While Ferrari may be best known for its supercars, the car manufacturer has also produce some remarkable grand tourers throughout the years and in a unique test, The Supercar Driver has compared a GTC4Lusso with a classic Ferrari 330 GT 2+2.
Ferrari unveiled the 330 GT 2+2 at the Brussels Auto Show in 1964. It shared its basic architecture with the 250 but benefited from a number of significant updates, both visually and mechanically.
The engine powering the 330 GT 2+2 is a 4.0-liter naturally-aspirated V12 which sounds bonkers to this day. The car also came equipped with adjustable Koni shock absorbers as well as an advanced dual-circuit Dunlop braking system with discs at all four corners. In this video, the reviewer says that these brakes still feel good, despite them still being the originals.
By comparison, the recently-discontinued GTC4Lusso is powered by a screaming 6.3-liter V12 with 681 hp at 8,000 rpm and 514 lb-ft (697 Nm) of torque at 5,750 rpm. The car uses both a four-wheel drive system and four-wheel steering and is able to hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.4 seconds while continuing through to a 208 mph (335 km/h) top speed. It’s a remarkable performance car and yet, is still extremely comfortable to drive over long distances.
If you’re looking for a grand tourer from Ferrari, which of the two should you choose? Of course, the GTC4Lusso is the better all-round car and is much quicker. However, buying a 330 GT 2+2 is probably a better investment as prices are on the rise, unlike those of used GTC4Lusso models.