Ferrari Unveils New, Entry-Level GTC4 Lusso T With A 602HP Turbo V8

Ferrari’s first ever four-seater with a turbocharged V8 engine will make its official debut at the upcoming Paris Auto Show.

This turbocharged version comes hot on the heels of the GTC4Lusso, which already raised the bar in terms of performance for Ferrari’s signature four-seater 12-cylinder GTs. To hear the Prancing Horse put it, the GTC4Lusso T is aimed “squarely at drivers looking for range as well as sporty driving and versatility.”

Powered by a 3.9-liter V8 turbo, good for 602hp (610 PS) and 760 Nm (560 lb-ft) of torque, the GTC4Lusso T is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.5 seconds, before maxing out at slightly over 320 km/h (198 mph).

Compared to the more powerful non-turbocharged GTC4Lusso, this new version is slower by just 0.1 seconds to 100 km/h. In fact, the engine in the GTC4Lusso T is an evolution of the V8 turbo that won “International Engine of the Year 2016” – with peak power coming at 7,500 rpm and peak torque available between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm.

By combining this powertrain with rear-wheel drive, Ferrari managed to save weight as well. Yet, the car still features 4WS (rear-wheel steering) for a more nimble and responsive drive, a system which works together with the Side Slip Control (SSC3) to allow for more aggression when entering or exiting corners.

In terms of styling, the GTC4Lusso T offers the same take on what a shooting brake coupe should look like under Italian management. Inside, it features Ferrari’s unique Dual Cockpit architecture as well as the latest iteration of their infotainment system, complete with a 10.25″ HD touchscreen.

On the road, the GTC4Lusso T is expected to average as little as 11.6 l/100km (20.2 US mpg) and 265g of CO2/km.

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  • Dennis James

    602hp is “entry level” for Ferrari 🙂

    Looks just about ideal as a car as possible. Engine displacement and turbocharging is much more inline with the current state of the world.

    Now make a 4-door version and I will start selling my organs.

    • europeon

      The 4-door version is called Maserati Quattroporte GTS. The engine is a bit detuned to just 540 hp, but it’ll do just fine.

      • Dennis James

        It doesn’t have the Ferrari 4-wheel drive, 4-wheel steering and even the engine displacement is not the same.

        • europeon

          Ferrari-Maserati engines always had different strokes for each application (and different crankshafts, but that’s a different story), but they’re esentially the same, and you can get the S Q4 if you want the AWD.

        • Thomas Maynard

          If you read the article, you’d notice… It specifically said the lusso T is rwd, but still keeps 4 wheel steer.

    • antbee

      LMAO!! I needed that!

  • On paper, this looks like a much better proposition than the natural aspirated one…

    • Vassilis

      But that V12…

      • True, that V12 is a marvel and a thing of prestige, but V8 is more than enough… and turbo leaves a lot of space for tuning.

        • Vassilis

          Sensible you is right. But that V12 😀

          • TheHake

            Yup…. You always buy a Ferrari with sensibility in mind… 😀

          • antbee

            Great sarcasm!

    • donald seymour

      That V12 though.

  • Raf

    What a beaut.

  • Alecs

    DO it with 8 cilinders keeping the V12 in production,its not a shame!!Shame to me is to do a Dino V-6 with many less horses and price asking half of a GT Ford!!! That´s not solve the problem to it with another badge (Dino!!!)Americans in practice have burned the Dino badge in the 70´s,and I think they should do a better car…

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