Monday, September 26, 2016
Could the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T be the Perfect Daily Driver?
Ferrari is spreading forced-induction love with the brand’s first four-seater turbocharged V8 grand turismo: the GTC4Lusso T. Set to be unveiled at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, it’s aimed for owners who want something that’s sporty yet versatile and perfect to be driven on a daily basis.
The GTC4Lusso T brings elegance, comfort, and sportiness together. It heightens the sportiness by offering rear-wheel drive together with four-wheel steering, lighter overall weight, and increased weight towards the rear (46:54).
Under the hood, the GTC4Lusso T features the latest evolution of the engine family that was nominated for the International Engine of the Year in 2016. The 3.9-liter V8 has 610 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 760 Nm of torque from as low as 3,000 rpm.
The engine is specifically tuned for day-to-day driving and as such offers more muted sounds at lower speeds. However, being a Ferrari, it gives unparalleled tractability and modular torque delivery culminating in a powerful soundtrack at full acceleration.
The chassis has also been calibrated to boost response. The 4WS (rear-wheel steering) is integrated with Side Slip Control (SSC3) for a more rapid response to steering inputs while entering and exiting corners. This is because the rear wheels actually steer in the same direction as the front.