Convincing the young, elite buyer to go with a Ferrari GTC4 V8 is no easy task but the brand believes by decreasing their usual price tag and offering formidable performance, they could convince the new lot.
The four wheel drive GTC4 Lusso is the new Ferrari car to hit the market. Under the hood, it boasts of an immensely powerful V8 engine. The pricing is close to 15% less than their other models but it still will set you back by £230,430. From the luxury brand’s point of view, their new car is much more affordable and practical than the variants that are in stores. Speaking about the car, the company’s top executives commented that a four-wheel drive with a flagship V12 is not an ideal fit in some places.
By going with a V8 engine, the designers have managed to achieve better agility and reduce the overall weight of the car. The twin turbocharged engine is capable of producing up to 601 horsepower and has about 561 lb feet of torque. The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso delivers about 3000 to 5250 rpm. In comparison, the flagship model sporting a larger V12 engine can go up to 680 horsepower but it does has its own set of compromises which the new V8 model aims to overcome. Buyers don’t look for too much power all the time and by reducing weight, cost Ferrari could reach younger people.
Besides, despite the engine choice which might look like a downgrade at first glance, the acceleration capability of the car still remains nearly the same. The new model can go from 0 to 62 miles per hour in about 3.5 seconds. It’s about 0.1 second slower if you are keen on numbers and that is something one can never find on the road. It is tough to pinpoint this difference even when the car is tested on a racetrack with the right equipment. The top speed is expected to be at 200mph.
The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is powered by a rear wheel drive system and has a total weight of 1790 kilograms. The agility and handling of the new car is slightly better than its older sibling. However, the V12 obviously is faster on the road and can enthrall the driver with its groundbreaking performance. The younger crowd would probably prefer the newer, less expensive model that is hardly a compromise. It delivers everything and more of one would expect from a Ferrari car.