Friday, September 23, 2016

Ferrari reveals the new V8 powered Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T


Ferrari will launch the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T at the upcoming Paris Motor Show sometime mid next week. This Ferrari is the first four-seater in its history to sport a turbo-charged V8 engine and this actually brings a new Ferrari GT concept aimed at owners seeking a car that is sporty, practical and versatile, as well as perfect for driving on a daily basis. Something which are almost never done with a Ferrari. That engine, and the practical shooting brake styling makes it possible.


The 'usual' GTC4 is powered by a traditional Ferrari V12 engine. So this is indeed something different - one of the larger, more traditional front engined, rear wheel drive Ferrari with the smaller V8 engine in it. 

The GTC4 Lusso T also differs from its larger sibling aside having a smaller engine. It also loses the all-wheel drive system for a more traditional rear wheel drive setup. The 3.9-litre V8 turbo is the latest evolution to emerge from the engine family that was first seen in the Ferrari California T. It has a maximum power output is 610 cv (601hp) at 7,500 rpm while maximum torque of 760 Nm is available at between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm.0-100kmh is done in 3.5seconds and it has a maximum speed of around 320kmh.  Still more than enough performance to do grand touring in style.

Expect it to be launched in Malaysia sometime soon.

PRESS RELEASE
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T  revealed 


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Maranello, 22 September 2016 – The upcoming Paris Motor Show provides the venue

for the unveiling of the GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater in Prancing Horse history to

sport a turbo-charged V8 engine, hailing a whole new Ferrari GT concept aimed at

owners seeking a car that is sporty and versatile, as well as perfect for driving on a daily

basis.


The new GT effortlessly marries elegance, superb occupant comfort and sportiness with

the thrilling driving dynamics delivered by a combination of rear-wheel-only drive, four-

wheel steering, lighter overall weight and increased weight bias towards the rear

(46:54).

The car’s 3.9-litre V8 turbo is the latest evolution to emerge from the engine family that

was nominated the 2016 International Engine of the Year. Its maximum power output

is 610 cv at 7,500 rpm while maximum torque of 760 Nm is available at between 3,000

and 5,250 rpm.

The V8 turbo’s characteristics suit day-to-day driving in urban contexts: a rich powerful

soundtrack in acceleration that becomes more muted at lower speeds, rapid pick-up

from low revs courtesy of versatile, modular torque delivery and, last but not least,

excellent range.

The GTC4Lusso T’s dynamic control systems have been specifically calibrated to boost

responsiveness to commands. In particular, the 4WS (rear-wheel steering), which is

integrated with Side Slip Control (SSC3), makes for more rapid response to steering

wheel inputs entering and exiting corners, thanks to the rear wheels steering in the

same direction as the front ones.

The feeling of longitudinal performance in this new model has been enhanced at low

speeds by Variable Boost Management and underscored by throttle response with zero

turbo lag. Thanks to variable torque curves (VBM) between 3rd and 7th

gear,

longitudinal acceleration is consistent through the ratios, increasing smoothly with

engine speed, resulting in a feeling of vivid but superbly progressive acceleration.



The GTC4Lusso T’s styling remains the same innovative take on the shooting brake

coupé, reinterpreting the concept with an extremely streamlined, tapered shape that

gives it an almost fastback-like silhouette. The cabin is an effortless melding of

distinctive Ferrari styling and the luxurious elegance expected of a four-seater GT. The

GTC4Lusso T features the unique Dual Cockpit architecture, designed to enhance the

shared driving experience for both driver and passenger. It also incorporates the latest

iteration of the infotainment system complete with an impressive 10.25” HD capacitive

touchscreen.



GTC4Lusso T

Brief technical specifications

Engine

Type V8 - 90° turbo

Overall displacement 3,855 cc

Bore and stroke 86.5 mm x 82 mm

Maximum power output* 449 kW (610 cv) at 7,500 rpm

Maximum torque 760 Nm at 3,000 – 5,250 rpm

Dimensions and weight

Length 4,922 mm

Width 1,980 mm

Height 1,383 mm

Dry weight ** 1,740 kg

Weight distribution 46% front - 54% rear

Performance

Maximum speed >320 km/h

0-100 km/h 3.5 sec

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions

Fuel consumption*** 11.6 l/100 km

Emissions*** 265g CO2/km

*Power expressed in kW and cv for reasons of homogeneity. With 98 octane

fuel

**Equipped with specific optional extras

*** Under homologation

Images of the GTC4Lusso T can be downloaded from the Ferrari media site - www.media.ferrari.com

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