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2016-02-09 12:07

FAMILY FERRARI? Maranello's latest V12 four-seat supercar will be unveiled at the Ferrari stand for the Geneva motor show in March. Image: Quickpic

Maranello, Italy – Ferrari will expand its four-seat sport car range with the the addition of a GTC4Lusso - a sport Grand Tourer concept with four-wheel drive.

The GTC4Lusso’s name references predecessors, such as the 330 GTC or its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT - one of Enzo Ferrari’s favourites - and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso. The number 4 denotes the car’s  seats.

Engine

The GTC4Lusso’s is powered by a six-litre V12 engine capable of 507kW/697Nm. It uses a Ferrari-patented 4RM Evo four-wheel drive system which is integrated with rear-wheel steering for the first time. It uses the automaker's latest Slip Side Control system, electronic differential (E-Diff) and SCM-E dampers (improves comfort on rough surfaces).

The GTC4Lusso’s high levels of performance are courtesy of new aerodynamic solutions, with a new front grille with integrated air intakes to improve the efficiency of the radiating masses, the air vents on the wing that recall those of the 330 GTC, a roof-mounted rear spoiler and a new triple-fence diffuser. The combined effect of these features is a Cd value that is substantially lower than on the FF.

Fastback styling

Penned by Ferrari Design, the GTC4Lusso is a further refinement of the shooting brake coupé, reinterpreting  the concept with an extremely streamlined, tapered shape that gives it an almost fastback-like silhouette.

Its sporty soul is underscored by the forms and styling of the rear where the curve of the roof has been lowered whilst retaining enough volume to guarantee exceptional space and comfort for all four occupants, as well as an ample luggage compartment.

Ferrari’s signature twin rear lights adorn the tail. The firm Dynamically chiselled crease lines create a diapason theme along the car’s flanks, breaking up the optical mass, accentuating the muscular wheelarch and imparting a sculpted athleticism.

Sportiness fuses with luxury

The GTC4Lusso shows off a dual cockpit architecture (another first) and is designed to enhance the shared driving experience for both driver and passenger, with the latter having their own generous optional display with a plethora of functions.l

Wraparound seats for all four occupants seemingly offer generous space and comfort.

The GTC4Lusso also debuts the new Infotainment platform featuring a 26cm HD screen with capacitive touch technology. The new steering wheel is more compact thanks to a smaller airbag and the integrated controls. 

Ferrari GTC4Lusso technical specifications:

Engine        

Type - V12 - 65°                
Overall displacement  - 6262cc                   
Max. power output* - 507kW@8000r/min    
Max. torque* - 697Nm@5750r/min          

Dimensions and weight
Length - 4922mm
Width - 1980mm
Height - 1383mm
Dry weight**  - 1790 kg
Weight distribution  - 47-53% front/rear

Performance
Maximum speed - 335km/h
0-100 km/h - 3.4 sec



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