The Ferrari GTCLusso is the last Ferrari of its kind. The GTCLusso comes from a fairly long line of 2+2 Ferrari grand tourers that, unlike all other Ferrari models, aren't primarily built to do fast laps but rather to be comfortable, safe, practical, and fast in the real world. The GTCLusso T is the less powerful version of the GTCLusso models, but even so, it's still as fast as most supercars. The GTCLusso T horsepower rating sits at 602 thanks to a 3.9 liter, twin-turbocharged V8. And that's the same engine found in the SF90, 488, the new Roma, and a few other models. The V8 engine is the perfect alternative to the naturally aspirated V12 as it has a much lower fuel consumption, almost the same performance, and it's cheaper to buy. The GTCLusso T price is right around $175,000 on average, which is some $50,000 to $75,000 less than an equivalent GTC4Lusso with a V12 engine. This GTCLusso T review will focus on the fact that this model is among the smartest modern Ferraris you can buy. And if you are after one, you can often find a few examples here at Exotic Car Trader.
The GTCLusso T is the last Ferrari of its kind as the entire model line was discontinued in 2020. The Ferrari 2+2 is replaced by the new Purosangue SUV which means we're not getting a new 2+2 any time soon, if ever. And that's a shame as the GTCLusso's history goes back to 1975 and the Ferrari 365 GT4. The 365 and the 400i which came after were the two Ferrari models Enzo drove until his passing and right from the beginning, they were tailored around Enzo making them that much more special. After those models, we got the 456GT, the 612 Scaglietti, and the FF which was the first-ever four-wheel drive Ferrari. The GTCLusso T was based on the last FF but was also heaps better in every way, even though neither of the two gained the popularity they deserved thanks to the SUV trend. So, how many GTCLusso Ts were produced. The answer is right around 1,500 and about the same number of V12 GTC4Lussos. That makes it worst worst-selling Ferrari of the past decade if we only count the serial production models. And that's a shame since the GTCLusso is by far the best all-around Ferrari. Also, if you are wondering where was the GTCLusso T made the answer is Maranello, just like all of Ferrari's supercars. And now, let's get into the fun part of this Ferrari GTCLusso T review.
The Ferrari GTCLusso T was the slowest Ferrari model at the time. It was both the biggest, heaviest and possibly the least powerful model. That's partially why people didn't buy them as much, and possibly why the V12 was just as popular as the cheaper V8. But the GTCLusso T is by no means a slow car, and in some ways, it's even better than the V12. For example, the GTCLusso T 0-60 time is 3.3 seconds while the GTC4Lusso gets there in 3.2. That's a measly difference when we consider that the GTC4Lusso has more power, and four-wheel drive unlike the GTCLusso T. That's partially thanks to the GTCLusso T's weight of 1,740 kg (3,836 lb) compared to the V12 which had 1790 kg (3,946). Still, that's a very small difference and it shouldn't make that much of a difference. So what does make the difference? Well, it could be the torque. The GTCLusso T horsepower and torque ratings are 608 and 561 lb-ft while the V12 gets 690 horsepower, but only 516 lb-ft. That's thanks to those turbochargers which also make the T's power more usable in the real world. And the biggest difference between the two is likely the top speed. The GTCLusso T's top speed is officially 199 mph while for the V12 its 208 mph. However, we suspect that Ferrari might have pegged the GTCLusso T so it doesn't outrun the more expensive V12. But in the end, unless you are taking the car to a track regularly, the GTCLusso T will be a much more usable car, and faster during everyday driving.
The GTC4 Lusso T's interior is its key feature thanks to the rear seats. And while the passengers in the rear don't get any screens, it's still a very interesting place to be. The rear seats are pretty much full size although it can get cramped back there, but you still get two AC vents, an armrest, and cup holders. The rear seats even have baby seat anchors making this a real family-friendly Ferrari. But the front is where it gets fun, starting with the passenger. The front passenger in a GTCLusso gets its own multifunction screen that can be both a gauge cluster and an infotainment screen. In gauge cluster mode you get a rev counter, driver mode, moving speed or any of the other BC functions the driver has. You can also control the radio and navigation through on the same screen. Then, there is another huge screen in the middle of the dashboard just like in all modern cars, plus there are two more in the gauge cluster. Still, Ferrari decided to keep the centrally mounted rev counter analog instead of digital which is a breath of fresh air in today's digital world. Other than that, the river gets a standard Ferrari steering wheel that's found in all its supercars covered in carbon fiber and leather. And the story continues with the rest of the interior as everything you touch feels expensive. The GTCLusso T's design then won't leave anyone indifferent.
Virtually all the GTCLusso predecessors were beautiful, to say the least, especially the 612 Scaglietti. That's all predecessors, except the FF that came before the GTCLusso. The Ferrari FF looks like something that came out of South Korea or Japan instead of Italy with sharp and unnecessary lines everywhere. And while the GTCLusso keeps the same basic shape as the FF, it's a much easier car to look at, especially from the back. The lines are more subtle, and the entire GTCLusso T design is more proportional. The GTCLusso T exterior is still far from the most beautiful Ferrari ever as the overall shape leans more towards a sporty station wagon than a supercar, but it's still very much a good-looking car. Most importantly, everyone will immediately recognize it's a Ferrari thanks to the quad tail lights and exhaust pipes, and thanks to that signature front bumper.
The Ferrari GTCLusso T technology is pretty impressive, although not as impressive as that of the V12 model. The GTCLusso's V8 engine for example does make over 600 horsepower, it's direct injection, and it's only 3.9 liters. But at the same time, so is the VW 4.0 V8, and the BMW V8, and the Mercedes V8, the list goes on. In pure black and white terms, the V8 in the GTCLusso is nothing special in today's day and age. However, you count on a Ferrari V8 to be infinitely more fun and characterful than any other modern V8. The GTCLusso T also loses the V12's four-wheel drive system which is a shame. That system only adds around 50 kg to the overall weight of the car and it would make the V8's torque much more usable. But that's likely another one of Ferrari's ways to keep the GTCLusso T under the V12. Regardless, the GTCLusso T has the same traction control, transmission, brakes, suspension, and engine technology as all other Ferrari supercars making the GTCLusso T the most special 2+2 you can buy.
The GTCLusso T prices are pretty much at an all-time low. The GTCLusso was hit with depreciation more than any other Ferrari model, basically putting it in the same category as full-size BMW and Mercedes sedans. Although, with the GTCLusso it might even be worse. When new, the GTCLusso T started at $260,000 and could reach $300,000 depending on the options. So, how much is the GTCLusso T worth today? Well, it's difficult to estimate as the prices vary a lot, but it's safe to say that you pick up a good GTCLusso T with less than 15,000 miles for around $150,000. Some with up to 30,000 miles are sold for even less, and you can even find a V12 with high miles in that same price range. Considering that a new Porsche 911 and even some new BMWs cost that much, it makes the Ferrari GTCLusso the bargain of the century. A good thing to know is that the GTCLusso trim levels are divided by individual options and even those largely come down to color choices plus unnecessary gizmos that cost way too much. So, as long as you are happy with the condition and the color combination, go for it. You can often find Ferrari GTCLusso Ts for sale at Exotic Car Trader where you will see a detailed description of the car's condition, and we can help you with the entire purchasing process so you don't have to encounter any unnecessary headaches and waste your precious time.
In the end, the GTCLusso T and the GTC4Lusso are two very different cars even though the only difference between them is the drivetrain. The GTCLusso T is a much more sensible choice if you plan on using the car, while the GTC4Lusso is the last Ferrari 2+2 with a naturally aspirated V12 engine. That makes the GTC4Lusso the collector's version of the model, while the T is the one you want if you are not looking at the car as an investment. But when buying a Ferrari the most important thing is its history, service record, and mileage. Those things can be difficult to track which is why buying a car through Exotic Car Trader will help you get the best example of a car for the best price. At the same time, we can help you sell your car and eliminate all the time-wasting steps of the process. Ultimately, this Ferrari GTCLusso T review aims to showcase that this is the most down-to-earth Ferrari, possibly ever. In other words, it's the closest car to a mainstream sedan Ferrari has ever built which makes it one of the most special Ferraris ever even though it doesn't look like it on paper.
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