2015 Ferrari California T Reviews and Price
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. 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. The 2015 Ferrari 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.
2015 Ferrari California T Exterior
The California’s overall design hasn’t changed, the look has certainly become more aggressive. A new, more angular grille is flanked by the snarling lines of the side intake vents while just above, slimmer, more angular headlights rise along the sharply creased finders. Two scalloped indentations are at home on the reworked hood, giving it a much sportier look than then outgoing model. Around the side, the car’s flanks are said to be inspired by the 250 Testa Rossa ’s famous pontoon-fender styling. The side vent’s sharp lines run rearward, almost meeting the heavily creased rear fender, breaking only to allow a neutral space for the door handle. Out back, the California has a much different look. A new vent appears just aft of the rear wheels that bleeds its lines into the rear fascia under the license plate scallop. Just below sits a completely reworked lower air defuser with three large fins and horizontally organized quad exhaust pipes. The round taillight pods still remain, as does the high-rising rear deck lid that accommodates the folded hard top. Beautiful five-spoke dark-grey alloy wheels with Ferrari’s famous yellow center cap put the finishing touches on the California’s stunning redesign. Like the previous generation, the 2015 ferrari California T features a retractable hard top that stows neatly in the trunk. A mere 14 seconds is all that’s needed to bring the outdoors in.
2015 Ferrari California T Interior
The new interior still has many of the same features and appearances as the outgoing car. However, much like the exterior, the interior has been sharpened up for a more purposeful design interpretation. Quickly noticeable is the new multi-function steering wheel with enough controls to look like it was ripped out of an F1 car. The three-pod gauge cluster still remains though it as been revamped with a new look and updated graphics. The center infotainment system 2015 Ferrari California T is angles slightly more vertical as are the bank of HVAC controls. Below that is a reworked center console with buttons for reverse, automatic mode, and lunch control. The huge paddle shifters continue to shine brightly from behind the flat-bottomed steering wheel.
2015 Ferrari California T Drivetrain
The biggest news, of course, is the new powerplant found under the sculpted hood. A 3.9-liter V-8 with direct injection and Ferrari’s Variable Boost Management produces 560 horsepower and 557 pound-feet of torque. The Variable Boost Management helps keep the torque curve flat throughout he rpm range while simultaneously conserving fuel. Total fuel consumption is down around 15 percent, despite the additional horsepower over last year’s 4.3-liter V-8. CO2 emissions have also dropped by 20 percent. Besides conserving natural resources, the turbo helps shoot the California to 62 mph in a blistering 3.6 seconds. Ferrari says the new engine design eliminates virtually any turbo lag for an immediate response in power.
2015 Ferrari California T Suspension
Making the California handle like a Ferrari, the car’s steering than suspension systems were heavily revised. Steering response to driver inputs were increase while steering wheel activity was reduced thanks to a new steering box and linkage setup. News springs were added and the latest generation of Ferrari’s Magnaride dampers installed; the latter of which is 50 percent faster at responding to changing road conditions. The system is aided by body motion accelerometers that relay information back to the computer for reduced roll and pitching movements in cornering and a smoother, more compliant ride on the road. Keeping the 2015 Ferrari California T out of the ditch is the latest generation of the F1-Trac traction control system with its steering wheel-mounted control knob.
2015 Ferrari California T Price
Not much is know about pricing at this early point, but we can’t imagine Ferrari abandoning the lower-priced market with this refreshed 2015 Ferrari California T. Buying a new 2013 California would cost you roughly $198,190. Perhaps a modest increase in price would have the new car reaching the $200k mark, but not much more should be expected.