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Ferrari GTC4Lusso T Bows in Paris With Turbo Power, RWD

The daily driver Ferrari

Angus MacKenzie
Sep 29, 2016

Ferrari likes to call the GTC4Lusso T "a new concept of car." To the rest of us it looks a lot like a GTC4Lusso with a turbocharged V-8 engine instead of a naturally aspirated V-12, and rear-wheel drive instead of all-wheel drive. Which is basically what it is.

The GTC4Lusso T is powered by an evolution of the 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 that's already in service powering the 488 and the California T. In the Lusso T it develops 602 hp at 7,500rpm, and 560 lb-ft of torque between 3,000 rpm and 5,250 rpm. By comparison, the 6.3-liter V-12 in the Lusso develops 680 hp at 8,000rpm and 514 lb-ft of torque at 5,750rpm. And that suggests how differently the two cars will be to drive.

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T front three quarter 03 Photo 2/19   |   2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T front three quarter 03

Ferrari chief marketing and commercial officer Enrico Galliera says the Lusso T will appeal to Ferrari customers who want a daily driver. As in the 488, the engine's Variable Boost Management varies the amount of torque delivered in different gears, ensuring smooth low-end response and strong acceleration through the rev-range. And because there's more torque the Lusso T runs taller gears than the V-12 Lusso, improving fuel consumption and increasing driving range by 30 percent.

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T interior 3 Photo 6/19   |   2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T interior 3

The Lusso T eschews the innovative all-wheel-drive system of the Lusso in favor of a simpler, lighter rear-drive setup that helps save 396 pounds compared with the V-12-powered Lusso. The four-wheel steer setup, MagnaRide dampers, and Side Slip Control system have all been recalibrated to suit, and this, combined with increased rearward weight bias - 46/54 percent front/rear - gives the Lusso T even sportier dynamics, says Ferrari.

2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T side profile 01 Photo 7/19   |   Ferrari GTC4Lusso T Bows in Paris With Turbo Power, RWD
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