Ferrari GTC4Lusso Canceled Despite Rumors To The Contrary

The era of the practical Ferrari – for now anyway – is over. A Ferrari spokesperson has officially confirmed that the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T are no longer, production being phased out. This contrasts with a recent report by The reader we explained that the claimed production would continue as is.

Specifically, here is what Ferrari had to say:

“In line with its five-year model strategy announced in 2017 and the standard model life cycle of the company, Ferrari has phased out production of the GTC4Lusso and GTC4Lusso T.”

The GTC4Lusso was launched in 2016 with great fanfare. With all-wheel drive, a folding rear seat and usable cargo space, it was the most user-friendly and all-weather Ferrari ever to come from Maranello. At the same time, it wielded a 6.3-liter V12 with front-to-middle engine positioning and 681 horsepower (507 kilowatts), giving the sedan enough thrust to compete with legitimate hypercars. Ferrari expanded the model range in 2017 to include the rear-wheel-drive, V8-powered GTC4Lusso T with the company’s 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged engine developing 602 hp (449 kW). Despite being the smallest model, the GTC4Lusso T still achieves 60 mph and 3.5 seconds.

That five-year model strategy mentioned above is when we learned that Ferrari would give in to the SUV trend and deliver a bigger prancing horsepower engine. We still don’t know exactly what the Purosangue will look like, but for those bemoaning the loss of the GTC4Lusso, it’s possible that the SUV will essentially be a four-door version of the sedan with a bit more ground clearance. It will have a new platform, however, and is expected to offer V12 horsepower among a range of engine options. A hybrid model using a layout similar to the SF90 Stradale is also expected.

The Purosangue is slated to arrive for model year 2022, so if you’re looking for a daily-driver Ferrari with cargo space and all-wheel drive right now, you might want to grab a GTC4Lusso while you still can.

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