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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

PARIS - Ferrari will launch the new GTC4Lusso T at Paris, the prancing Horses first four seater.

  • First four-seater in Prancing Horse history with V8 turbo
  • Official debut at upcoming Paris Show
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 coupĂ©, 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
Short technical specifications
Engine
Type   V8 - 90° turbo
Overall displacement3,855 cc
Bore and stroke86.5 mm x 82 mm
Maximum power output*449 kW (610 cv) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque760 Nm at 3,000 – 5,250 rpm
Dimensions and weight
Length4,922 mm
Width 1,980 mm
Height1,383 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