The Italian ultra-luxury supercar maker has decided to premiere its first ever four-seater model with a turbocharged V8 engine during the upcoming Paris Motor Show.
During the Geneva Motor Show the Prancing Horse brand decided to give up the simply-named FF in favor of the facelifted model that wears the much heavier (to remember) moniker of GTC4Lusso. Now they’re adding another letter to the bunch – T – as a measure of letting us know under the hood is something different from the naturally-aspirated 6.2-liter V12 engine of the standard model. Now the all new GTC4Lusso T derivative comes in a rear-wheel drive configuration and is mated to a turbocharged 3.9-liter V8. It’s the same engine as in the 488 GTB – and the one that snatched the International Engine of the Year prize.
Here it packs 610 horsepower (448 kilowatts) at 7,500 rpm and a maximum torque of 561 pound-feet (760 Newton-meters) from 3,000 rpm. Which is enough for the GTC4Lusso T’s achievement of 62 mph (100 kph) in three and a half seconds, which is just a tenth of a second slower than the V12. The top speed sits at more than 200 mph (320 kph), which is only marginally slower than the naturally aspirated counterpart’s 208-mph (335-kph). With a dry weight of 1,740 kilograms (3,836 pounds), the T is 50 kg (110 lbs) lighter than the V12-equipped model, with weight distribution now at 46% front and 54% rear, instead of the V12’s 47% front and 53% rear.