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Presenting the new Ferrari California T

Presenting the new Ferrari California T

Ahead of its reveal in Geneva


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New 3.8-litre turbo V8 announced for the overhauled Ferrari California 2+2 convertible ahead of its reveal at the Geneva motor show in March

Engineers from Ferrari's home, Maranello, have done everything they can to retain the iconic characteristics of the California 2+2, but also modernise the car and greatly improve its engine. Thanks to modern technology and innovation, the new California T consumes 15% less fuel that it's predecessor, and the newly developed eight-cylinder turbocharged engine creates a high-speed driving experience like no other.

Using the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox's launch control mode, the California T sprints to 62mph in 3.6 seconds, and tops out at 196mph. The engineers at Ferrari have also built a new system of carbon-ceramic brakes, allowing the vehicle to come to a standstill from 62mph in 34 metres. 

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Ferrari invited designers, from the independent Italian car design firm Pininfarina to revamp the exterior. The result is a beautiful vehicle featuring a slight resemblance to the classic 250 Testa Rossa model. Not only is the new model far better looking than its predecessor (the best-selling Ferrari of all-time), it's also Ferrari's first forced-induction model since the F40. 

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The interior features a 6.5-inch touch screen, exquisite leather furnishings, and other luxuries such as the convertible top, which is removed and collected in just 14 seconds.

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Ferrari new

Ferrari new

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The California T is due to be unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March. The new model goes on sale in the autumn and comes with a free seven-year unlimited mileage maintenance package. 

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