Ferrari has announced its shooting brake GTC4Lusso will now be powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. The V12 will still be available, but this entry-level GTC4Lusso represents the new Ferrari concept for owners wanting a vehicle that's sporty, practical and capable of doing the daily drive.
It's called the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T and the engine comes straight from Ferrari's baby California T. We say "baby" lightly as the new California T is an impressive performer – the twin-turbocharged 3.9-litre V8 engine has peak power and torque outputs of 449 kW and 760 Nm. Compared with the current V12 motor in the GTC4Lusso T, there's 58 kW less, but an additional 63 Nm worth of torque.
Ferrari is claiming that its 4-seater can sprint from zero to 100 kph in 3.5 seconds, which is 0.1 slower than the V12. Given its motor's tremendous outputs, the GTC4Lusso T is said to accelerate from standstill to 200 kph in 3.5 seconds and Ferrari claims a top speed of in excess of 320 kph.
Other changes include a change to the car's drivetrain. Previously, the V12 GTC4Lusso was all-wheel drive, but this new V8-powered version is rear-wheel driven. The new setup results in a weight reduction of around 80 kg, which will aid acceleration and braking. The T's handling ability has also been tweaked and the rear-wheel steering system means tighter cornering ability. We'll hear more about this Ferrari FF-successor at the 2016 Motor Show.
Watch the Ferrari GTC4Lusso in action: