The Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris will see the covers come off the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso T.
The first Ferrari ever to sport a turbo-charged V8 engine while seating four is aimed at those seeking a car that is sporty and versatile, as well as drivable on a daily basis.
The new GT is said to marry 'elegance, superb occupant comfort and sportiness' with Ferrari driving dynamics - delivered by a combination of rear-wheel-only drive, four-wheel steering, lighter overall weight and increased weight bias towards the rear (46:54).
The 3.9-litre V8 turbo pumps out 600bhp at 7,500 rpm while maximum torque of 760 Nm is available at between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm. Ferrari says the engine suits day-to-day driving with a ‘rich powerful soundtrack’ in acceleration that becomes more muted at lower speeds, as well as featuring modular torque delivery for rapid pick-up from low revs.
The GTC4Lusso 4WS (rear-wheel steering) offers a more rapid response to steering wheel inputs when entering and exiting corners, thanks to the rear wheels steering in the same direction as the front ones. At low speeds, Variable Boost Management helps throttle response with zero turbo lag and, with variable torque curves (VBM) between 3rd and 7th gear, longitudinal acceleration is consistent through the ratios, increasing smoothly with engine speed.
The GTC4Lusso T’s shooting brake coupé styling remains the same with a streamlined, tapered shape that gives an almost fastback-like silhouette. The cabin combines Ferrari styling with ‘luxurious elegance’ expected of a four-seater GT. The GTC4Lusso T features a Dual Cockpit architecture designed to enhance the shared driving experience for both driver and passenger, says Ferrari. It also incorporates the latest iteration of the infotainment system complete with a 10.25” HD touchscreen.