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Sporty, elegant, versatile

Overview

The perfect synthesis of
innovation and technology

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.

Ferrari California T interior view

Brilliant expression of Ferrari’s DNA

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.

Ferrari California T - Engine

Design

SPORTY, ELEGANT AND  VERSATILE

Penned by the Ferrari Style Centre in collaboration with Pininfarina, the new California T is a sophisticated Prancing Horse Grand Tourer with a beautifully ergonomic and sumptuously handcrafted cabin.

360°
Experience

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FERRARI CALIFORNIA T EXTERIOR

CLASSIC FERRARI
PROPORTIONS

The California T boasts classic Ferrari proportions: the shape of its flanks is inspired, in fact, by the 250 Testa Rossa’s famous pontoon-fender styling, with the front wing line stretching back towards the compact, muscular rear and bringing an aerodynamic sleekness and movement to the sides.

FERRARI CALIFORNIA T EXTERIOR

A generous grille lends the car an aura of power and sportiness too while the sleek bonnet emphasises the muscular wings either side which incorporate the headlights and the two characteristic vents used to dissipate hot air from the engine. The rear features new horizontal styling elements and was subject to intensive aerodynamic honing resulting in a new triple-fence diffuser.

FERRARI CALIFORNIA T CABIN

COMFORT AND
FUNCTIONALITY

The California T’s cabin is a seamless melding of innovative volumes, streamlined, functional forms and a strong Ferrari feel courtesy of certain classic Prancing Horse styling cues, such as the clear division between the dash and tunnel, round air vents, multi-functional steering wheel and the signature F1 bridge on the tunnel. All presented as a beautifully elegant hand-crafted package focusing on sophisticated materials and finishes whilst also being superbly functional.

FERRARI CALIFORNIA T CABIN

The Turbo Performance Engineer (TPE) takes pride of place between the two air vents at the centre of dash. This is a sophisticated instrument with a digital display and touch-sensitive surround for scrolling that provides pointers on making the most effective use of the new engine’s performance in terms of responsiveness and efficiency. The California T also has a new highly intuitive infotainment system designed for easy navigation and instant access to the other functionalities.

Innovations

POWERTRAIN

A completely new engine that, in a world first, combines the instantaneous response to commands, blistering performance, impressive torque and signature sound typical of a conventional Ferrari power unit with the fuel efficiency of a turbo.

Ferrari California T powertrain

The 3855 V8 punches out 560 CV (145 CV/l, the best figure in its category) and maximum torque of 755 Nm in 7th gear. Despite delivering an extra 70 CV and a massive 49% more torque, fuel consumption has fallen by 15%. Range has increased by 20% in consequence. Turbo lag has also been virtually eliminated by cutting overall masses and inertia, and the use of the F1-derived flat-plane crankshaft and innovative twin-scroll turbines. The torque curve increases constantly across the rev range too, thanks to proprietary Variable Boost Management software that adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear engaged. Clever design and manufacturing techniques have also produced a classically powerful, exhilarating Ferrari soundtrack too.

RETRACTABLE HARD TOP

It takes just 14 seconds for the California T to convert from a sophisticated coupé to a chic, seductive spider, courtesy of its retractable hard top (RHT).

Made from aluminium panels over weight-bearing structural castings, also aluminium, the RHT also helps cut the California T’s overall weight to the bone. Both cover and top move simultaneously during the opening (or closing) cycle allowing the California T to switch personalities in an exceptionally short time. Optimisation of the roof packaging – with overlapping of the concave side -   means the California T’s luggage compartment remains very generous even when the top is down, guaranteeing ample space in the cabin also.

Ferrari California T side view

ARCHITECTURE

The California T is a strikingly compact car, a fact that boosts its sporty handling dynamics, while still maintaining truly generous cabin space.

Ferrari California T detail

Its transaxle architecture results in perfect weight distribution with a slight bias to the rear as per Ferrari tradition (47% front, 53% rear). Furthermore, the fact that the engine is now located lower in the chassis (40 mm lower than the previous California) has improved the car’s centre of gravity which enhances handling still further.

Both chassis and bodyshell are made entirely from aluminium. This is a lightweight solution with high torsional rigidity, a particularly important factor for a drop-top car, making for better performance and safety.

VEHICLE DYNAMICS

The combination of the California T’s uncompromising architecture, dynamic controls and new engine guarantees consistent fun behind the wheel both in challenging and more relaxed driving conditions, in perfect Grand Tourer style.

The California T boasts true sports car dynamics too, thanks to reduced steering wheel activity and improved steering wheel responsiveness to driver inputs as a result of a new steering box and new mechanical set-up. New springs and latest-generation Magnaride dampers (now more than 50 per cent faster) combined with body motion accelerometers reduce roll and pitch to deliver more precise handling whilst still guaranteeing an incredibly comfortable ride.

The car’s electronic systems are also the state-of-the-art in the sector with the latest evolution of the F1-Trac, SCM3 magnetorheological suspensions and ESP 8.0 Premium integrated with the CCM3 braking system to manage the high performance ABS.

Ferrari California T detail

Specifications

V8 Engine

THE NEW FERRARI V8 TURBO ENGINE

Ferrari California T - engine
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acceleration

3.6 SEC

0-100KM/H

special

RETRACTABLE

HARD-TOP

MAXIMUM POWER

412 KW (560 cv)

AT 7500 RPM

Type 90° V8 with fuel direct injection
Bore and stroke 3.41 in x 3.23 in
Unit displacement 29.4 cu in
Total displacement 235.25 cu in
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Maximum power* 412 kW (560 cv) @ 7500 rpm
Maximum torque* 755 Nm (557 lbft) @ 4750 rpm in VII gear
Length 179.9 in
Width 75.2 in
Height 52.0 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in
Front track 64.2 in
Rear track 63.2 in
Dry weight** 3582 lb
Kerb weight** 3813 lb
Weight distribution 47% front - 53% rear
Fuel tank capacity 20.6 US gal / 17.3 UK gal
Boot (trunk) capacity 12 cu ft, 8.5 cu ft (roof closed)
Maximum speed 196 mph
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) 3.6 s
0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) 11.2 s
Weight/power ratio 8.69 lb/kw
Front 245/40 ZR 19"
Rear 285/40 ZR 19"
Front (opt) 245/35 ZR 20"
Rear (opt) 285/35 ZR 20"
Front 390 x 34 mm
Rear 360 x 32 mm
CST with F1 TRAC system (Control for stability and traction)
Type F1, dual clutch 7 gears + Reverse
Front Double wishbone
Rear Multilink
Fuel consumption*** 10.5 l/100 km
CO2 emissions*** 250 g/km
* With 98 octane fuel
** With lightweight optional equipment
*** Combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) with HELE system

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