Oman motoring: Sporty and dynamic Ferrari V8 GTC4Lusso T
October 8, 2017 | 7:24 PM
by Salem Afifi
The GTC4Lusso T offers customers in Oman the opportunity to explore the Sultanate across all driving conditions, without compromising on power or comfort.

The acclaimed Ferrari V8 GTC4Lusso T has finally arrived in Oman in an exclusive launch event held recently at Muscat Bay, with selected clients and media representatives who got behind the wheels of the new ride.

The event gave a new taste of the Italian monster and its high-end performance and agility as it hits the hilly roads of Qantab. The limits were tasted and pushed to the max, showcasing the GTC4Lusso T’s versatility as a sports car blended with a grand touring concept and a bit of family-friendly elements. The car is aimed at drivers seeking a car that is sporty and dynamic, as well as being perfect for driving on a daily basis.

The GTC4Lusso T’s V8 twin turbo has all the classic Ferrari power unit qualities: razor-sharp throttle response, award-winning performance, continuous and powerful acceleration at all speeds, an exhilarating soundtrack and compact dimensions. Coming from a Maranello stable, the car is an absolute monster with an unparalleled driving experience. The four-seater Ferrari sports a low mounted chassis that helps sharpen driving dynamics and bring the driver closer to the road, and its V8 twin turbo engine is the latest evolution to emerge from the engine family that was named the 2016 International Engine of the Year.

The five Manettino positions (Ice, Wet, Comfort, Sport, ESC OFF) underscore the potential of the car’s architecture and vehicle dynamics controls is, particularly the rear-wheel steering and electronic differential (E-Diff). The combined effect of the two systems is that torque is efficiently split between the two rear wheels, controlling slip when the rear wheels are on mixed grip surfaces.

The rear-wheel steering makes turning in, cornering and exiting corners more effortless, by making yaw angle more predictable with an instant reduction in the amount of steering wheel correction needed and its frequency.

Designed by Ferrari’s Styling Centre, the GTC4Lusso T maintains the same innovative take on the shooting brake coupé as the V12 version, reinterpreting the concept with an extremely streamlined, tapered shape that gives it an almost fastback-like silhouette. The cabin is an effortless melding of sophisticated elegance. The car also features unique Dual Cockpit architecture that’s designed to add a fun, shared driving experience for both driver and passenger.

It also incorporates the latest iteration of the infotainment system complete with an impressive 10.25” HD capacitive touchscreen. Commenting on the launch of the brand new super car, Mohamed El Zawawy, Assistant General Manager at Alfardan Motors, said: “We are incredibly excited to showcase the impeccable qualities of the GTC4Lusso T in Oman; a car that truly embodies a unique blend of performance, agility and versatility.

The GTC4Lusso T offers our clientele in Oman the opportunity to explore the Sultanate across all driving conditions, without compromising on power or comfort.”

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