It was in 2008 when Ferrari first came up with the California. Unlike the other performance oriented siblings, the California was proposed as a car customers could drive everyday and at the same time burn some rubber on race tracks occasionally. After a really long period of time, Ferrari has come up with a subtle replacement of the car with the new California T. It is going to be unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show.
First up it is the looks of the new California T which show a marked improvement over its predecessor. Ferrari Styling Center and Pininfarina designers have worked together to achieve a sharper and more aggressive look on the California T. At the front, the car now boasts a muscular appeal that is in line with the Ferrari 458 Italia, twin scoops and even bigger air intakes. The headlamp design has been changed to a sharper and leaner one. Other exterior highlights include cone-shaped door handles, flared wheel arches, more protruding tail lamps, a new 2+2 four exhaust pipe arrangement and more.
Moving on the inside, it is expected to be as plush and comfortable as the older generation California. One of the most important addition for customers is a new touch-sensitive gauge for performance readings that is positioned between the center air vents. A new 6.5 inch colour display equipped infotainment system will take of the entertainment needs.
As for the powertrain, Ferrari is going to offer a new V8 engine developed with the help of Ferrari’s Formula 1 expertise. It is a 3.9 liter turbocharged V8 engine that is capable of producing 553 hp of power and peak torque of 557 lb-ft. The overwhelming amount of power and torque help the car sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 196 mph. Ferrari has also managed to up the fuel economy by an appreciable 15 percent.
In 2013, Ferrari had to offer a Handling Speciale package for performance lovers as they found the 2013 model to be less involving on track. With the 2014 model Ferrari claims to have added all those lacking features as the California T comes with a new steering box, new springs, magnetic dampers, and F1-Trac traction control.