2015 Ferrari California T Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the Ferrari California T Redesign. 2015 Ferrari California T is one brand new car from Ferrari that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 Ferrari California T.
The Ferrari California T epitomises the sublime elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s.
It is a car brimming with innovation that will more than meet the expectations of discerning clients for whom fun behind the wheel is a priority, but who also demand a sumptuously comfortable Grand Tourer they can use every day.
The California T is a brilliant expression of Ferrari’s sporty DNA, while its retractable hard top (RHT) and 2+ configuration, amongst other features, make it supremely versatile.
Like all Ferraris, the California T boasts cutting-edge technological solutions that make it absolutely unique, most notably the new turbocharged V8 engine. Turbo technology has an honourable place in Prancing Horse’s engineering tradition, thanks to iconic models of the likes of the GTO of 1984 and the F40 of 1987. It is now also, of course, back at the heart of our latest F1 single-seater.
Maranello’s engineers have managed to design a remarkable power unit that combines classic Ferrari engine qualities, such as razor-sharp responsiveness, blistering performance, superbly powerful acceleration at all speeds and an exhilarating soundtrack, with the advantages turbo technology, such as drastically reduced emissions and fuel consumption, a high specific power output and compact dimensions. A genuinely unprecedented achievement that sets a new benchmark for the industry.
Not much is know about pricing at this early point, but we can’t imagine Ferrari abandoning the lower-priced market with this refreshed California T. Buying a new 2013 California would cost you roughly $198,190. Perhaps a modest increase in price would have the new car reaching the $200k mark, but not much more should be expected.
While the California’s overall design hasn’t changed, the look has certainly become more aggressive. A new, more angular grille is flanked by the snarling lines of the side intake vents while just above, slimmer, more angular headlights rise along the sharply creased finders. Two scalloped indentations are at home on the reworked hood, giving it a much sportier look than then outgoing model.
Around the side, the car’s flanks are said to be inspired by the 250 Testa Rossa ’s famous pontoon-fender styling. The side vent’s sharp lines run rearward, almost meeting the heavily creased rear fender, breaking only to allow a neutral space for the door handle.
Out back, the California has a much different look. A new vent appears just aft of the rear wheels that bleeds its lines into the rear fascia under the license plate scallop. Just below sits a completely reworked lower air defuser with three large fins and horizontally organized quad exhaust pipes. The round taillight pods still remain, as does the high-rising rear deck lid that accommodates the folded hard top.
Beautiful five-spoke dark-grey alloy wheels with Ferrari’s famous yellow center cap put the finishing touches on the California’s stunning redesign. Like the previous generation, the new California features a retractable hard top that stows neatly in the trunk. A mere 14 seconds is all that’s needed to bring the outdoors in.
2015 Ferrari California T – Exterior Specifications:
The Ferrari California T’s modern design gives it a powerful personality in which sportiness and elegance meld in the classically seamless way of every Prancing Horse ever built.
The Ferrari Styling Centre, working in collaboration with Pininfarina, has produced a design that is an elegantly balanced interplay of convex and concave surfaces, giving the new California T the sophisticated allure of an authentic Ferrari Grand Tourer.
Its proportions are very much in the classic, Ferrari front-engined GT mould with a long front wing line stretching back towards the compact, muscular rear and bringing an aerodynamic sleekness and movement to the flanks which feature sober detailing to underscore the elegance and sinuousness of the forms.
The front of the car is dominated by a generous, typically Ferrari grille which lends it an aura of power and sportiness. The side air intakes incorporate the intercoolers for the new turbocharged engine while the front brake intakes are located on the front underbody.
The sleek bonnet emphasises the muscular wings either side which incorporate the headlights and the characteristic vents used to dissipate hot air from the engine. The headlights have a sleek wedge shape and house LEDs.
Despite its simplicity, the shape of the California T’s flanks is inspired by the 250 Testa Rossa’s famous pontoon-fender styling. Dynamically hugging the front wheel, the line of the flank stretches all the way back to the aerodynamic air vent behind the wheelarch.
The new door and sill designs are now even more sculpted, as are the new wheels.
The rear features horizontal styling elements that give it a distinctive sporty stance. Ferrari’s classic round rear lights frame the trailing edge of the boot that acts as a spoiler and is designed to minimise the visual height of the tail. Air flow studies have optimised the triple-fence diffuser which generates a high level of downforce without impinging on Cd. The subtle indicator lights are integrated with the side air vents.
The new interior still has many of the same features and appearances as the outgoing car. However, much like the exterior, the interior has been sharpened up for a more purposeful design interpretation. Quickly noticeable is the new multi-function steering wheel with enough controls to look like it was ripped out of an F1 car. The three-pod gauge cluster still remains though it as been revamped with a new look and updated graphics.
The center infotainment system is angles slightly more vertical as are the bank of HVAC controls. Below that is a reworked center console with buttons for reverse, automatic mode, and lunch control. The huge paddle shifters continue to shine brightly from behind the flat-bottomed steering wheel.
The biggest news, of course, is the new powerplant found under the sculpted hood. A 3.9-liter V-8 with direct injection and Ferrari’s Variable Boost Management produces 560 horsepower and 557 pound-feet of torque. The Variable Boost Management helps keep the torque curve flat throughout he rpm range while simultaneously conserving fuel. Total fuel consumption is down around 15 percent, despite the additional horsepower over last year’s 4.3-liter V-8. CO2 emissions have also dropped by 20 percent. Besides conserving natural resources, the turbo helps shoot the California to 62 mph in a blistering 3.6 seconds. Ferrari says the new engine design eliminates virtually any turbo lag for an immediate response in power.
Like before, the engine is mounded very low and far behind the front axle for a low center of gravity and ideal weight distribution percentages.