2018 Ferrari GTC4Lusso 70th Anniversary
$375,000 - $475,000
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 16 - 17 JANUARY 2020 - Offered on Friday
- Livery no. 1: The Icon
- The only such GTC4 inspired by the 125 S of 1947
- A unique example produced for Ferrari’s 70th anniversary
- Black leather and Alcantara interior with Bordeaux stitching
- Just 1,200 miles; includes matching luggage set
Ferrari’s evolution over the last 70 years is staggering, and yet the automaker’s consistency is virtually unparalleled. Never once did Enzo’s automaker deviate from tradition in providing exceptional driving thrills wrapped in a stylish, attention-grabbing design. Ferrari may have gotten its start as a racing team, and its first car was a race car, but the automaker has used road-going touring cars as its mainstay since the beginning.
The GTC4Lusso carried on that theme to wave the grand-touring flag for Ferrari when it debuted at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. Underhood was the latest interpretation of the automaker’s 65-degree V-12. With its shooting-brake design, all-wheel drive, four-wheel steering, and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the GTC4Lusso’s styling and spec sheet would have been unfathomable when the 125 S made its racing debut wearing the Ferrari prancing horse at the Circuito di Piacenza in 1947. That car made use of Gioacchino Colombo’s new 60-degree V-12 and would go on to win six of its 14 racing starts in its first year. The reputation was cemented. Red-painted Ferraris would prove formidable challengers for the next 70-plus years, and the V-12 engine would forever be linked to Ferrari.
This latest iteration is rated at 681 horsepower in the GTC4Lusso, almost exactly six times the output of the original 125 S’s Colombo V-12. Coupled with the rapid-shifting gearbox, the V-12 vaults the GTC4Lusso to 60 mph in just three and a half seconds. With all-wheel drive and four-wheel steering, the model is a proper performance machine on just about any kind of road. It represents the current pinnacle of Ferrari’s grand-tour car expertise.
To mark the occasion of its 70th anniversary, Ferrari whittled down a list of its all-time greats and used them to inspire a series of 70 special liveries for each of the five models offered at the time. That list, of course, began with the 125 S, which is commemorated on the 2017 GTC4Lusso offered here. This one-off tribute was commissioned by Ferrari’s Tailor Made program, where it was finished in a rich Italian racing red and emblazoned with the #56 racing numbers.
Inside, rich black leather adorns its seats as well as its dash, door panels, and center console. Bordeaux-colored stitching brings hints of the exterior inside. The close attention to detail highlights how Tailor Made can alter just about every touch point. For instance, the rev counter is finished to match the exterior, Alcantara trim adorns the headliner, and bespoke aluminum touches are found throughout the cabin.
Equipment-wise, every GTC4Lusso is outfitted like no Ferrari before. This truly unique example is especially lavish with high-tech luxuries, such as Apple CarPlay compatibility for the 10.3-inch capacitive-touchscreen display, a dual-view frontal camera system, adaptive forward lighting, and a panoramic moonroof. Since being delivered to its owner, this 125 S tribute has been driven just 1,200 miles.
Each of the 350 celebratory cars is a one-off, but none captures the spirit of Ferrari quite like the GTC4Lusso that honors the company’s beginning while celebrating its future.