New model rides in twin-turbocharged to replace outgoing California.
Ahead of its Geneva debut, Ferrari has whisked the wraps off its 2015 California T. Replacing the naturally-aspirated California, the 3.8-liter direct-injection V8 is the first turbocharged Ferrari since the 1987 F40. The hardtop convertible will make 552hp and 557 lb-ft, sprint from 0-62 mph in 3.6 seconds, while Ferrari promises a top-speed of 196 mph, 15 percent better fuel consumption, exceptional performance and no turbo lag. Carbon ceramic brakes will stop the T from 62 mph in 34 meters.
Equipped with a dual-clutch F1 gearbox, the California T also gets a new interior, including a refined semi-aniline leather-trimmed cabin. Externally, the car has identical dimensions to the previous generation, with some design cues inspired by the F12 and FF. Ferrari says this look draws its inspiration from the 1950's Testa Rossa. The T's engine has already been used in the Maserati Quattroporte and Ghibli, but Ferrari promises that its version is not only larger, but also more powerful and less polluting with its Stop/Start function. Look out for exclusive live shots of California T when it, and we, touch down in Geneva next month.