The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T has been revealed and brings a number of firsts for the Italian super car manufacturer. The GTC4 Lusso T is a derivative of the GTC4 Lusso, but rather than the standard V12 engine, it adopts a modified version of the 3.8-litre V8 engine found in the California T model.
This means this is the first time the company has offered a choice of two engines for a single model. The GTC4 Lusso will also be the first time that rear-wheel drive will be offered alongside the four-wheel drive setup found in the current V12 GTC4 Lusso.
The modified V8 engine now has more power than the version found in the California T, now producing 602bhp and 560lb ft of torque. This means it develops 72bhp less than the V12 version but 47lb ft more than the current GTC4 Lusso.
Largely thanks to the absence of the four-wheel drive system, the Lusso T will weigh 80kg less than its V12 big brother, making for a kerb weight of 1840kg.
The dynamic control systems in the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T have also been altered with new settings for both the four-wheel steering system and Slid Slip Control. The V8 engine also uses Variable Boost Management to eradicate turbo lag and uses variable torque curves from third through to seventh gear, meaning a more linear acceleration is achieved.
Not all performance figures have been announced but it is expected to be slightly slower than the current GTC4 Lusso due its 72bhp power decrease. The V12 model gets from 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds and the Lusso T will likely fall short of its 208mph top speed.
It will cost less than the V12 Lusso however, priced at £240,340, making it the entry level model in the GTC4 range.
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T will make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show later this week.