The FF first introduced the 4RM system integrated with the E-Diff, F1-Trac, SCM and ESC to guarantee superb drivability in all weather conditions but the GTC4Lusso marks another major advance, by introducing new control and integration logics with evolved 4RM systems which are then also implemented with the rear-wheel steering. The improved 4RM EVO system has been integrated with the rear-wheel steering to produce the new Ferrari-patented 4RM-S (four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering), which was developed around the fourth generation of the Side Slip Control (SSC4) and now also encompasses the E-Diff electronic differential and SCM-E suspension damping system.
The improved 4RM system is more precise than ever. Management of front torque in particular has been improved across the board, but specifically in terms of SS4-based Torque Vectoring which delivers and distributes torque to the front axle faster. The result is an improvement in the differentiation between the two wheels during cornering, thus boosting the efficiency of the torque delivery. Proof of this is the innovative use of the PTU, another ingenious Ferrari patent that delivers four-wheel drive but still, uniquely, maintains 53% of the car’s weight at the rear and reduces the system’s weight by 50% compared to conventional 4WD systems. Thanks to the PTU, in fact, 90% of the available torque can be delivered to the outside wheel without penalising the overall traction guaranteed by the front axle.
Intense research and development have boosted the 6,262 cc V12’s maximum power output to 690 cv, making the GTC4Lusso the most powerful car in its segment. Both its 2.6 kg/cv weight-to-power-ratio and its 13.5:1 compression ratio set new records for the category too.
Its maximum revs stand at 8,250 rpm.
Maximum torque is 697 Nm at 5,750 rpm with 80% already available at just 1,750 rpm for superb responsiveness even at low revs. This makes the GTC4Lusso incredibly versatile: it is as at home in performance driving as it is in more GT-type contexts such as city centres or on long journeys.
It also delivers the razor-sharp performance of a thoroughbred sports car with a maximum speed of 335 km/h and 0-100 km/h acceleration in 3.4 seconds flat. The GTC4Lusso also has a specific emissions ratio of just 0.51 gCO2/km/cv (0.55 in the case of the FF). The new V12’s performance figures are the product of a series of leading-edge technical solutions including newly-designed piston heads, the latest evolution of our anti-knock control software, Multispark injection and overall weight reduction.
The adoption of 6-in-1 exhaust manifolds with equal length pipes and a new electronic by-pass valve combined with meticulous study of engine harmonics at all revs and in all throttle response situations, have produced a unique, all-encompassing soundtrack that will be absolutely exhilarating for occupants and driver alike. It is rich and powerful in performance driving and discreet yet harmonious in the city or on the motorway.
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