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Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

1   Introduction
Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

The Prancing Horse announces the arrival of the new GTC4Lusso T, the first four-seater to be powered by a V8 engine. The new Ferrari GTC4Lusso T follows the success of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso, which raised the performance bar for Ferrari's traditional four-seater V12 GTs. Ushering in a whole new Ferrari Grand Touring concept, the car is aimed at drivers seeking a car that is sporty and versatile, as well as perfect for driving on a daily basis.

The new GTC4Lusso T is equipped with an evolution of the 3.9L V8 turbo which punches out a maximum of 601 HP at 7,500 rpm, guaranteeing powerful acceleration with maximum torque of 560 lbs-ft available between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm. Despite such impressive performance, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T's fuel consumption figures guarantee extended range, ideal for city driving or long trips.

Combining this powertrain with rear-wheel drive has resulted in significant weight-saving. Adding four-wheel steering to the mix gives the car additional agility and quicker responses. The rear-wheel steering system is integrated with the latest evolution of the electronic controls of the SCM-E suspension, ESP 9.0 and third generation Side Slip Control (SSC3).

Ferrari GTC4Lusso T Power
2   Powertrain

Like every engine to come out of Maranello, the GTC4Lusso T's V8 turbo has all the classic Ferrari power unit qualities: razor-sharp throttle response, blistering performance, continuous and powerful acceleration at all speeds, and an exhilarating soundtrack and compact dimensions. Mounted low down in the chassis, the lower center of gravity helps sharpen driving dynamics.


The GTC4Lusso T's V8 is the latest evolution to emerge from the engine family that was named the 2016 International Engine of the Year. The 3.9L power unit is both compact and efficient, developing 601 HP at 7,500 rpm, resulting in a specific power output of 154 hp/l, the highest in its category. It also responds instantaneously to throttle inputs delivering increasingly powerful acceleration (560 lbs-ft of maximum torque between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm) while optimizing fuel consumption.

The instant throttle response typical of Ferrari V8 engines is guaranteed by a flat-plane crankshaft, compact turbines featuring twin-scroll technology, and a three-piece cast exhaust manifold and turbo housing, the former with equal-length pipes to optimize pressure waves in the turbine.

On the other hand, the engine's excellent performance across the entire rev range is the result of intensive research into maximizing combustion efficiency. The solutions adopted include high-tumble intake manifolds, specifically shaped to improve air entry to the combustion chamber, and an ion-sensing system with adaptive ignition and multi-spark functionality which optimizes combustion both under high and partial loads across the engine's rev range.


One of most innovative features of the GTC4Lusso T's V8 is Variable Boost Management, a control software that adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear selected, delivering increasingly powerful pick-up as revs rise, whilst optimizing fuel consumption. And all without impinging on driving pleasure.

As the car goes up through the gears (from 3rd to 7th), the amount of torque delivered by the engine increases all the way up to 560 lbs-ft in 7th gear. This has allowed Ferrari to adopt longer gear ratios in the higher gears to the benefit of fuel consumption. 

Ferrari GTC4Lusso T engine
Ferrari GTC4Lusso T engine sound
Ferrari GTC4Lusso vs GTC4Lusso T
3   Comparison

The GTC4 Lusso T is much more than simply an 'entry-level' GTC4 Lusso. It in envisioned as a separate model with different levels of performance and usability, that still retains the character and luxury that make a Ferrari so rewarding. 

By removing the AWD hardware and installing a smaller and lighter engine, Ferrari engineers were able to remove over 175 lbs from the front of the GTC4 Lusso T. This shifts the weight distribution rearward and makes for more agile handling as compared to the V12 model.

In addition, the turbocharged V8 in the GTC4 Lusso T produces more low-end torque across a broader rev range. The result is more usable and tractable power delivery for daily and city driving, whereas the V12 is better suited for higher speeds which allow for higher RPM driving. 

The sound produced by the turbocharged V8 has its own unique and visceral character, and is quieter than the V12 model in certain mannetino settings. Owing to the V8s smaller displacement, fuel economy has been increased and C02 output has been reduced over 30% over the V12 model. 

This is not to state that the V8 and V12 GTC4 Lusso are not interchangeable. Both are extremely capable and thrilling to drive, and are simply different flavors of the same Ferrari 2 + 2 Grand Tourer. 

Ferrari GTC4Lusso
0-62 mph 3.4 sec
Top Speed 208 mph
Engine V12
Drivetrain AWD
Displacement 6.3L
Power 681 HP @ 8,000 RPM
Torque 516 lb-ft @ 5,750 RPM
Transmission 7-speed F1 Dual-Clutch / E-Diff
Measurements 193.8 in L x 78 in W x 54.5 in H
Wheelbase 117.7 in
Weight 3,946 lbs (dry)
Weight dist. 47% /53% F/R
Ferrari GTC4Lusso T
0-62 mph 3.5 sec
Top Speed 200 mph
Engine Turbocharged V8
Drive RWD
Displacement 3.9L
Power 601HP @ 7500 RPM
Torque 560 lb-ft @ 3000 RPM
Transmission 7-speed F1 Dual-Clutch / E-Diff
Measurements 193.8 in L x 78 in W x 54.5 in H
Wheelbase 117.7 in
Weight 3,771 lbs (dry)
Weight dist. 46%/54% F/R

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