Paris 2016 Preview: Ferrari GTC4Lusso T makes early reveal

Paris 2016 Preview: Ferrari GTC4Lusso T makes early reveal image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Ferrari | posted September 23, 2016 10:09

Twin-turbo V8 now available in GTC4 Lusso

Ferrari's flagship grand tourer will also be available with V8 power after the Pransing Horse brand took the digital wraps off of the GTC4 Lusso T. Scheduled to make its official debut at this year's Paris Motor Show, Ferrari claimed that the upcoming V8-powered four-seater still blends elegance, comfort and power.

In place of the standard V12 is a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 that was derived from the 488 GTB. It generates 610 PS at 7500 rpm and 760 Nm of torque available between 3000 – 5250 rpm. The engine is then mated to a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. Compared to the V12 model which gets all-wheel-drive, the V8 turbo version is only available in rear-wheel-drive.

Rear quarter of the turbo V8-powered Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T

Ferrari added that with less cylinders and no all-wheel-drive, the GTC4 Lusso T is lighter and has an increased rear weight bias (46:54). 0 – 100 km/h comes in at quick 3.5 seconds while top speed is rated at more than 320 km/h.

Beyond that, Ferrari also said that their latest model also has Side Slip Control with rear wheel steering, Variable Boost Management which eliminates turbo lag and allows for smoother power delivery.

The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T at speed

Much like the V12-powered GTC4 Lusso, the Lusso T gets the same shooting brake design from its bigger-engined sibling. It gets the long hood that seamlessly flows towards the rear quarters, along with the large five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels and signature taillights.

Also present is the unique Dual Cockpit architecture which allows both the driver and passenger to have a shared driving experience. Equipment present inside the GTC4 LussoT include: 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment with Apple CarPlay, satellite navigation with 3D maps and four racing bucket seats wrapped in leather.