RICK WALKER - TORONTO / WITH NOTES FROM FERRARI
Ferrari is ready to unveil its very first turbocharged V8 four-seater at the Paris auto show.
The Ferrari GT concept is aimed at owners who are looking for a car that is sporty and versatile. It could also serve as a daily driver.
In a prepared release Ferrari states, "The new GT combines elegance, superb occupant comfort and sportiness with the thrilling driving dynamics delivered by a combination of rear-wheel-only drive, four-wheel steering, lighter overall weight and increased weight bias towards the rear (46:54)".
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The 3.9-litre V8 turbo is innovative and produces 610 cv at 7,500 rpm while maximum torque of 760 Nm is available at between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm.
The V8 turbo’s characteristics are civilized even though it produces gobs of power. The engineers behind the project say they wanted to build a motor that was suitable for "day-to-day driving in urban contexts: a rich powerful soundtrack in acceleration that becomes more muted at lower speeds, rapid pick-up from low revs courtesy of versatile, modular torque delivery and, last but not least, excellent range".
Ferrari adds, "The GTC4Lusso T’s dynamic control systems have been specifically calibrated to boost responsiveness to commands. In particular, the 4WS (rear-wheel steering), which is integrated with Side Slip Control (SSC3), makes for more rapid response to steering wheel inputs entering and exiting corners, thanks to the rear wheels steering in the same direction as the front ones".
The car's turbo has been set up to provide smooth power throughout the power band, even at low speeds, and the turbo is designed to minimize lag.
The GTC4Lusso T’s styling remains the same innovative take on the shooting brake coupé, reinterpreting the concept with an extremely streamlined, tapered shape that gives it an almost fastback-like silhouette.
Inside you will find styling that is instantly recognizable as Ferarri, with unique Dual Cockpit architecture, designed to enhance the shared driving experience for both driver and passenger.
It also has an impressive infotainment system with a 10.25” HD capacitive touchscreen.
Short technical specifications
Type V8 - 90° turbo
Overall displacement3,855 cc
Bore and stroke86.5 mm x 82 mm
Maximum power output*449 kW (610 cv) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum torque760 Nm at 3,000 – 5,250 rpm
Dimensions and weight
Width 1,980 mm
Dry weight ** 1,740 kg
Weight distribution 46% front - 54% rear
Maximum speed>320 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.5 sec
Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions
Fuel consumption*** 11.6 l/100 km
Emissions*** 265g CO2/km
*Power expressed in kW and cv for reasons of homogeneity. With 98 octane fuel **Equipped with specific optional extras *** Under homologation
Images of the GTC4Lusso T can be downloaded from the Ferrari media site - www.media.ferrari.com