Date:11 February 2016
Maranello-based supercar firm Ferrari will unveil the latest addition to the Prancing Horse stable, the GTC4Lusso, at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The new model will redefine the brand’s Gran Turismo philosophy by using rear-wheel steering with all-wheel drive.
The GTC4Lusso draws upon the legacy of legendary predecessors like the 330 GTC and 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, while the numeral in the names alludes to the four seats for occupants. In terms of styling, it’s a further interpretation of the shooting brake concept with tweaks to the curvature of the roofline and character lines along the profile. The signature dual round tail lamp design along with the quad exhaust tailpipes adds menace to the rear end.
The cabin also features Ferrari’s new infotainment system. It makes use of a 10,25-inch touchscreen, and new steering wheel with smaller diameter thanks to a more compact airbag.
Under the GTC4Lusso’s sculpted bonnet lies a 6,3-litre normally aspirated V12 engine that produces 507 kW at 8 000 r/min and 697 N.m of torque at 5 750 r/min. The powertrain allows for a 3,4 second 0-100 km/h sprint and 335 km/h top speed. Further adding to the dynamic ability of the new Prancing Horse is the company’s new 4RM-S (four-wheel drive and steering) system that also features the electronic differential (E-Diff) and the SCM-E dampers.
The technologies employed in the new GTC4Lusso will make it driveable across a wide range of surfaces and therefore offer accessible performance to more enthusiasts.