This 2018 Ferrari Hatchback Will Be the Most Practical Supercar Ever

Don't worry, it still churns out over 600 horses.
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Ferrari's turbocharged V8, seen previously in the California T and the 488 GTB, makes its debut at this week's Paris Motor Show under the hood of Maranello's most practical car, the GTC4Lusso T.

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While fans appreciate the auditory benefits of unfettered intake and exhaust tracts in fun-to-drive cars, regulatory pressures to boost efficiency and the horsepower race are conspiring to push forced-induction powerplants even into cars for which efficiency is not a consideration.

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photo: Ferrari

The GTC4Lusso T is a hatchback/shooting brake/station wagon oddity in the Ferrari lineup, an all-wheel-drive car designed to give Prancing Horse aficionados an all-weather, luggage-toting option for Alpine ski holidays without having to hustle some off-roader through the Swiss switchbacks en route to the resort.

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The Lusso's 3.9-liter, 602 horsepower turbocharged V8 boosts you and your luggage to 60 mph in less than 3.5 seconds. If part of the drive includes the still unlimited-speed portion of Germany's autobahn, expect the Ferrari to top 199 mph. You should probably send the skis ahead, because you aren't going to want them on a roof rack at that speed.