The 2014 Geneva Auto Show has been full of pleasant surprises, one of the biggest ones coming from the giant Ferrari. Presenting the 2015 Ferrari California T, opinions have poured back and forth, good and bad ones being split approximately in half.
2015 Ferrari California T Review
However, if there is one thing on which all fans and prospect buyers agree on, is that Ferrari did a better job than with the highly expected LaFerrari. And with a Twin-Turbo 3.9-liter V8 Engine, for which the T in the name stands, that brings 553 horsepower at 7,500RPM, who could ask for more.
Ferrari California T 2015 Price
The model is the first turbocharged Ferrari since the F40 was taken out of production back in 1992, and comes with an average price of $200,000, making it perfect for daily use, having even a cup holder.
The design success is brought by the Pininfarina designers, which the giant has chosen to create the look for the California T model, instead of their own team. It is true that a great resemblance to the F12Berlinetta exists, but this year’s beauty has a personality of its own.
Compared to the awkward LaFerrari, the enormous posterior has been toned down a little and some styling elements have been added to reduce the rear deck’s visual height.
The only thing that has remained completely unchanged compared to the previous model is hard-top. Yes, like in any other coupe car, the back will always be a little more robust than in normal cars, but that’s the price you have to pay for letting the wind caress you on the highway.
Regarding the questions most drivers ask, we have the answers: It reaches 100km/h (62 mph) in 3.6s and has a maximum speed of 196mph (we believe it can go the extra 4). Consumption rate? It’s a Ferrari, why ask? However, if interested, the manufacturers declare it has a 10.5l/100km and a CO2 emissions rate of 250g/k, running on 98 octane fuel.
The 553 horsepower at 7500 rpm and 557 lb-ft of torque at 4750 is generated by a 3.9 (3855cc, as Ferrari declares) engine, bringing 70 extra horses and a great 185 lb-ft or torque compared to the naturally aspired 4.3 liter V8.
The latest evolution of the F1 Trac, SCM3 magnetorheological suspension and ESP 8.0 Premium integrated with the CCM3 braking system makes the car’s electronic system a state of the art piece enabling high-performance ABS management.
Having a price affordable for many, the 2015 Ferrari California T managed to become one of the most wanted exotic cars this year. The look is slim, the available colors are wonderful and the sensation of driving it is amazing!