Not long after introducing the V12 powered version of the GTC4Lusso, Ferrari has graced us with the new GTC4Lusso T, which adopts Ferrari’s 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine featured in the California T and 488 GTB.
In the GTC4Lusso T, Ferrari’s turbo V8 is producing 600 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 560 lb-ft of torque between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm. The motor, which took coveted ‘International Engine of the Year’ honors for 2016, produces 552 horsepower in the California T and 661 horsepower in the 488 GTB.
Just like the V12 powered GTC4Lusso, the GTC4Lusso T also features Ferrari’s 4WS (four-wheel steering) system, MagneRide SCM-E dampers and the latest version of its drift-friendly Slide Slip Control (SSC3) system.
Unlike the V12 car, however, the GTC4Lusso T does not have Ferrari’s unique 4RM all-wheel drive system. That’s right – for the first time ever, Maranello’s four-seat hatchback is available with rear-wheel drive. It’s a good day to be a Ferrari fan.
The absence of all-wheel drive means the GTC4Lusso T is lighter than its V12 stablemate by about 110 lbs. Some of the mass has also shifted around a bit, with weight distribution split 46:54 front/rear compared to 47:53 for the V12 car.
Ferrari has yet to announce pricing, however more information may become available following the vehicle’s official unveiling at the 2016 Paris Motor Show.