Driven: Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso replaced the mighty V12 FF AWD coupe, and now Ferrari offer it with a twin-turbo V8 and RWD. Our resident test pilot Sam of Seen Through Glass puts it through its paces to see how less cylinders and fewer driven wheels affects the FF formula.
V8 Turbo. Rear-wheel drive.
Ferrari need to reduce their emissions, which is why their V8 engines are now turbo-charged and presumably why they now offer one in the GTC4 Lusso as an alternative to the V12 powerplant.
Naysayers may lament the lack of a V12 but the Lusso T – which shares the engine used in the California T and the new Portofino – is still good for 199 mph, 602 bhp and 0-60 in 3.5 seconds, so hardly lacking in performance. It’s also £35,000 less than the V12.
Aston Martin’s V8 DB11 compares favourably with its V12 brother, but Ferrari has changed the dynamic of the Lusso T by offering it in rear-wheel drive only. Watch the video below to find out what Sam thought of the GTC4 on a 10 day test drive which included a trip to Geneva and back. Our favourite new feature? Infotainment system controls for the front passenger.