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New Ferrari California T for Geneva 2014.Ferrari-2014-California-T--09

Ferrari is fast to align its GT supercars with the turbocharging technology making a come back to F1 this year and has just announced it will present its redesigned RHT convertible Ferrari California T (for Turbo, of course) at the Geneva motor show. With the additional T lettering the sexy 2+2 seats sport car now comes with a completely new 3.8 litre V8 powerplant delivering 417 kW at 7500 rpm and a peak torque of 755 Nm, good for 0 to 100 kph in 3.6 seconds, Compared to the outgoing 4.2 littre model, fuel consumption is down some 15 per cent despite the increase of 52 kW and a 49 per cent increase in torque).

With the occasion updated technology has improved almost every technical area and the total skin redesign (with no change to body structures) by Flavio Manzoni the is there to show it really deserves the label of is «The ultimate Ferrari Roadster» for its enhance the heritage and spirit of the company’s unique style . The lateral surface and smooth and yet powerful shapes banks on one of the most valuable vintage Ferrari, the 250 Testa Rosa, combined with highly refined aerodynamics and cockpit.

At launch time the new Ferrari California comes with deep red and blue colours. Prices and deliveries time have not been announced yet.

The California T boasts striking standards of innovation while retaining signature features such as the successful 2+ concept, a refined cabin and, of course, the retractable hard top (RHT) which transforms it from a chic coupé into a sleekly sophisticated spider in a mere 14 seconds.

The model brims with a host of new solutions, not least of which is its 8-cylinder turbo engine. Maranello’s engineers have created an entirely new power unit which delivers absolutely superb levels of performance, blistering pick-up and the most exhilarating soundtrack any turbo has ever yielded.

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FERRARI CALIFORNIA T @ Geneva 2014
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