It is fully ready to debut at the forthcoming Paris Motor Show revealing rear-wheel-drive and ditching its glorious V12 for a twin-turbocharged V8 engine to send power to its rear wheels. It breaks an old but gold Maranello “one model means one engine” unbreakable rule. This is the GTC4Lusso T, the majestic hatchback, and surely a worthful addition to the lineup. Yet the good question remains – does it mean the passing of the V12 era, or just it comes to a choice of engines?
The promised “entry-level” GTC shares its 3.9-litre V8 with the 488 GTB as well as the California T, yet much improved. As a result, the GTC4Lusso T boasts more torque (totally 560 pound-feet of torque) and a top speed of around 200mph sprinting 0-62 time in 3.5 seconds. However, ponies go down: the V8 delivers 602hp and decreases 78hp if compared to the GTC4Lusso V12 power unit subverting ponies to the torque needs. Yet no performance specs have been announced, alongside with the pricing tag. We should wait for the Paris Motors to get through it.