The latest addition to the Ferrari range makes its official debut on South African soil as Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer, reveals a whole new world of experience with the latest 12-cylinder , the GTC4Lusso.

The Ferrari GTC4Lusso, integrating rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive, is aimed at 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.

Engine and power

The number 4 plays a big part in the design of this latest addition to the Ferrari stable. Four wrap-around seats, four-wheel drive and four-wheel steering. Apart from the obvious advantages assiciated with all four wheels gripping any surface, the new GTC4Lusso boasts Ferrari’s patented 4RM Evo four-wheel drive system which is integrated with rear-wheel steering.

Ferrari says the GTC4Lusso’s dynamic control systems have been specifically calibrated to boost responsiveness to driver input. In particular, the 4WS (rear-wheel steering), which is integrated with Side Slip Control (SSC3), reacts more rapidly to the driver’s intentions into and out of corners, thanks to the rear wheels steering the car in the same direction as the front wheels.

All four wheels are driven by the GTC4Lusso’s 6.2-litre V12 engine engine punching out a massive 507kW at 8000rpm. Maximum torque is rated at 697Nm, with 80% already available at just 1750rpm. Although it won’t be legal to push the GTC4Lusso to its maximum speed of 335km/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!

 

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Space for 2+2

Scuderia SA says the GTC4Lusso is a major evolution of the sporting Grand Tourer concept.

As a four-seater the new Ferrari can seat four occupants, as well as haul more than just a few golf clubs around.

For the interior, Ferrari’s Dual Cockpit architecture is another first and is designed to enhance the shared driving experience for both driver and passenger, with the latter having their own optional display with a plethora of functions.

Price: R6.5-million