Touring Superleggera’s F12-Based Gorgeous Berlinetta Lusso achieves 211mph but less than 220mph of the F12
Ferraro 250 Lusso, ten years ago was priced reasonably, probably undervalued vehicle. The brown one owned by Steve McQueen sold for a jillion and coupled with this was the rising demand from sports car collectors, particularly when it concerns the Ferrari and Porsche, the Lusso became the item to be owned.
So it comes as no surprise when the Lusso badge has been given to the revival of Disco Volante based on Alfa Romeo 8C as the follow-up of Touring Superleggera. Much to our relief the new car which will begin as Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is not going to be family friendly.
The new Berlinetta, blue and long shaves the edge of the F12 fastback style, and cuts a notch on the deck as well as smoothen it overall. The Modern Guy stance of the aggressive F-12 has been shelved in place of a classical appearance but not as retro as the redux Disco Volante. We think it is quite appropriate too. It has been more than a decade since the 612 Kappa by Pininfarina; a Ferrari tweaked with such subtle cues. To start with the scag was shaped poorly by Pininfarina and made it look shockingly good. In contrast, the F12 is a bit over styled but good looking in the end. The visual clutter might make it look a little boring.
In spite of being not an official product of Ferrari, this Lusso is well served with a front engine power plant by Ferrari and the best since the 550/575 series. The underpinnings have not been tampered with, and the restructured car is likely to achieve a top speed of 211mph, which is less than the 220mph of F12. But the Lusso is faster than Joe Walsh’s Maserati by 26mph. The new Lusso looks gorgeous with its carbon-fiber, aluminum combination and the maker says that the replacement parts will be available for the life.