Ferrari pulls plug from GTC4Lusso

Ferrari stops production of the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T. With this, the curtain finally falls for the striking shooting brake, which first saw the light of day as FF. The new ‘practical Ferrari’ will look quite different.

Just like the FF, the GTC4Lusso has been in production for four years, from 2016 to 2020. But now the curtain is falling for this practical Ferrari, a spokesman for the brand confirmed to Motor1.com. Where the FF made a lot of noise in 2011, the successor to the GTC4Lusso will probably do the same in 2022. Ferrari’s first SUV, called ‘Purosangue’, will then take over. With this, the brand meets the demand of the market and can compete with the Aston Martin DBX and the Lamborghini Urus, among others.

In 2011, Ferrari caused quite a stir with the introduction of the ‘Ferrari Four’, or FF for short. The successor to the 612 Scaglietti suddenly looked very different. Gone was the traditional coupĂ© shape, which had suddenly made way for the silhouette of one shooting brake. When the 612 Scaglietti was first shown to the public as the successor to the 456 GT, the criticism was not over, but the unveiling of the FF left the controversy complete. Not only was the design a quite radical break with the past, the FF was also the first Ferrari to be equipped with four-wheel drive.

The model ran well enough for Ferrari to be able to introduce a successor: the GTC4Lusso. Where the FF was only delivered with V12, the GTC4Lusso could later also be ordered as a ‘T’ with a 3.9 liter blown V8. With an output of 610 hp and 760 Nm of torque, this power unit was hardly inferior to the V12, which delivered 690 hp and 697 Nm of torque. But the main strength of the FF and the GTC4Lusso lies in the fact that you can transport four people plus luggage relatively comfortably, while at the command of your right foot you can conjure up the performance of a supercar. It is expected that this will still be possible with the Purosangue, but the production stop of the GTC4Lusso still marks the end of an era.

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