Italian car giants revealed the new and improved Ferrari California with the Ferrari California T model at the Geneva Motor Show. With 49% more torque and reduced emmissions…Check it out the video and photos…
The second major update for the convertible Ferrari California model, introduces a new twin-turbocharged V8engine to the range, as well as a significantly re-styled front and rear end. Making its debut at the Geneva motor show, the new California is the first turbocharged Ferrari since the F40.
Ferrari is claiming that the new engine, a 3855cc direct injection V8, has ‘virtually no turbo lag’ thanks to a new Variable Boost Management system, and that it has ‘the most exhilarating soundtrack any turbo has ever yielded’. Torque rises by 49 per cent over the outgoing model, with fuel consumption down by around 15 per cent. Performance is also improved, with 0-62mph coming up in 3.6 seconds (down from 3.8), with a top speed of 196mph (up from 193mph).
Ferrari will build the new engine in the same factory as the twin-turbo Maserati V8, but the company is quick to point out that it’s far from the same engine. Although it undoubtedly has commonality, the engine is slightly larger in capacity, and features a flat-plane crankshaft for optimum performance. Peak power and torque comes much later in the powerband too, with 552bhp at 7500rpm and 557lb ft at 4750rpm. Full engine details will be released at the Geneva motor show.
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