Ferrari GTC 4 Lusso
No turbochargers here, just 6.3-litres of naturally aspirated V12 with a compression ratio of 13.5:1 and a redline set at 8250rpm. Headline outputs of 680bhp and 514lb ft arrive high up in the rev range, but Ferrari claims that 80 per cent of the torque is available from just 1750rpm. Despite a kerb weight of 1920kg, the GTC4Lusso is capable of sprinting to 62mph in just 3.4 seconds, helped no doubt by prodigious traction off the line. Maranello clams it will top out at 208.
As you would expect, the gearbox is a paddle-operated seven-speed dual clutch. It is linked to Ferrari’s latest 4RM EVO iteration of its unique four-wheel drive system. A power transfer unit (PTU) takes power directly from the crank at the front of the engine and then splits it between the front wheels. The claimed benefits of this Ferrari-patented system are reduced weight, better weight distribution (47 per cent front, 53 per cent rear in the GTC4Lusso) and faster response times.