Miami Vice. Magnum, P.I. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. National Lampoon’s Vacation. Hollywood had no small part in perpetuating the assumption that Ferrari solely produced cars built for two. The idea of an Italian exotic eschews the rear seats. If you go back to the birth of the Ferrari brand, however, you will find grand tourers adorned with the prancing horse and room in the back for more than a handbag and laptop case.
The GTC4Lusso was produced from 2016 through this year and is the successor to the FF, a similarly styled shooting brake. The Lusso came in two flavors: V-12 with all-wheel drive and turbocharged V-8 with rear-wheel drive. The latter was introduced a year into production and brings us to this month’s featured vehicle: the 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T.
Zhao Wu’s Ferrari shooting brake is finished in Grigio Titanio Metallic with a black and red interior. It has a panoramic roof and four-wheel steering. The Lusso T’s 3.9-liter twin-turbo V-8 produces 602 horsepower and 562 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Our featured pair of Audi sports sedans, the S4 and RS 4, are more along the “norm” of fast cars for the whole family. Zhao wanted something that stood out and the lines of the FF appealed to him. The Lusso follow-up retained the shape and modernized features such as the infotainment. Most importantly, it remained a unique vehicle that you do not see everyday.
“Every time I take this thing out, people are really curious about it,” Zhao told Oloi and NewYorKars. “People want to know what kind of car it is. It looks exotic but it fits the whole family in there. Some people have asked me if it really is a Ferrari, even though they can see the badge. People don’t really know about it. This car puts you into some interesting conversations.”
Aside from paint protection film and window tints, the car is completely stock. Read more about the 2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso T at Oloi: