Ferrari California T - A Turbo Convertible [video]
Ferrari has officially unveiled the facelifted California T at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The stylish convertible comes not only with some nice styling upgrades, but an all-new turbocharged engine. We suspected that the "T" in model signature is going to mean something like that, but nothing was for sure until now.
The exterior boasts a complete makeover including elements from the super-expensive FF and F12 Berlinetta. The folding hard top can open or close in just 14 seconds at speeds of up to 50 km/h (35 mph).
The interior features leather Frau sport seats and a redesigned center console as well as a new 6.5" touchscreen display featuring an updated infotainment system. Upon request, the customer can order an extremely powerful 1,280 WATT JBL Professional sound system with 12 speakers and a 16-channel amplifier.
The all-new engine is a 3.8 liter turbocharged V8 – 560HP (412 kW) and 755Nm (556 lb-ft) of torque. 0-100 km/h in 3.6 seconds, 0-200 km/h in 11.2 seconds and a top speed of 316 km/h (196 mph). The California T Facelift boasts 15% improved fuel consumption and 20% less CO2 emissions.
Other highlights include uprated suspension featuring new springs and dampers, along with a better F1-Trac traction control system and reworked carbon ceramic brakes.
2014 Ferrari Caliofrnia T marks returning to turbocharging era since the F40, which was phased out back in 1992.