2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T Review Sport Mode

Monday, May 8th 2017. | Ferrari

2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T is a completely different car to the 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso that’s because instead of a v12 under the bonnet this now has a version of the California T’s v8 so two turbochargers 449 kilowatts versus the v12 507 and the price difference is about 75,000 australian dollars.

this now moves to a rear-wheel drive car the v12 is an all wheel drive car but this one keeps the rear-wheel steering of the v12 as well Ferrari insistence drives very very differently.

let’s go and find out we’re in the sport mode now it’s a little bit louder therma more direct handles a little better gear shifts a little snappier but push that button there on the steering wheel to soften off the damping back into comfort mode so you can still go quickly on really bumpy surfaces because the car is soft and it was trying to speak you off the road all the time impressively fast 3.5 seconds from 0 to 100 kilometers an hour by comparison the v12 version of wait a minute it’s not this car the 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T v12 which is a completely different car to this one is one-tenth of a second quicker so that’s one-tenth of a second for 74 thousand dollars you can hear from sport.

You can turn it on to ESC off it’ll just give you a little bit before flicking back or you can then cut back on to comfort mode there’s also a wet mode back here and even a snow mode down there to soften the throttle right off the island has voted and the islands voted really for steering wheel-mounted gearshift paddles Ferrari sticks with mounting them on the steering column and you’d only have to turn this far not even this back there and you can no longer reach the paddle to change up a gear it’s taller the top that not at the bottom so obviously they know you need to change you sometimes up here but down here not so much for you so how does it handle it handles well it’s fast it feels light and nimble doesn’t feel a car as big as it is it’s more or less 100 kilograms lighter than than the v12.

A big chunk of that comes from chopping off four cylinders obviously but there’s a buyback there because it’s got two turbochargers and all the plumbing intercoolers all the stuff that goes with it a massive big chunk of it comes from dropping the front wheel drive Ferrari has a very peculiar front wheel drive system for the Vitor version of this 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T in that it takes to drive off the front of the engine directly and runs it through some gears and clutches and ultimately drives the front wheels this 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T doesn’t do that so you lose all a lot of weight just by going to real feels it too it feels much comma lighter there are some problems in Ferrari’s way the steering is very very light and it doesn’t load up as you wind on more like in a corner as a corner starts getting harder and harder it doesn’t get heavier in the steering you end up not having the same sensation of input as you would in some other first cut there’s a lot of feedback coming through it in terms of bumps and nibbles in the road but not in terms of waiting the car squats a lot on hard acceleration and that can leave it feeling quite cuenta squirrelly sometimes especially on roads that aren’t dead smooth but that’s only under hard acceleration the big advantage this 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T has in the mid-range.