GTC4Lusso Drive Days in Australia
GT & Sport Cars
Australia has celebrated the arrival of the Ferrari GTC4Lusso with a series of drive days from Sydney to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Blue Mountains
The drive days started at the Ferrari Sydney showroom, alongside a stunning 1972 365GTC4 example to showcase the noble heritage of the new Ferrari V12 four seater.
Guests travelled in convoy from Sydney to the Blue Mountains, stopping at the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum in Faulconbridge for morning tea and a private tour of the collection. The beautiful sandstone gallery was once home to acclaimed Australian artist, Norman Lindsay, himself. Guests were introduced to a number of Italian-inspired artworks from 1947, including the spectacular and seductive watercolour, ‘Visitants from the Moon’ which showcases female nudes descending from heaven. Of particular interest to Ferrari’s guests was a cartoon Norman Lindsay had published in The Bulletin Magazine on 12 March 1947, the very day the first Ferrari left the factory gates in Maranello. The study of Norman Lindsay’s works underlined the confidence and optimism with which Ferrari was founded and the appreciation of art and design which is still strongly associated with the marque today.
The GTC4Lusso convoy then travelled along several scenic twisting and turning roads, stopping briefing to admire the views from Hawkesbury Heights lookout. From there it was on to lunch at the impressively revamped Hydro Majestic luxury hotel property, with stunning views out over the Blue Mountains’ Jamieson Valley. After lunch the convoy followed the sweeping curves of Bells Line of Road back to Sydney. The Blue Mountains drive allowed guests to experience the extraordinary V12 performance of the GTC4Lusso both on the highway and on great driving roads, with the sporty elegance and luxurious comfort impressing both drivers and passengers alike. Even in traffic coming into Sydney, guests agreed that the drive offered an unforgettable opportunity to experience the pleasure of driving this new Ferrari anywhere and anytime.