02-19-2016 FERRARI

Ferrari GTC4Lusso [World Premiere]

Clients from all over the globe gather at the Villa Erba on Lake Como to admire the new Ferrari V12.

A spectacular location in the form of the Villa Erba on Lake Como, once the summer home of the great director Luchino Visconti who finished editing his masterpiece, Ludwig, there. However, the star of this particular evening was the GTC4Lusso, Ferrari’s new 12-cylinder four-seater, four-wheel drive which was unveiled at this private evening prior to its official public premiere at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

In short, the GTC4Lusso brings unprecedented versatility to Ferrari driving, like the FF before it which won the Prancing Horse a new, younger client base that, significantly, also makes greater use of its cars, clocking up 30% higher mileage than average.

The GTC4Lusso's name references illustrious predecessors, such as the 330 GTC or its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT and the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso, which represented a sublime combination of elegance and high performance. The number 4 alludes to the car’s four comfortable seats.

The GTC4Lusso's 12-cylinder engine delivers smooth, consistent power, punching out a massive 690 horsepower at 8,000 rpm. Both its 2.6 kg/cv weight-to-power ratio and its 13.5:1 compression ratio set new records for the category. Maximum torque is 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm with 80% already available at just 1,750 rpm for superb responsiveness even at low revs. The soundtrack brilliantly reflects the car’s multifaceted personality: it is rich and powerful in performance driving and discreet yet harmonious in the city.

Performance: Top speed: 335 km/h (208 mph) 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph): 3.4 sec

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