Meet the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T, the new prancing horse to have its premiere at the Paris Motor Show on 29 September.
The T is the important bit here. Without it, the four-seat “Breadvan” GTC4Lusso is 6,262cc of normally-aspirated V12 with a satisfying 690hp fed to all four wheels. Add a T and the engine shrinks to a 3.9-litre V8 and the drive goes to the rear wheels only. Hey presto, instant entry model! But only a Ferrari “base” car could still have 610hp…
The T stands for turbo of course. The engine is the 3,855cc unit from the similarly front-engined California T. Six ten horsepower is more than that car offers, though, if not quite as much as the blown V8 offers when installed in the mid-engined 488 GTB.
As befits an entry-level model, the T is slower than the GTC4 with V12 aboard. But not by much. One tenth of a second in fact separates them between 0-62mph, with the T credited with a brisk 3.5 seconds. Top speed is down too. The T tops out at 199mph, the V12 sails on to 208mph.