Overview

THE PERFECT SYNTHESIS OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY

The Ferrari California T is the latest release from a distinguished line of California models. Since the introduction of the 1957 California 250 GT, this line has been renowned for elegance, sportiness, versatility and performance.

The re-innovated California T is a car worthy of any automobile aficionado or a discerning client seeking a majestically comfortable daily drive.

Ferrari California T

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The California T, while a masterful modernization of the 2008 California also retains every essence of the legendary Ferrari DNA.
The new turbocharged Ferrari V8 engine, a result of painstaking craft and cutting edge innovation is now back at the heart of our latest piece of artistry. Capable of razor sharp responsiveness, blistering performance with an exhilarating soundtrack, backed by turbo technology, it is in every respect a classic Ferrari engine.


BRILLIANT EXPRESSION OF FERRARI’S DNA

Maranello’s engineers have managed to design a remarkable power unit that combines classic Ferrari engine qualities, such as razor-sharp responsiveness, blistering performance, superbly powerful acceleration at all speeds and an exhilarating soundtrack, with the advantages turbo technology, such as drastically reduced emissions and fuel consumption, a high specific power output and compact dimensions. A genuinely unprecedented achievement that sets a new benchmark for the industry.

Design

SPORTY, ELEGANT AND VERSATILE

Penned by the Ferrari style centre in collaboration with Pininfarina, the new California T is a sophisticated prancing horse grand tourer with a beautifully ergonomic and sumptuously handcrafted

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Ferrari California T Cabin

Comfort and Functionality

The California T’s interior is an immaculate fusion of innovation, function and ergonomic comfort. Ferrari influenced styling is present in the multi-functional steering wheel, the round air vents, the clear division between the dash and tunnel and the signature F1 bridge. Encapsulated in an elegantly crafted, ergonomically redesigned cabin, the sophisticated materials and craftsman-like attention to detail elevates the driving experience.

Ferrari California T Cabin

The Turbo Performance Engineer (TPE), a sophisticated instrument with a digital display and touch sensitive scroll is discreetly located centrally between dual air vents. It presents valuable output based on the turbocharged V8’s performance allowing for responsiveness and efficiency. An all-new intuitive infotainment system designed for easy navigation also provides instant access to other functions.

Ferrari California T Exterior

Classic Ferrari Proportions

The shapes of its flanks are inspired by the 250 Testa Rossa’s famous pontoon-fender stylings with the front wing line stretching back towards the compact rear. This lends an aerodynamic sleekness and a visual fluidity to its external elements.

Ferrari California T Exterior

A generous front grill grants the automobile an aura of power while the new streamlined enhances the overall aesthetic. The two vents serve to dissipate heat from the turbo engine. The rear features new horizontal styling elements and was subject to intensive aerodynamic testing resulting in a new triple-fence diffuser.

Innovations

Powertrain

IN A WORLD FIRST ACHIEVEMENT, THE NEW FERRARI TURBO V8 PROVIDES INSTANTANEOUS RESPONSE, AUGMENTED BY BLISTERING PERFORMANCE, IMPRESSIVE TORQUE AND A SIGNATURE SOUNDTRACK, CLEARLY ATTESTING TO A CLASSIC FERRARI ENGINE WITH ALL THE FUEL EFFICIENCY OF A TURBO.

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The 3.8l V8 delivers 553 hp (142bhp/l, a leader in this category) and a maximum torque of 557 lb/ft in 7th gear. Despite an output of 70 extra horsepower and a massive 49% more torque, fuel consumption has fallen by 15%. As a result, range has increased approximately by 20%.
The use of the F1 derived flat-plane crankshaft and innovative twin-scroll turbines, along with the cutting of overall mass and inertia has also virtually eliminated turbo lag. The torque curve increases constantly across the rev range due to the proprietary Variable Boost Management software that adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear engaged.


RETRACTABLE HARD TOP

JUST 14 SECONDS. AND THE CALIFORNIA T CONVERTS FROM A SOPHISTICATED COUPE TO A SLEEK, STATEMENT-MAKING CONVERTIBLE, COURTESY OF ITS LIGHTWEIGHT RETRACTABLE HARD TOP (RHT).

This is achieved by having the cover and top move simultaneously, greatly reducing the wait time. The optimization of roof packaging also allows for ample space in the cabin and luggage compartment.

Aerodynamics

VEHICLE DYNAMICS

SUBLIME FORM AND AESTHETICS, IMPROVED INPUT RESPONSE AND AN INNOVATIVE WORLD FIRST TURBO V8 — THESE ARE HALLMARKS OF EVERY FERRARI, AND THE CALIFORNIA T IS NO EXCEPTION.

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Boasting true sports car dynamics, relaxed steering wheel activity and increased responsiveness as a result of a new steering box and mechanical setup, this Ferrari guarantees consistent pleasure behind the wheel in both challenging and daily driving conditions; a commitment to the classic Grand Tourer experience.
New springs and the latest Magnaride shock absorbers (more than 50% faster) combined with body motion accelerometers reduce roll and pitch to deliver more precise handling without compromising on riding comfort.
The cutting edge electronic systems include the latest evolution of the F1-Trac, SCM3 magnetorheological syspensions and ESP 8.0 Premium; integrated with the CCM3 braking system to manage the high performance ABS.

ARCHITECTURE

THE CALIFORNIA T’S STRIKINGLY COMPACT DESIGN BOOSTS ITS SPORTS LIKE HANDLING DYNAMICS WITHOUT COMPROMISING ON GENEROUS CABIN SPACE.

Other handling enhancements include the engine being lowered (40mm lower than the previous California) and the transaxle architecture providing perfect weight distribution with a slight bias to the rear as per Ferrari tradition (47% front, 53% rear).
With both chassis and bodyshell made entirely from aluminum, safety and performance have now been increased as a result of higher torsional rigidity, a particularly important factor for a drop-top car.

Specifications

ACCELERATION

3.6 SEC

0-62 MPH

SPECIAL

RETRACTABLE

HARD-TOP

MAXIMUM POWER

553 BHP

AT 7500 RPM

Type 90° V8 with fuel direct injection
Bore and stroke 86,5mm (3.41 in) x 82 mm (3.23 in)
Unit displacement 482 cm3
Total displacement 3.855 liters
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Maximum power* 553 bhp @ 7500 rpm
Maximum torque* 557 lb/ft @ 4750 rpm
Length 179.9 in
Width 75.2 in
Height 52.0 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in
Front track 64.2 in
Rear track 63.2 in
Dry weight** 3582 lb
Curb weight** 3813 lb
Weight distribution 47% front - 53% rear
Fuel tank capacity 20.6 US gal
Trunk capacity 12 cu ft, 8.5 cu ft (roof closed)
Maximum speed 196 mph
0-62 mph 3.6 s
0-124 mph 11.2 s
Weight/power ratio 0.15
Front 245/40 ZR 19"
Rear 285/40 ZR 19"
Front (opt) 245/35 ZR 20"
Rear (opt) 285/35 ZR 20"
Front 15.4 x 1.34 in
Rear 14.2x 1.26 in
CST with F1 TRAC system (Control for stability and traction)
Type F1, dual clutch 7 gears + Reverse
Front Double wishbone
Rear Multilink
Fuel consumption*** 16 City // 23 HWY – 19 MPG Overall
Combined CO2 emissions*** 479 gpm
* With optional contents
** With 98RON fuel
*** Combined cycle with HELE system (ECE+EUDC)

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