The February unveiling should be a California-based turbo.
Following last year’s rumors, Ferrari has finally published a teaser of its impending 149M Project, due on February 12. As the previous model of the Italian automaker’s California was codenamed F149, this points to an updated version which will almost certainly be turbocharged. Rumors have this engine as a tuned version of the Maserati Quattroporte’s twin-turbo V8, which makes 523 horsepower and 372 lb-ft of torque in the sedan.
The current generation of Ferraris is expected to be the last of the naturally aspirated Prancing Horses, with all future Ferraris expected to be turbocharged. Whether this will affect the sound and driving experience of the lineup is unclear, but the expected engine is a powerful addition over the existing California, which makes 483hp and 372 lb-ft of torque. For the exterior, expect the revised version to look slightly more like the F12 Berlinetta, with interiors receiving updated infotainment systems and additional upgrades. Stay tuned for more details on February 12 and following the official public launching at the March Geneva Motor Show.