Do these changes make you want the California more?
The Ferrari California is portrayed as the automaker’s grand touring supercar. The vehicle is meant to lap racetracks with blistering speed as well as cover a lot of miles with ease. According to Automobile Magazine, the next generation of the California will have an all-new look, which will be more focused on track performance. While the changes will be track-focused, the California will still have its folding hardtop but it will be lighter and fold into a more efficient package.
Other big news is that Ferrari may offer a less expensive California with a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter V6 instead of the turbocharged 3.9-liter V8. There’s no word on how much power the V6 will make, but Ferrari states that 600 hp is viable. The next-gen California will also feature a modular vehicle architecture that will underpin future Ferrari models. The architecture will be made out of aluminum and support upcoming front and mid-engined supercars. We’re not huge fans of the California but believe that it does have its special role in the automaker’s lineup. With Ferrari planning to turn the California into a modular supercar, the new direction that the automaker is headed in is becoming a lot clearer.
These changes appear to be aimed at cutting purchasing and development costs while increasing production flexibility. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne appears to be wielding more power over Ferrari and its decisions nowadays, which could explain these new moves.