Ferrari Reveals GTC4Lusso T Ahead of Paris Motor Show

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Ferrari Reveals GTC4Lusso T Ahead of Paris Motor Show

Like many manufacturers, Ferrari has unveiled their latest and greatest ahead of the Paris Motor Show later in this coming week. The GTC4Lusso T, like the California T and the 488 GTB and their respective models, is the turbocharged counterpart to the GTC4 Lusso that was launched earlier in the year. It's powered by the same turbocharged 3.9-litre V8 as the one in the Calirfornia T, but has been pushed to a more respectable 610 PS and 720 Nm from 3,000 rpm. 

Many of the other aspects of the GTC4Lusso are maintained in the GTC4Lusso T. For example, the weight distribution is still rear biased (more so by 1 percent with the T) with a weight distribution of 46F and 54R, also partially in reaction to the aggressive frontal aerodynamics that these cars have. It's still a rear wheel driven, four wheel steering machine, but it's been lightened a little thanks to newer engineering techniques. 

To accomodate the more aggressive performance courtesy of the boost, the four wheel steering system and the infamous Side Slip Control have been recalibrated to offer better control to the driver when hauling the car out of corners. Throttle maps and boost curves are also varied from 3rd to 7th gear, possibly limiting performance to maintain a smoother sensation of acceleration. By running less aggressive throttle maps in lower gears, this also helps to preserve the drivetrain and make the GTC4Lusso T more driveable. 

 



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Places more value in how fun a car is to drive than outright performance or luxury. He laments the direction that automotive development is headed in, but grudgingly accepts the logic behind it. Can be commonly found trying to fix yet another problem on his rusty project car.


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