The engine of the California T has been integrated into the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T, creating a new entry-point into Ferrari's four-seater range
Sam Sheehan
29 September 2016

The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T is a GTC4 Lusso derivative that uses a modified version of the 3.8-litre V8 engine found in the California T.

In the new V8 model the engine's power has been increased to 602bhp and torque to 560lb ft, which is 72bhp less but 47lb ft more than the standard V12 GTC4 Lusso.

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As well as being the first time the Italian car maker has offered a choice of two engines in a model, the GTC4 Lusso will also be the first time that rear-wheel-drive is offered alongside the four-wheel-drive set-up, as found in the current GTC4 Lusso.

A Ferrari spokesman said that the model would also be 80kg lighter than the standard GTC4 Lusso, largely due to the absence of a four-wheel-drive system. This brings its kerbweight down to 1840kg, and the lighter unit means 46% of the car's weight sits over the nose, compared with 47% for the V12.

The GTC4 Lusso T’s dynamic control systems have also been adjusted, with new settings for the car's four-wheel-steering and Side Slip Control (SSC3). Its engine also uses Variable Boost Management to eliminate turbo lag and offer variable torque curves from third to seventh gears, making for more linear acceleration.

No other performance figures have been released, but the V8 will almost certainly add a few 10ths to the V12 model's 3.4sec 0-62mph time and fall short of its 208mph top speed.

It will become the entry-level model in the GTC4 range, priced below the V12, which costs from £240,340.

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22 September 2016
"As well as being the first time the Italian car maker has offered a choice of two engines in a model". Didn't Ferrari offer the 208 alongside the 308 in the 1980s, albeit only in some countries? I wonder whether Ferrari will consider a lowered-powered variant of the 488 to compete with the likes of the McLaren 570 and lower-powered versions of the 911. maybe an alternative to creating an-all new model which the proposed Dino was all about.

22 September 2016
You are correct re. 208/308 but they just had different versions of the same engine. I wonder what this is the start of - a choice of V8 or V12 in front-engined Ferraris or possibly the beginning of the death of the V12?

22 September 2016
A more ugly and impractical car than any predecessor. All for a quarter of a million pounds

 

Hydrogen cars just went POP

22 September 2016
xxxx wrote:

A more ugly and impractical car than any predecessor. All for a quarter of a million pounds

... an unfortunate resemblance to BMW's Z3M coupe, both cars suffer from such exaggerated cab-back proportions that the car looks as if it's going to take off.

22 September 2016
'Entry level'. Lol. How much per month on finance?!

22 September 2016
This is the end...

22 September 2016
david RS wrote:

This is the end...

And with every end comes a new beginning...

Just think, in few years there may be no engine at all.

29 September 2016
You're right.
I would add: in few years there may be no engine and no driver at all.

22 September 2016
I never saw a Ferrari that had a design, that in any way, was not boring. However, the design of the Lusso is outstanding, but not as outstanding or as practical as my VW Golf, 2010 GT.

29 September 2016
I assume you can get it de-badged, so no one knows you could only afford the cheap one?

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