The Ferrari GTC4Lusso has officially made its Australasian Premiere in Sydney on May 31st, the car’s very first appearance in the Southern Hemisphere following the International Premiere at the Geneva Motorshow in March.
Close to 50 journalists attended the press conference in the morning and 100 passionate VIP guests attended the private dinner held in a multi-level harbor-front residence in Vaucluse.
The car was unveiled by Mr. Flavio Manzoni, Ferrari’s Senior Vice President of Design, and Mr. Dieter Knechtel, CEO of Ferrari Far East & Middle East. Mr Manzoni is responsible for creating and defining the styling of Ferrari’s new cars, including the new GTC4Lusso, along with Ferrari’s bespoke personalisation service, TailorMade.
“I am thrilled to be making my first trip to Sydney and Australia to premiere the Ferrari GTC4Lusso in a state of the art modern home set against the incredible backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge,” said Flavio Manzoni, Senior Vice President of Design, Ferrari S.p.A. “From my perspective, it is clear that Australians appreciate cutting edge design and innovation, which this car provides. We have worked hard to ensure that form and function combine to open up a whole new world of luxury performance. I am excited to be here to share this concept with Australia and New Zealand.”
The GTC4Lusso’s name references several illustrious Ferrari predecessors, such as the 330GTC, the 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso and 365GTC/4. At this exclusive venue, both the beautiful classic 250 GT Berlinetta Lusso and 365GTC/4 were on display. These models epitomise the perfect combination of elegant and refined materials with high performance.
Ferrari has succeeded in creating the most aesthetically appealing cars for the most discerning clientele, as well as exposing a “whole new world” that the Ferrari GTC4Lusso has introduced.
The venue for the Ferrari GTC4Lusso’s Australasian premiere is a stunning multi-level harbour front home built for, and owned by, a member of the Ferrari owner’s family. This home epitomises the discerning lifestyle enjoyed by the Ferrari GTC4Lusso client – someone with an appreciation for cutting edge design, quality finishes, the latest technology, superior engineering, and opportunity to enjoy the ultimate in luxury experiences every day.
The home was designed by the leader of a new generation of Australian architects, Peter Stutchbury, who is recognised for his innovative approach to sustainability and design.
A fireworks display over Sydney Harbour heralded the arrival of the car. It was fitting that Ferrari’s Senior Vice President of Design, Flavio Manzoni was in Australia to unveil this spectacular car in this incredible home – both fine examples of an unwavering commitment to performance and design, with every angle and finish combining form and function to maximum effect.
Guests enjoyed Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2004 on arrival, followed by the brand new Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2006 vintage, exquisite catering by Pearl, and espresso martinis served from the Belevdere Vodka martini bar.