Ferrari GTC4Lusso: Ferrari’s Revolutionary New Four-Seater Unveiled in Japan
Ferrari’s latest four-seater model, the “Ferrari GTC4Lusso” made its debut for the first time in Far East at a special launch event in Tokyo from May 10th through 12th. Lusso means “luxury” in Italian and with a revolutionary new handling system that combines 4-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-steering, the GTC4Lusso is the best in class across all performance standards.
This highly acclaimed new car was unveiled in a venue decorated to resemble an Italian palazzo with a breathtaking aerial acrobatic performance that wowed the around 200 guests invited to this exclusive occasion.
At the entrance to the party were displayed two classic Ferraris. A 330GTC (1966) and a 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso (1963) reminded attendees of Ferrari’s long history of GT models, and the name GTC4Lusso references these legendary four-seater predecessors.
The model’s exclusive 4RM-S system (four-wheel-drive with four-wheel-steering) delivers in sublime performance in any driving conditions, from snowy mountains to city streets. Besides this astounding performance, the GTC4Lusso with innovative shooting brake design is rated most highly for its versatility and sporty elegance, which make it a Ferrari that can be driven anywhere, anytime.
CEO of Ferrari Far and Middle East Hub, Dieter Knechtel commented: “We are very happy to hold the GTC4Lusso Far East premiere here in Tokyo. Japan is an important market, and this year also marks our 50th anniversary here. The GTC4Lusso is the only GT car which has this exceptional level of performance, and with its remarkable versatility I am confident it will be extremely popular here, as it is proving to be in other similarly sophisticated markets.”
SPECTACULAR SPORTY PERFORMANCE. VERSATILE ALL-CONDITIONS DRIVING. SUBLIME ELEGANCE. THE FERRARI GTC4LUSSO: A UNIQUE PACKAGE
The arrival of the new Ferrari GTC4Lusso has changed the sporty four-seater four-wheel drive Grand Tourer concept forever. The GTC4Lusso's name references illustrious predecessors, such as the 330 GTC or its 2+2 sister model, the 330 GT - one of Enzo Ferrari's favourites — 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.
This is a car designed for clients wanting to experience the exhilaration of Ferrari driving anywhere, anytime, anyhow: short spins and long journeys, snowy mountain roads and city streets, alone or in the company of three lucky passengers. Clients that demand power but refuse to compromise on in-car comfort, sporty elegance and impeccable detailing.
Its 12-cylinder engine delivers smooth, consistent power. And punches out 690 cv at 8,000 rpm at full throttle. Both its 2.6 kg/cv power-to-weight 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: rich and powerful in sporty driving situations, an all-encompassing harmonious purr in the city.