Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T: Versatile, functional, and an utterly thrilling drive
Ferrari is a name that is synonymous with some of the world’s very best high-performance cars, and following the success of its GTC4Lusso, which raised the bar for its four-seater V12 GTs, the Italian car brand is keen to outdo itself with its latest launch. Enter, GTC4Lusso T – the first four-seater to be powered with a V8 engine, and an alluring car that is versatile, sporty and functional; a car that will see you through the day-to-day, as well as making a statement.
Already making waves in the motoring world, the Lusso T offers a level of discreet charm that two-seaters just can’t match – perfect for Grand Touring, with a high-performance edge. Equipped with an evolution of the 3.9 litre V8 turbo, the Lusso T reaches a maximum of 610 cv at 7.500 rpm. It guarantees a powerful acceleration with maximum torque of 760Nm available between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm – making for an exhilarating drive that is surprisingly economic on the fuel consumption. The Lusso T is not just a car for thrill-seekers, and is great for driving around town as well as taking longer trips. We told you it was versatile and functional, and a quick spin will be enough to have you convinced.
One of the main points of difference with the GTC4Lusso is the rear drive, which takes the place of the previous four-wheel drive. Both the V8 powertrain and rear-drive transmission save weight, giving the Lusso T a sportier feel than its V12 predecessor. The rear-wheel driving system is integrated with the electronic controls of the SCM-E suspension, ESP 9.0 and third-generation Side Slip Control, which have themselves evolved since the GTC4Lusso.
Showcasing a streamlined, tapered silhouette that screams elegance and sophistication, the car exemplifies the same innovative take on the shooting brake coupe as the V12. Featuring unique Dual-Cockpit architecture designed to enhance the shared driving experience for driver and passenger, the T also boasts the latest incarnation of the infotainment system, which comes complete with a larger 10.25” HD capacitive touch screen for comfort and ease of use.
The GTC4Lusso T offers a variety of innovative features – not least, its Variable Boost Management control software. Adjusting torque delivery to suit the selected gear, pick-up is increasingly powerful as a result, ensuring that fuel consumption is optimised whilst you enjoy a smooth and satisfying drive.
As we’ve come to expect of Ferrari’s superior engines, the V8 turbo offers razor-sharp throttle response, continuous and powerful acceleration at all speeds, and impeccable performance that will leave you breathless. Mounted low in the chassis, drive dynamics are at their very sharpest, making for an exhilarating experience every single time you get behind the wheel.
The V8 hails from an engine family named 2016 International Engine of the Year; a claim to fame that is not to be sniffed at when all competition is considered. With a 3,855c power unit that is as efficient as it is compact, it results in a specific power output of 158cv/l – the highest in its category.
Does the GTC4Lusso T live up to expectations? It’s something there’s no need to question. Ferrari has outdone itself once again, and the results are quite simply thrilling.
The GTC4Lusso T is currently available to test drive from Graypaul Nottingham, one of the UK’s largest Ferrari showrooms. To arrange a test drive, please contact their Marketing Manager Nic Shacklock – firstname.lastname@example.org or 0115 9833 555.