transport. Extremely luxurious interior for a supercar.


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  2. Jas

    Jas Formula Junior

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    2 questions though please:

    1/ Any idea how to set the car's clock please? I've tried the manual but can't find the explanation. It is 1 hour ahead, so a summer time setting issue.

    2/ Does anyone happen to know how to delete Bluetooth connections (old devices) in the car pls?
     
  3. Caeruleus11

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    Congratulations! The Lusso is amazing, but just watch out for potholes.

    I believe the clock is in the left hand display. I think the blue tooth is in the central screen- I think if you hold down a press on the old bluetooth connection it will give you options or one of the hard buttons brings up options- I just forget which one.

    Is the color CdF? Its beautiful!
     
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  4. klinkman

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    beautiful! enjoy
     
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  5. Georgemaser

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    Beautiful. I just got one as well. I have had it for 2 weeks and other then the manettino failure scar I had ( haven’t seen it again), I love the car. Best car I have ever had. I like it better then the FF I had and F12 I have had. Enjoy and use it in good health!
     
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  6. Way2fast

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    There is a YouTube video on setting the clock for the FF. Not sure about Lusso

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  7. Jordan68

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    Beautiful car... Enjoy in good health

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  8. montpellier

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    Great car and agree with your buying decisions, it was what I needed for family reasons. It is likely to be the last four seat V12 (very unlikely the FUV will have one based on presentations) so it will remain a niche and unique proposition for the family Ferrari person. I love mine, really love it. Joe Macari have solid a bunch of them recently so it seems that they have reached a price point people are willing to jump in at.

    Stunning colour combo you have , enjoy it. No idea how to set the clock mind !
     
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  9. gilly6993

    gilly6993 Formula 3

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    Congrats! You’ll love it and plenty of room for even adults in the back. Interesting take on the DBS as I’ve toyed with that next....

    As above, clock sets via the menu in the left hand display on the dash. Odd, I know....not sure about Bluetooth and doesn’t really matter IMO....

    Best of luck with the car, enjoy it


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  10. Jas

    Jas Formula Junior

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    Thanks all :)

    I guess there is a menu option I haven't yet successfully accessed then, and I will have another play with the settings and see if I can to that clock setting in the dash.

    I haven't any interest in a Ferrari SUV, no matter what engine it has to be honest. So the Lusso is likely to be my first and last 4 seat Ferrari.

    I do like its comfort, and also the interior space. However, it does lack the drama of a DBS Superleggera, and I do wish the engine note had more character when at high RPM and throttle.

    The only other negatives so far are the lack of steering feel (common to all ePAS), and the lack of chassis stiffness (which Ferrari won't resolve until they switch to carbon fibre).

    Anyway it fully suits what I bought it for :)

    Is there a particular concern with potholes and a Lusso?
     
  11. montpellier

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    Mine has Novitec valved rear exhaust boxes. That will sort the drama. Others have fitted capristo too with good results. You might have to consider a mod .
     
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  12. Caeruleus11

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    Yes, I find the Lusso front wheels and tires experience more damage than the typical Ferrari. You really have to keep an eye out for them. That doesn't stop me from loving it!

    Btw- the Lusso has hydraulic power steering.
     
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  13. unogib

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    Great choice and colors! You will love it! I had the FF prior and its also a great car but the FF is a better family sedan with more room and interior comforts.

    Yes be mindful of potholes - For those in the states, buy through Tirerack as they have a standard 2 year road hazard warranty for flats due to potholes, nails, etc.
     
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  14. Jas

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    Thanks, and yes I'm already considering a Novitec. Just concerned about impact on the factory warranty at the moment though.

     
  15. Jas

    Jas Formula Junior

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    Thank you, I will take care of potholes :)

    I'm very surprised it is hydraulic.... it has so little feel and feedback. Although it is far better than the early Lusso I drove, which had incredibly light steering.
     
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  16. absent

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    That was my concern with my wife's Lusso, daily driver in Chicago notorious for horrible road surfaces.
    Not a good idea for a beautiful woman stranded on the side of the road in a Ferrari in this city.
    I put run flat Blizzaks on the standard Lusso wheels and she never had any problem (Winter here is the highest risk of potholes).
    RF tires have much stronger sidewalls and can take a lot of punishment and when damaged, still allow you to continue on your way.
     
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  17. Actualizer

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    Just stunning ! Congrats ! How are you with the options ? That color combo is my fav !
     
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  18. Jas

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    Thanks.

    Not sure what you mean though about options though? Are you asking which options it has?
     
  19. Mickey Bharat

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    Beautiful. When I first got my Lusso in June I liked practicality but since I swapped my 488 for it I was a little sad. I have made some upgrades including capristo exhaust system and Novitec lowered and now I love it[​IMG]


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    The golden stripe is really nice, but the license plate is awesome :eek:
     
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  22. Mickey Bharat

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    Took me forever to find the plate. California won’t issue some of the plates I was looking for . But I am pretty proud of the GTC4 V12 plate. Especially since there is a Lusso T


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  23. Mickey Bharat

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    Oh the car is Blu Pozzi, looks black in dull light


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  24. omd78

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    Congratulations Jas, looks like an excellent sled for this time of year!

    Gr. Martin
     
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