2015 Ferrari California T
To a T
What a difference a single letter makes. The letter “T” in this case; the suffix marks the evolution of the California with a completely redesigned body, revised chassis and a new turbocharged (hence the letter T) V8 powertrain that produces game-changing performance.
The turbo engine is a gem. Its variable boost management system reducing turbo lag to deliver strong, seamless acceleration. The forced induction engine also slashes fuel consumption by 15 per cent over the original California.
Better gear ratios and revised MagneRide suspension were big contributors in making the T a more rewarding car to drive with gusto, yet also much more compliant for everyday motoring. This particular car is equipped with Dual Mode MagneRide for really rapid chassis response times for more instantaneous grip and comfort.
It is also a very-low-km example and stands out with its personalised two-tone paintwork featuring special California Rosso body colour together with black painted roof – a bespoke option costing over 30K.
The sumptuous interior is classy and looks like it has been wheeled out of a high-end Italian furniture store. It features backbone style padding and black stitching for all four seats, with the front seat headrests resplendent with black leather ribbons and black stitched cavallinos.
The carbon-fibre and leather steering wheel is great to grip and the LED light strip across the top gives an F1-like feel to the driving zone.
Dual five-spoke 20-inch alloy wheels and chromed front grille add to this car’s visual appeal.