Italian brand wants its new rear-wheel-drive four-seater to draw in new customers
Richard Bremner Autocar
28 November 2016

Brand bosses hope the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T will attract significantly younger buyers than the four-wheel-drive V12 GTC4 Lusso, due to its lower price.

Ferrari said its rear-wheel-drive, turbocharged V8-powered model, which is expected to cost 12-15% less than the £230,430 GTC4 Lusso, had been developed for markets where the V12’s four-wheel drive is not needed, saving weight and potentially improving agility.

The twin-turbocharged V8 is a lightly modified version of that used by the California T. It develops 601bhp in the GTC4 Lusso T, along with 561lb ft from 3000-5250rpm, aided by a high (for a turbocharged engine) compression ratio of 9.4:1. The V12 makes 680bhp, plus 514lb ft at 5750rpm.

The V8’s 0-62mph time is only 0.1sec behind that of the V12, at 3.5sec, and its ‘over 199mph’ top speed is less than 9mph adrift of the V12’s. Excellent throttle response is promised, along with 24.4mpg combined and CO2 emissions of 265g/km.

Like the V12, the Lusso T features rear-wheel steering and an e-diff, while a dry weight of 1790kg is claimed. Deleting the front diff, driveshafts and four cylinders pares only 50kg from the car’s weight. Ferrari claims more agile handling, while saying the V12 GTC4 Lusso remains quicker around its Fiorano test track.

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28 November 2016
Big, ugly, £200,000+ and wrong design for 'younger buyers'. Ferrari are on a real low on the design front at the moment and with a rear-end that resembles an 10 year old Volvo C30 that trend looks to continue.

I'd prefer a Maserati any day and that's saying something

 

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28 November 2016
I thought sports cars were meant to be light?

This is heavier than a Skoda Kodiaq...

28 November 2016
I couldn't afford the £230K GTC4 but this one at 13% less and £200K is a bargain. So I've now ordered 2....

 

 

 

28 November 2016
... now all those youngsters with a spare 200k sloshing around (but not 230) will be able to bag their 4-seater Ferrari. Paragraph 2 makes a little more sense.

Wide cars in a world of narrow.

28 November 2016
It's not a sportscar, its rivals are the likes of Bentley Continental and Mercedes S Coupè, hence it's quite ridiculous to dismiss it on the basis that it's heavy. It's actually a lot lighter than competitors. This car (sub 4.0 liter, lower taxes) is clearly aimed to Chinese markets, where the average buyer is way younger than in Europe. I don't think Ferrari introduced it for any other reason.

28 November 2016
Ferrari really need to get Pininfarina in to do their styling again.

Citroëniste.

29 November 2016
I'm amazed that we have so many armchair CEOs here who want to change many things with a company that has been setting sales and profit records year after year, and also the entire range is comprised of class leaders or very close to the top while the brand name remains one of the most valuable and pure to its roots.

29 November 2016
GTAm wrote:

I'm amazed that we have so many armchair CEOs here who want to change many things with a company that has been setting sales and profit records year after year, and also the entire range is comprised of class leaders or very close to the top while the brand name remains one of the most valuable and pure to its roots.

I'm sure Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi was in Enzo's mind all along.
Setting sales records "year after year" they've hardly changed and if it wasn't for China they'd probably be down. USA barely changed, Europe sales are DOWN 15'ish% on 2008 figure.
And don't start me on their F1 team.

 

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GZ

1 December 2016
All Ferrari's are way overpriced, prob by about 25-30%!

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