By Lubna Hamdan
Besides the new GTC4 Lusso, Ferrari will launch a limited edition car in 2017
The GTC4 Lusso, Ferrari’s new four-seater, has made its Middle Eastern debut in Dubai at regional retailer Al Tayer Motors.
The rear-wheel steering, four-wheel drive car is a first in the history of the Italian supercar maker and was inspired by the 1970 Ferrari 365GTC4 model.
Boasts a V12 engine with a top speed of 335km/h, the car can go from 0 to 100 km in 3.4 seconds.
Aimed at being an ‘everyday’ sports luxury car, it is lighter than a thoroughbred Ferrari and features a 2.6kg/cv weight-to-power ratio.
Ferrari SpA Commercial and Marketing Senior Vice President, Enrico Galliera, commented, “For us a new model is not just some redesign with some additional horsepower. For us a new model is a new concept, a new positioning, and a completely new technological feature. In this car it is the four steering wheel together with the four wheel drive.”
Galliera revealed that a limited edition Ferrari is set to be released in 2017. The car will be based on the brand’s pinnacle creation, LaFerrari.
“We are going to launch in the nearby future a limited series car which is aimed at celebrating the 70th anniversary of the car. So next year we are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the car. We will have a special, very limited car only for big collectors.”
“It’s special because the design is based on our LaFerrari, which is our pinnacle car. It’s going to be a roadster, so it is an open version of LaFerrari in a very limited number,” he said.
Ferrari will showcased its 1970 365GTC4 model across Dubai until the 15th of May, when it will appear at high profile locations across the city including the Four Seasons DIFC and Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road.For all the latest car news & reviews from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.