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Four-wheel-drive shooting brake is officially no more; will be replaced by an SUV in 2022
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1 September 2020

Ferrari has ceased production of its GTC4 Lusso four-wheel-drive grand tourer, with the company's upcoming SUV due to serve as its indirect replacement.

In a statement released confirming the news, Ferrari said: “In accordance with its five-year model strategy announced in 2017 and the company’s standard model life cycle, Ferrari has phased out production of the GTC4 Lusso and GTC4 Lusso T.”

Introduced as a replacement for the FF in 2016, the GTC4 Lusso was positioned as Ferrari's most practical model, with four seats and a usable boot, and intended to appeal to younger buyers.

It maintained the FF’s 6.2-litre V12 engine, but with power raised to 680bhp, and four-wheel drive. The GTC4 Lusso was also among the first Ferraris to gain rear-wheel steering.

In 2018, Ferrari introduced a cheaper, entry-level version called the GTC4 Lusso T. This used a modified version of the 3.8-litre V8 engine found in the California T and introduced rear-wheel drive to the GTC4 Lusso range for the first time.

Since its introduction, the GTC4 Lusso has attracted a strong following. Ferrari has sold more than 1496 examples in Europe, an average of 374 per year. However, production of the GTC4 Lusso is being phased out as the marque turns its attention towards its first SUV, which is due in 2022.

Dubbed the Purosangue, which translates as ‘thoroughbred’, the SUV will have four seats and a length of around five metres. It's also known that it will employ Ferrari’s scalable front-mid-engined architecture, one of two highly flexible structures that will underpin the firm's future model range.

While no powertrains have been confirmed, expect Ferrari to produce both a V12 and V6 plug-in hybrid version of the Purosangue as it seeks to lower its CO2 emissions in line with new EU regulations arriving in 2021.

Partly to this end, the marque recently introduced its first series-production plug-in hybrid: the SF90 Stradale. First deliveries of this model have been delayed by several months due to production delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic. They were originally scheduled for the first half of 2020, but have now been pushed back to later this year.

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1 September 2020

 White writing on the Tyres?, so 1970's, I like the car though.

1 September 2020
I've waited all my life for a Ferrari SUV.

Spine tinglingly exciting. Very fast and all up high.

2 September 2020
For the record, I hate Ferrari in recent years.
Vulgar intakes, excessive canards and spoilers. They look as if they were designed for a 12 year old who only knows their cars from mobile games.
Yes, of course I know that those features are necessary for the "meaningless" numbers of Nurburgring lap times. But a lot of Ferraris in recent years have seemed to have lost their beauty.

The GTC4Lusso was a valuable addition to the mix. This Ferrari was not designed for lap time. It was, along with the Roma, one of my favorite modern Ferraris.

But it will be killed. For the wealthy people who don't drive off-road but want a fat and ugly SUV.

The only thing I can hope for is that this silly fad will be put to rest as soon as possible.

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