The T in the new 2+2 Ferrari California T, launched earlier this year, stands for neither the golf tee, nor Targa top but for turbocharged which further investigation leads to the fact that the California T is in fact powered by a twin turbocharged motor, a technology last used by Ferrari on the F40.
The new 552hp Califonia T biturbo motor has a smaller 3.9 litre / 235 cui motor that produces 70 hp more than the original normally aspirated California V8, is 15% more fuel efficient, but still in the Rolls Royce league, and produces 15% less emissions.
The convertible hard top has new subtlety more aggressive panels from Pinninfarina all round and some interior features derived from the F12berlinetta.
The California T is the first Ferrari to be fitted with the iOS 7.1 operating system compatible Apple CarPlay meaning ones Apple devices can be operated by Ferrari’s native control systems.
The 552hp twin turbo motor will push the California t from rest to 62.5mph in 3.6 seconds and on to a quoted top speed of 196 mph.
Thanks for joining me on this “Tee, Targa or TT” edition of “Gettin’ a li’l psycho on tyres” I hope you will join me again tomorrow when I’ll be looking at another 500 Formula Three car. Don’t forget to come back now !