Ferrari unveiled their new 2015 Ferrari California T model before its official launch at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show. It is characterized by the stunning performance and brand-new design. Because this is a sports car, first, I will point out some details regarding its performance.
Engine and Performance
The 2015 Ferrari California T will be powered by a turbocharged 3.9-liter direct injection V-8 engine that will be able to develop 560 horsepower and 556 lb-ft of torque. It will have the Variable Boost Management support that enables better fuel economy (10.5 l/100 km) and keeps the torque curve flat. The engine is mated to a dual-clutch gearbox.
According to the Italian automaker, this sports vehicle will be able to accelerate from rest to 62 mph (~100 km/h) in just 3.6 seconds, and its top speed will be 196 mph (~316 km/h). Also worth mentioning is that this model will emit 20% less CO2 emissions (250 g/km).
Design of 2015 Ferrari California T
Designers from the Ferrari Style Centre and Pininfarina are responsible for the appearance of this model. It is somewhat based on the current California model, but the front and rear ends are slightly modified to give it a more aggressive stance. The body has been made from the aluminum sheetmetal.
On the front, the sculpted hood is slightly curved and extends from the windshield to the new trapezoidal grille. Instead of fog lights there are two air intake vents on both sides of the front bumper. The new headlights extend along the fenders. The entire front end is very sculpted and emphasizes the creases on the bumper, hood and above fenders.
The top of the car is lowered into a special compartment between the rear seat and the trunk, so it does not affect the reduction of cargo space. The trunk is slightly rounded, almost flat, and it has a round taillights. Behind the rear wheels are new air vents, whose lines extend to the rear end of the car. On the lower part there are two pairs of exhaust pipes and triple-fence diffuser.
The car is quite low, but it rides on a big five-spoke alloy wheels wrapped in Bridgestone tires.
When this model goes on sale, customers will be able to choose it among two different color options — Rosso California, which is a classic red color otherwise characterized by the Italian manufacturer, and Blu California, a beautiful blue color that complements the elegance of this convertible.
The interior of 2015 Ferrari California T is very stylish. Designers from Adler and Lear are responsible for the design of the cabin and Frau semi-aniline leather seats, while the guys from Harman Becker installed the new infotainment system. The 6.5-inch touchscreen display is positioned in the center area below the air vents.
Below the screen is the radio, and several buttons on the center console (for turning the automatic mode on, reverse and launch buttons, and a button for switching on the all turn signals).
At the steering wheel there are paddle shifters, and a couple of control buttons, as well as a push-button start. Behind it there is a redesigned instrumental cluster with three gauges.
The car has room for only four people, because the middle area in the back seat is divided by the armrest. One of the best things about the 2015 Ferrari California T is that the roof can be lowered in 14 seconds so that the driver and his passengers can enjoy the driving during the hot summer days as the wind breezes through their hair.
All in all, the interior looks really modern and sporty.
California T Release Date and Price
Like I already mentioned at the beginning of this post, the 2015 Ferrari California T convertible will made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show this March. Price is not yet known, but we could expect a starting price of about $200,000.
Here are several pictures of the upcoming 2015 Ferrari California T convertible.
You can also watch the premiere video below.