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First Impression: The Ferrari GTC4Lusso T

Mention a Ferrari and people’s mind tends to think of supercars which are low, red and fast. Show them a Ferrari with 4 seats and they go, “eh?”. Tell them that the engine is located at the front of the car and I have completely lost them. Still, it catches the eye of most bystanders as well as the ears because this car sounds sublime. Enter the Ferrari GTC4Lusso T.

Type in “Lusso” into Google translate and you get the word Luxury and that is what Ferrari was thinking about when they created this car. It’s not for the brash or the obscene but rather those who can afford a Ferrari but still want a little refinement in it, something that can be used on a daily basis.

Powered by a 3.9L V8 turbocharged engine, you know Ferrari is slowly easing into the fact that they are moving in a direction which involves forced induction. They do so subtly without angering the wraths of the purists. Still, the V8 turbo engine produces 644hp and 760Nm of torque which propels the car from 0-100 in just 3.5 seconds. Not bad for a car which weighs 1865kg.

What is it like to drive it? It feels comfortable, even on horrendously pothole-filled roads, the Ferrari managed to toddle through it without causing my bottom to hurt. The suspension managed to absorb a fair bit of the bumps but you still get to feel the road. Stepping on the accelerator and you get throttled all the way ahead and feel like you are pushed against the seat. How will it last over long distances? I suspect it will be more comfortable than your usual Ferrari’s but not something you can just drive non-stop without feeling a little bit of fatigue.

The car is driven by its rear wheels, a little different from its predecessor which is the FF. This was done in order to save weight and to make up for cornering, Ferrari has given the GTC4Lusso T 4-wheel steering. As a GT car, the rear seats are cramped for large sized adults so I am guessing that Ferrari meant it as space for you to store some of your luggage. Fret not, you also get a boot as well in the GTC4Lusso T.

As a GT car, it seems that Ferrari might just have the right formula in the GTC4Lusso T. Looks-wise, personally, I think it isn’t the prettiest Ferrari out there. Would I want one? Well, who wouldn’t want a Ferrari?