The Ferrari California was a big release for the company back in 2008. It was the first prancing horse to have a front mounted V8 engine, the first to have a metal folding roof, and the first Ferrari to enter the convertible 2+2 segment of the market. Ferrari did a fine job producing a car that was excellent to drive, but also a true Ferrari. 6 years later and it is time to replace the ageing California. The Ferrari California T Revealed.
Keeping the legendary nameplate of the classic California, the addition of the letter “T” to its name is inline with the naming process of Ferrari’s current Formula One cars. T is for Turbo! Powered by a 552BHP 3.8 litre twin-turbocharged engine, the California T can get from 0-62MPH in just 3.6 seconds and go onto a top speed of 196MPH. Ferrari claim there is no lag from the new cars turbos that not only increase performance, but also make it capable of 27MPG. Carbon-ceramic brakes can bring the California T to a complete stop from 62MPH in just 34 metres. Styling has been clearly influenced by its F12 Berlinetta and FF siblings.
The last turbocharged road car Ferrari produced was the legendary F40.