The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso made its debut at this year’s Geneva Motor Show in March, boasting a new integration of rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive. This was the first time the Italian brand had made this distinction and now Ferrari is making waves again by changing the engine iteration in the model.

resize-7

Hot off the press news says that the new GTC4 Lusso T is now available with the same turbocharged V8 engine you’ll find under the bonnet of the 488 GTB supercar.

Why is this news? Only because it’s the first four-seat model in the history of the entire Ferrari company to be fitted with a turbo V8.

resize-11

Next week, you’re sure to see a flurry of images of the model, as it’s going to be gracing a stand at the Paris Motor Show. If you’re lucky enough to be attending, you’ll get to see it with a 3.9-litre V8.

resize-12

Unlike the current variant, the new GTC4 Lusso will be a rear-wheel drive model to match the model’s steering system.

resize-13

It’s being called the entry-level successor to the Ferrari FF – the things we would do to get behind the wheel of this car…

We have to admit, that making an entry-level version is something of a change in tactics for Ferrari, as the brand is known for making cars that travel faster than their previous variants.

resize-5

However, the manufacturer has said that the V8 engine will make this model more suitable to a day-to-day lifestyle, leaving the V12 iteration as shining example of what it is to be a GT model.

resize-10

We don’t want you thinking that the new GTC4 Lusso T is a slow rider; it will do the zero to 62mph sprint in 3.5 seconds and will accelerate in excess of 200mph. Whoosh!

resize-2

In terms of style, you won’t see much between the V8 and V12 instead it’s the price that makes a difference. You can expect to see the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T to come in at under £200,000, which we would say is quite the bargain really, wouldn’t you?

Like What You’ve Read?

For more articles like this, receive our weekly e-newsletter, including partner deals and all things motoring, register your email below.

Please note: You cannot subscribe to Motor-Vision unless you put a tick in the checkbox below to indicate have read and agreed to our privacy policy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.