THE FERRARI GTC4LUSSO DEBUTS: A UNIQUE MIX OF BENCHMARK SPORTS CAR

PERFORMANCE, ALL-WEATHER VERSATILITY AND SUBLIME ELEGANCE

ALSO ON THE STAND THE CALIFORNIA T FEATURING THE NEW HANDLING SPECIALE
PACKAGE

GENEVA, 1 MARCH 2016 – The Ferrari GTC4Lusso which premieres at the
Geneva Motor Show is a new four-seater model that integrates rear-wheel
steering with four-wheel drive for the first time, hailing another major
advance for the versatile sporty Grand Tourer concept.

As Ferrari’s latest interpretation of the four-seater, a configuration
that holds a very special place in Maranello tradition, the GTC4Lusso
makes exhilarating Prancing Horse sports car performance and elegance
available to four rather than just two occupants.

Thanks to a 6,262cc V12 that punches out a maximum of 690 cv at a 8,000
rpm and peak torque of 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm, with 80% available at just
1,750 rpm, the GTC4Lusso delivers an astonishing top speed of 335 km/h
and sprints from 0 to 100 km in 3.4 seconds. Both its 13.5:1 compression
ratio and its 2.6 kg/cv weight-to-power-ratio set new records for the
category.

Seamless integration of its complex vehicle dynamics control systems
means the powerful GTC4Lusso performs brilliantly in all driving
situations, but really comes into its own on challenging low-grip
surfaces, delivering a consistent sense of stability and comfort.

Based on the latest, fourth generation of the Side Slip Control, the new
Ferrari-patented 4RM-S system integrates and controls the 4RM Evo
four-wheel drive’s PTU (Power Transfer Unit), the rear-wheel steering,
E-Diff and SCM-E active damping.

Penned by Ferrari Design, the GTC4Lusso is a further refinement of the
shooting brake coupé, reinterpreting the concept with an extremely
streamlined, tapered shape that underscores its perfect balance of
elegance and sportiness whilst still incorporating large comfortable
rear seats and a roomy boot behind them. At the front, the new Dual
Cockpit architecture enhances the shared driving experience for both
driver and passenger. In fact, four plush wraparound seats and the
cabin’s meticulously crafted quality materials create the same ambience
as a luxurious living space for all occupants. One of the selection
criteria for the materials adopted was weight reduction to heighten the
sense of sporty luxury typical of a thoroughbred Ferrari. The
navigation and infotainment platform, featuring a 10.25″ HD screen with
capacitive touch technology, is new, too.

The Ferrari stand at Geneva showcases two examples of the GTC4Lusso: the
first is finished in a Bianco Italia livery with a Blu Sterling
interior, a Low-e panoramic roof to keep the cabin temperature constant
even on the sunniest of days, and diamond-finish forged wheels, while
the second has classic Grigio Ferro Met bodywork with a Cognac
semi-aniline leather cabin. Both cars feature the new 8.8″ touchscreen
passenger display as well as Apple CarPlay and an upgraded audio system.

Ferrari is also using the Geneva event to present the new Handling
Speciale (HS) package for the California T. This V8 model with
retractable hard top and 2+ seating configuration delivers such a
perfect combination of performance and versatility that it has become
the benchmark for its segment. The optional technical content on the
Handling Speciale is designed for owners that appreciate the California
T’s versatility and GT prowess but will also relish the extra sporty
edge delivered by a series of a new set-up and specific calibrations.

Aside from stiffer springs to increase body control with lower roll,
dive and pitch, the gear-shift logic for the Manettino’s Sport setting
has been modified which translates into faster, sportier gear selection.
A new strategy for the SCM3 magnetorheological dampers improves dynamic
behaviour by boosting both the system’s response speed and control.
Revised F1-Trac logics helps ensure even better acceleration, too.

The HS package also includes a new exhaust which delivers a fuller,
richer sound very much in tune with the car’s character. It introduces
several aesthetic features such as the new front grille in matte Grigio
Ferro Met and the rear diffuser in the same colour with matte black
fences and matte black tailpipes. The car showcasing the package has a
two-tone livery comprising Rosso Corsa Met bodywork and Nero Stellato
roof. Its black interior features a slew of carbon-fibre details.

Also present is a California T Tailor Made inspired by the 250 GT
Berlinetta SWB. This is a particularly sporty but refined 8-cylinder
featuring a Grigio Scuro livery and a dark red racing stripe with a
Heritage Bordeaux leather interior. It also boasts detailing such as a
black grille and black diffuser with red fences and chrome tailpipes.

The 488 GTB on show has Argento Nürburgring bodywork and a Nero
Stellato roof while the F12berlinetta is clothed in a Rosso Berlinetta
livery with a Cuoio leather interior and carbon-fibre interior and
exterior accents.

The GT cars are flanked by the Formula 1 single-seater, the SF15-T, in
homage to Ferrari’s inextricable links to the track on the eve of the
start of the new F1 season.

Text and images of the GTC4Lusso and California T Handling Speciale can
be downloaded from the Ferrari media site – www.media.ferrari.com [2]

Hi-resolution photographs are available on www.quickpic.co.za

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