The anticipated Ferrari GTC4Lusso has finally reached domestic shores, courtesy of distributors Naza Italia. The GTC4 Lusso T version was unveiled by Naza Italia, simultaneous with other global markets and in tandem with the car’s official presentation at the Paris Motor Show.
The first four-seater in Prancing Horse history to sport a turbo-charged V8 engine, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T hails a whole new Ferrari GT concept that’s aimed at owners seeking a car that is sporty, versatile, and ideal for driving on a daily basis.
The new GT effortlessly marries elegance, superb occupant comfort and sportiness with the thrilling 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 GTC Lusso T’s 3.9-liter V8 turbo is the latest evolution to emerge from the engine family that was nominated the 2016 International Engine of the Year. Its maximum power output is 610 cv at 7,500 rpm while maximum torque of 760 Nm is available at between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm. At the same time, the V8 turbo’s characteristics suit day-to-day driving in urban contexts: a rich powerful soundtrack in acceleration that becomes more muted at lower speeds, rapid pick-up from low revs courtesy of versatile, modular torque delivery and, last but not least, excellent range.
“The Ferrari GTC4Lusso T has all the superior qualities Ferrari owners have come to admire in the brand and we know without a doubt that Malaysian Ferraristi are going to take a great liking to this model. Naza Italia’s consistent and successful growth of the brand made it a fitting choice of partners with whom to host a simultaneous launch as the global debut,” stated Dieter Knechtel, CEO of Ferrari Far and Middle East Hub.
The Ferrari GTC4Lusso T’s dynamic control systems have been specifically calibrated to boost responsiveness to commands. In particular, the 4WS (rear-wheel steering), which is integrated with Side Slip Control (SSC3), makes for more rapid response to steering inputs entering and exiting corners, thanks to the rear wheels steering in the same direction as the front ones.
In addition, the feeling of longitudinal performance in this new model has been enhanced at low speeds by Variable Boost Management and underscored by throttle response with zero turbo lag. Thanks to variable torque curves (VBM) between 3rd and 7th gear, longitudinal acceleration is consistent through the ratios, increasing smoothly with engine speed, resulting in a feeling of vivid but superbly progressive acceleration.
The Ferrari GTC4Lusso T’s styling remains the same innovative take on the shooting brake coupé, reinterpreting the concept with an extremely streamlined, tapered shape that gives it an almost fastback-like silhouette. The cabin is an effortless melding of distinctive Ferrari styling and the luxurious elegance expected of a four-seater GT. The Ferrari GTC4Lusso T features the unique Dual Cockpit architecture, designed to enhance the shared driving experience for both driver and passenger. It also incorporates the latest iteration of the infotainment system complete with an impressive 10.25-inch HD capacitive touchscreen.
The Prancing Horse’s first V8-turbocharged four-seater is being introduced at the base price of RM 1,088,000.00 (excluding duty and customization options).