At the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari has taken the wraps off the new California T, a more versatile version of the revolutionary FF four-wheel-drive four-seater. The California T is powered by a direct-injection 3.9-litre V8 turbo engine that punches out a massive 552hp and a maximum torque of 755Nm. This allows the California T to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.6 seconds and if you continue to do so, it can go up to 316km/h.
Compared to the previous California, the fuel consumption of the California T has been decreased by 15% despite an increase of 70hp in power output, and a jump of 49% in maximum torque over the previous engine. Emissions have been cut to 250 g/km on the combined cycle and by 20% in the CO2/horsepower ratio (0.44 g/km/hp). As a result, the car’s range has been extended by 15%.
The car also sports the latest evolution of F1-Trac, which guarantees maximum acceleration out of corners, and CCM3 carbon-ceramic brakes – with new composite discs and pads – integrated with the ESP 8.0 Premium system, which controls the high-performance ABS to deliver extremely short stopping distances (100 to 0 km/h in just 34 metres).
The cabin is trimmed in luxury semi-aniline leather. The space on-board is flexible too, and owners can make the most efficient use of its generous boot capacity even with the top down, thanks to the variable drop-down area between the luggage compartment and rear seats.