Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T is Your Every Day Ferrari
Why yes, you could drive one of these every day and still be comfortable with a shred of practicality.
We have a friend that’s a die-hard car guy. We’re talking no air-conditioning, no power steering, no speedometer, no tach, no nothin’. Well, he’s got a stereo and heat (maybe), and that’s his daily driver. All that to say, when we say you can drive something every day that’s not saying much. For anyone who hasn’t ridden in a Ferrari or other exotic of recent vintage, the ride can often be described as “dedicated” for the sportiest models. Not so with the GTC4 Lusso T.
Matt Prior of Autocar took the generously-named Ferrari out for a drive along an English back road. Nothing odd about that, except for the wet roads and pot holes. Prior notes, “ergonomically, I’m up to 50 mph and I’m comfortable.” One item to thank for that? Adjustable dampers that lets the Ferrari ease over bumps and undulations in the fine English roads. He also says the insulation is quite good, and with the transmission in “Drive” you can hardly hear the engine.
The GTC4 is a four-seater Ferrari, with a hatch in the rear too. Prior makes the comment that “it’s got two seats in the back, they are…pretty large. Well, by super-coupe standards.” We’re guessing your tall friends for the double-date won’t mind a shorter ride to dinner. The rear seats even split fold, allowing you to carry marginally larger items in your nearly $300,000 hatchback.
Since the GTC4 is the more “entry level” of the Ferrari stable (if a Ferrari can truly be entry level) there are some sacrifices made. Instead of Maranello’s signature V12, the GTC4 Lussu T is sporting a twin-turbo V8 that makes 602 hp. Sure, that’s less than the V-12’s 680 hp, but the twin-turbo mill makes more torque, and sooner than the V-12 too. The only downside to the GTC4 Lusso T that Prior notes? “It’s slightly overnamed…”
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