We just love Ferrari’s idea of downsizing
For the first time in the brand's history, a four-seat GT model is getting a V8 engine. We're talking about the GTC4Lusso T, a new model variant that will slot below the V12-powered GTC4Lusso in Ferrari's lineup.
Ferrari says the decision to fit a V8 engine under the hood of its Gran Turismo model was influenced by market demand, as many drivers were looking for more range from the GTC4Lusso, along with sporty driving and versatility.
The new model packs an evolution of the 3.9-liter V8 turbo engine found in the California T and 488 GTB. Under the long hood of the GTC4Lusso T, the mill delivers 610 PS (602 hp) at 7,500 rpm and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque available between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm. Unlike the AWD V12 model, though, the GTC4Lusso T is 100 percent rear-wheel drive, which means it's lighter and more agile. Plus, the standard rear-wheel steering promises a more nimble and responsive drive.
With a dry weight of 1,740 kg (3,836 lbs) distributed 46 percent to the front and 54 percent to the rear, the GTC4Lusso T goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 320 km/h (199 mph). That makes it just 0.1 seconds and 15 km/h slower than the V12-powered GTC4Lusso, a difference so small no one will notice. Oh, and if you're worried about the force-fed engine's throttle response, Ferrari promises "zero turbo lag."
Styling-wise, the GTC4Lusso T looks just like the V12 model, at least in these photos Ferrari released. The interior features the Dual Cockpit architecture as well as the latest iteration of the infotainment system with a 10.25-inch HD capacitive touchscreen.