Ferrari has officially unveiled the latest version of its California grand tourer ahead of the car’s upcoming Geneva International Motor Show debut. While boasting striking standards of innovation, the California T retains signature features like the 2+ concept, a refined cabin, and the retractable hard top which transforms it from a coupe into a sophisticated spider in only 14 seconds. The direct-injection turbo 8-cylinder is mounted very low in the chassis in a mid-front position and delivers 560 horsepower and 557 pound-feet of torque. This is the first time “virtually zero” turbo lag has been achieved on an engine of this type.
Thanks to reduced steering wheel activity and improved steering response to driver input, courtesy of a new steering box and suspension set-up, the California T delivers true sports car dynamics too. New springs and latest-generation Magnaride dampers, combined with body motion accelerometers, reduce roll and pitch for more precise handling while still guaranteeing an incredibly comfortable ride. The car’s cabin was designed to be as ergonomic as possible and exudes a sense of warmth and craftsmanship, with luxurious Frau semi-aniline leather trim. Additionally, the interior space is flexible so that owners can make the most efficient use of the capacity even with the top down, thanks to the opening between luggage compartment and rear seats. The 2015 Ferrari California T will make its debut at the Geneva International Motor Show in March.