The new California T features a twin-turbocharged direct-injection 3.9-liter V8 that's good for 552 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque. Variable Boost Management and low-inertia twin-scroll turbines help keep lag to a minimum, and as a result, Ferrari says the California T can sprint to 62 mph in 3.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 196 mph. Good. Nice. But here's the real news:
It finally looks the part! And to all the haters out there saying they've slapped some makeup on an outdated pig, let me show you exactly what they've done.
It's massively improved. It's a handsome 2+2 V8 convertible. I think it'll age gracefully and I kind of want one... for my girlfriend (b/c Valentines), so I can drive it.
Looks like they've improved that terribly aftermarket looking navigation/media pod in the centre console too. Still not a fan of the plasticky bits but since that's just an honest corporate money grab as Ferrari forces owners to spec the unobtanium priced carbon fibre trim.
I'm even more excited about how it looks with the roof up. Yes the pic is blurry and yes it's a render. But if you look closely you'll see a little bit of F-Type going on proportion-wise.
Oh, and its side profile still reminds me of an early Maserati 3200 GT Spyder. And that's not entirely a bad thing. Job well done, Fezza.