The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso comes armed with power, style, and plenty of upgrades in order to economically compete with its supercar big brother.
During the recent Paris Motor Show, Ferrari revealed a new 3.9-litre twin-turbo, 8-cylinder version of the V-12 GTC4 Lusso, certain to curl the toes of any exotic car afficionado.
The new model removes the four-wheel drive system in favor of a more conventional real-wheel-drive setup. According to Ferrari, the aim was to “deliver a lighter, still-exciting car that’s sporty, while also great for normal daily driving.”
The twin-turbo Lusso weighs less due to its two-wheel rear drive configuration, offering more torque and traction over a wider rev range, and although its 0-62 mph time will likely be a bit slower, should be similar in performance to the V-12 model.
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso V-8 marks the first time Ferrari has offered two different engines in the same model, and is also the first to offer rear-wheel-drive alongside an AWD setup as found in the existing V-12 powered GTC4 Lusso.
The dynamic electronically-controlled systems have been recalibrated, as the new GT features four-wheel steering for a more responsive drive, combined with Ferrari’s Side Slip Control System, enabling aggressive tackling when entering or exiting corners.
The engine uses Variable Boost Management, enhancing speed while eradicating turbo lag, offering differential torque curves from third to seventh gears for streamlined linear acceleration, channeled through a standard 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The spacious interior cabin possesses the dual cockpit architecture, and latest iteration of the touchscreen infotainment and media system.
The plush new four-seater, front-engine coupe will experience a North American sales launch in 2017.
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