The California T makes road debut at Siena
GT & Sport Cars
Bagnaia (Siena), 23rd May2014 – The International Media Test Drive for the California T got underway today at the La Bagnaia Resort in the stunning Siena countryside. The Prancing Horse’s latest model is an elegantly designed beauty brimming with innovative technological solutions. It is an exceptionally versatile car also, thanks to its retractable hard top (RHT) and modular 2+ interior concept.
For the next three weeks, journalists from 130 international magazines and newspapers will take turns behind the wheel of the California T to put its many innovations through their paces. The most important of the latter is, of course, its V8 turbo, a completely new engine that, in an absolute world first, combines blistering acceleration, a torque curve that increases constantly across the rev range and an exhilarating naturally aspirated engine sound with the reduced fuel consumption of a turbo.
The rolling, twisting Chianti hills near Siena and the Val d’Orcia are the ideal testing ground for the California T, particularly its classic sports car dynamics which translate to less steering wheel activity and sharper responsiveness to driver inputs combined with less roll and pitch for sharper handling yet an extremely comfortable ride.