Thursday, 3 August 2017

A New Era of Ferrari Four-Seater History Arrives in India

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The new GTC4Lusso makes its regional debut
at Navnit Motors, Mumbai

Mumbai, India, 2 August 2017–Ferrari proudly made new strides in its illustrious history today, with the debut of the GTC4Lusso, the latest in the Grand Tourer category. This luxurious, four-seater, four-wheel-drive product was presented to a selection of VIP clients and media for the very first time in India, at a glittering reception held in the presence of Mr Aurelian Sauvard, Marketing Manager, Ferrari Middle East & India, and Mr Sharad Kachalia of Navnit Motors, at the Navnit Motors Ferrari Showroom in Mumbai.  

The GTC4Lusso categoryrefers to ‘four’, both with its four-seater configuration and the integration of rear-wheel steering with four-wheel drive for the first time, hailing another major advance for the versatile sporty Grand Tourer concept.  It is the latest in the Ferrari lineage of four+four models and showcases the very special place this configuration holds in Maranello tradition, with an illustrious pedigree that can be traced from the 500 Superfast (1964), the 330 GTC (1996), the 365 GTC4 (1971) and the 456M GT (1998), to the most recent Ferrari FF. The stable includes the V12 GTC4Lusso option, or the GTC4Lusso T with an award-winning V8 turbo.

The GTC4Lusso is aimed at a new ‘Ferrarista’; one that appreciates all the luxury passion, performance and power of the Maranello stable, but merged with a versatility and sense of adventure.  Central to the appeal to a new, younger generation of Ferrari enthusiasts is the innovative refinement of the sporting break coupe design, introduced in 2011. Penned by Ferrari Design, the GTC4Lusso reinterprets 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.

With world-class design matched with blistering Ferrari performance, the GTC4Lusso family is designed to be enjoyed every-day in varied terrains for supreme versatility, delivered with all the sporty luxury details that make owning a Ferrari such an emotional experience.

The GTC4Lusso is a powerful combination of luxury style and performance. It offers an evolution of the V12 naturally-aspirated engine, with increased acceleration, high engine speeds and improved efficiency for CO2 and fuel consumption reduction. This offers the driver optimum pleasure, enhanced with a powerful and harmonious sound.

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, such as wet terrain, delivering a consistent sense of stability and comfort.  Importantly, these factors combine the ensure the GTC4Lusso offers best in class performance in terms of acceleration, power output and luxury sporting design.

The GTC4Lusso T has been created with a younger audience in mind, aged between 30-45 years. This model is the first four-seater to be powered by a V8 turbo engine, ushering in a new era of the Grand Tourer marque. The car is aimed at drivers seeking a car that is sporty and versatile, as well as perfect for daily driving.

The new GTC4Lusso T is equipped with an evolution of the 3.9-litre V8 turbo which was awarded the 2016 International Engine of the Year. Offering a sharp, dynamic response, the engine punches out a maximum of 610 cv at 7,500 rpm, guaranteeing powerful acceleration with maximum torque of 760 Nm available between 3,000 and 5,250 rpm. Despite such impressive performance, the GTC4Lusso T’s fuel consumption figures guarantee extended range, ideal for town driving or long trips.

The exhilarating driving experience is matched with a unique, typical Ferrari soundtrack. With the valve closed, the moderated sound is ideal for city environments. When open, the result is a distinctive but moderate sound ideal for longer trips, and a fully engaging sound experience from low to high revs.

Combining this powertrain with rear-wheel drive has resulted in significant weight-saving. Adding four-wheel steering to the mix gives the car additional agility and quicker responses. The rear-wheel steering system is integrated with the latest evolution of the electronic controls of the SCM-E suspension, ESP 9.0 and third generation Side Slip Control (SSC3).

One of the selection criteria for the materials adoptedfor the GTC4Lusso Twas 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. All cars feature the new 8.8” touchscreen passenger display as well as Apple CarPlay and an upgraded audio system.   

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