Ferrari: the GTC4 withdraws and paves the way for the SUV – Le Blog Auto

Ferrari the GTC4 withdraws and paves the way for the - Ferrari: the GTC4 withdraws and paves the way for the SUV - Le Blog Auto

Launched in 2016, the atypical 4-seater Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, like its GTC4 Lusso T variant, is bowing out, as the highly anticipated “Purosangue” SUV approaches.

The Ferrari of "families"

The GTC4 Lusso had taken over from the FF, launched in 2010, which inaugurated Ferrari's hunting estate profile and was the first of the prancing horse to use all-wheel drive as standard. A real “practical” 4-seater with a folding rear bench – never seen in Maranello – and a 450-liter trunk, the “family” Ferrari was offered either with the 6.3-liter V12 of 690 horsepower or in the rear-wheel drive variant called “T », With the V8 3.9 biturbo borrowed from the sports berlinetta 488 GTB.

The prancing horse has just confirmed it: "In line with its five-year model strategy announced in 2017 and the company's standard model lifecycle, Ferrari has phased out production of the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T." This judgment, which had however been denied previously, confirms that the future Purosangue SUV is called upon to fill this segment in the range.

End of line

With the discontinuation of the GTC4 Lusso, it is all the same a sacred line of GT sedans with 4 seats (2 + 2) and V12 engine which comes to an end. A line that was inaugurated by the 250 GTE in 1960, in order to increase sales and reach more American audiences. These large GT 2 + 2s were also Enzo Ferrari’s preferred model type. This line continued, interspersed with some chronological interruptions, with the 330 GT, 365 GTC / GT4, 400, 412, 456 GT, 612 Scaglietti and therefore FF / GTC4 Lusso. The SUV, which arouses a lot of debate, expectations (and fears by purists?) Will share its modular mechanical base with the new GT Roma unveiled last year, which suggests a wide range of engines, which could go from the new V6 hybrid to the V12.

Our opinion, by

Tradition can hardly resist the law of the market. Following the advent of the Lamborghini Urus or the Aston Martin DBX, Ferrari will respond by arriving in a segment of the SUV that promises to tear the tifosis between "traditionalists" and "modern" … The great GT 4 places Ferrari has a long time been a beautiful exercise in style, will she ever come back?

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