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Ferrari GTC4 Lusso & Lusso T production to end, will be replaced by an SUV

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Ferrari has confirmed that the brand plans to end the production on the GTC4 Lusso and the Lusso T, according to the brand’s five-year standard life cycle policy. The new policy was introduced in 2017 and the GTC4 Lusso which was introduced in 2016 is likely to see the end of the road by 2021. It is also speculated that the upcoming Ferrari Purosangue SUV will replace the GTC4 Lusso in the brand’s line-up. 

The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso was introduced back in 2016 and positioned as a Grand Tourer model. The GTC4 Lusso replaced the Ferrari FF which was the first model to come with the 4RM (All-Wheel-Drive) system and the GTC4 Lusso was integrated with the E-Diff, F1-Trac, SCM and ESC. The Grand Tourer also offered four seats and usable boot space, it’s often dubbed as the most “practical” Ferrari. The GTC4 Lusso was also among the first Ferrari’s to use rear-wheel steering.

The Ferrari GTC4 Lusso is powered by a 6.3-litre V-12-Cylinder that produces 690 PS of power and 697 Nm of torque matched to a 7-speed F1 DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission). The GTC4 Lusso engine claims to be the most powerful car in its segment and both its 2.6 kg/PS weight-to-power-ratio and it’s 13.5:1 compression ratio set new records for the category. In 2018, Ferrari also introduced a smaller entry-level GTC4 Lusso dubbed the Lusso T. The Lusso T is powered by a 3.8-litre V-8-Cylinder engine borrowed from the Ferrari California T, in only the rear-wheel-drive configuration.  

The brand has sold over 1,496 units of the GTC4 Lusso in Europe alone and the brand plans to turn attention towards the upcoming ‘Purosangue’ SUV which translates to ‘Thoroughbred’. The Ferrari Purosangue is speculated to be introduced in 2022 and is likely to feature four seats. The SUV will measure around 5 metres in length and is likely to employ Ferrari’s scalable front-mid-engine architecture. The Ferrari Purosangue is speculated to be powered by a V12 engine and a Plug-in Hybrid V6.