--
 
What you should know about Turbodiesels

South African motorists were rather late to arrive at the performance/economy party that is the modern turbodiesel engine.

What does your car say about you?

The vehicle you drive could have a direct baring on your personality. Take a look...

Ferrari launches new GTC4Lusso in SA

2017-06-08 08:30

NEW FAMILY FERRARI: ‘It will be quite easy to humiliate street racers by clocking the 0-100km/h in just 3.4 seconds,’ says Ferrari.Image: Quickpic

Cape Town - The latest addition to the local Ferrari range arrives in South Africa - the 12-cylinder GTC4Lusso.

The Ferrari GTC4Lusso, integrating rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive, is aimed at, says the automaker, "owners looking for a supercar that is sporty, elegant, versatile and suitable for everyday driving".

The name of this new model hints at its illustrious predecessors, including the 330 GTC, its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT, and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso.

Gallery: 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso

The number '4' plays an important role in the new model; it has four wrap-around seats, four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. 

The new GTC4Lusso is fitted with Ferrari’s 4RM Evo four-wheel drive system, integrated with rear-wheel steering.

Image: Quickpic


Mervyn Eagles, CEO of Scuderia South Africa, said: "This enables the driver to effortlessly handle the GTC4Lusso’s extraordinary torque even on snow-covered, wet or low grip roads. The result is tremendous stability and masterful control that translate into superior performance.

"In short, the GTC4Lusso brings unprecedented versatility to Ferrari driving, like the FF before it. Through the FF, won the Prancing Horse a new, younger client base that also makes greater use of its cars, clocking up 30% higher mileage than average and thus success is set to continue with the GTC4Lusso."

Image: Quickpic

All the wheels are driven by the GTC4Lusso’s 12-cylinder 6262cc engine capable of 507kW/697Nm.

Ferrari said: "Although it won’t be legal to push the GTC4Lusso to its maximum speed of 335 km/h on any South African public road, it will be quite easy to humiliate street racers by clocking the 0-100km/h dash in just 3.4 seconds."

Ferrari GTC4Lusso technical specifications:

Engine
Type - V12 - 65°
Overall displacement - 6262cc
Max. power output - 507kW 
Max. torque - 697Nm

Dimensions and weight
Length - 4.9m
Width - 1.9m
Height - 1.3m

Dry weight - 1790kg
Weight distribution- 47-53% front/rear

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

Image: Quickpic

NEXT ON WHEELS24X
Read more on:    ferrari  |  south africa  |  supercars  |  new models  |  gtc4lusso

Inside Wheels24

The ultimate double cab? Nissan's Navara ready to Attack

Nissan reveals the Attack edition Navara, it’s ultimate double-cab 4x4, writes Wheels24 columnist Lance Branquinho.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.