Ferrari GTC4 Lusso and Lusso T To Stop Being Manufactured
The four-seat grand tourer of the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso has reached the end of his life with production having ended and the new SUV of the brand is his indirect replacement.
In a statement released confirming the news, Ferrari said, “Ferrari has phased out the development of the GTC4 Lusso and GTC4 Lusso T in line with its five-year model plan outlined in 2017 and the company’s normal model life cycle.”
Introduced in 2016 as a replacement for the FF, the GTC4 Lusso was marketed as the most realistic model for Ferrari, and with four seats and a functional trunk, intended to attract younger buyers.
It retained the FF’s all-wheel-drive system and 6.3-liter V12 engine but raised to 690hp with power. The GTC4 Lusso also ranked among the first use rear-wheel steering Ferraris.
In 2018, Ferrari launched a more compact, entry-level variant called the GTC4 Lusso T. This used a modified version of the California T 3.8-liter V8 engine and was a rear-wheel-drive only.
The GTC4 Lusso has attracted a strong following since its launch. In Europe, the Italian company has sold more than 1,496 examples, an average of 374 per year. However, the GTC4 Lusso’s production is phasing out as the company turns its focus to its first SUV due in 2022.
The SUV will have four seats and a length of around five meters called the Purosangue, which translates from Italian as ‘thoroughbred.’ It is also considered to employ the modular front-mid-engine design of Ferrari, one of two highly versatile architectures that will underpin the future model range of the company.
Although no powertrains have been reported, Ferrari plans to manufacture both the Purosangue V12 and V6 plug-in hybrid models as it aims to reduce its CO2 emissions in line with the new EU regulations that arrive in 2021.
The brand recently launched the first series-production plug-in hybrid for this reason in part: the Stradale SF90. The first deliveries of this model were delayed by several months due to development delays caused by the pandemic coronavirus. Originally intended for the first half of 2020, they have now been pushed back to later this year.