Exotic of the Month

In today’s world, there are many oxymorons.
Jumbo shrimp, for instance. Or Volkswagen Dasher. Dodge Ram. President Trump. Ferrari station wagon.
Wait, what? A Ferrari station wagon?
Yes, Ferrari has done it again and created The Ferrari GTC4Lusso which is somewhere between a 2 door wagon, a shooting brake and the world’s best way to get the kids to soccer practice on time. With 680 prancing horses under the hood and full-time all-wheel-drive, you’d better stuff the kids full of Dramamine ® before you stuff them in the back seats. While Ferrari has always considered his road cars a necessary evil required to pay for his racing habit, they’ve actually made some incredibly beautiful cars that will hold more than two occupants.
From the 250/275/330 series through the slightly odd 400i, Ferrari has excelled at producing 2+2’s with grace, pace and space. And a stomping V12 up front driving the rear wheels through a manual gearbox.
The current GTC4Lusso is an update to the FF that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in 2011. Fitted with a front engine 651 HP V12 displacing 6.2 liters driving through a 7 speed gearbox, the FF stood the automotive world on its head, becoming Ferrari’s first ever car with all-wheel-drive. The patented “4RM” system is not only about half the weight of a normal system; it is intelligent enough to be able to send power to any of the four wheels in any combination – as well as run in strictly two-wheel drive most of the time to better preserve the amazing handling of any modern Ferrari car.
Ok, but what if you really aren’t planning to EVER drive a $300k Ferrari in the rain, let alone snow? Or what if you actually like the dance created by ridiculous power driving only the rear wheels? Or what if, even at this level, the idea of a deal sounds enticing and saving 50 large off the purchase price makes your accountant frown not quite so deeply?
Well, have we got a deal for you! Introducing, the new GTC4Lusso T. With the lighter twin turbo V8 from the new 488 making 602 HP and 561 ft-lbs of torque, the “T” is no slouch. Weighing over 110 pounds less and nestling the V8 a bit farther back in the chassis the difference in performance is barely perceptible. Rocketing to more than 200 MPH, with a 0-62 time of only one tenth of a second slower than the V12, the GTC4Lusso T will burn a fifty-grand-smaller-hole in your wallet which could be just the ticket to get the purchase pass your accountant. Or your spouse. Either way, you’ll be behind the wheel of one of the world’s best cars and you can take three close friends along for the ride. What’s better than that?

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