The 2017 Ferrari California T is the return of Ferrari to the forced induction, and it is far tamer than the beastly Ferrari F40 model. It is the softest model in the Ferrari lineup, and it is designed for every day effortlessness and use that even features a cup holder. The new California T is a redesigned version of the earlier Ferrari California, which was introduced back in 2009. However, this model, in fact, goes slightly further into the past of Ferrari because the thought for constructing it was spawned due to the older California versions that were manufactured during the 1950s and 1960s.
Powered by a powerful V8 engine, which will be paired with a fine-tuned seven-velocity dual-clutch automatic transmission system, the 2017 model California T is very fast and agile. It will be equipped with a folding top that tucks into the upper half of the trunk and technically the new model California is a 2+2 configured model, with the back, which is well suited for luggage.
2017 Ferrari California T Changes, Exterior
The external design undergoes come changes in order to differentiate it from its predecessor. The most noticeable additions are found in the front fascia and it has incorporated some external elements of the Ferrari F12 model. This includes a considerable improvement in the size of its air vents, which are matted open, and are used for the intercooler and the brakes.
The side fraction of the new vehicle remains generally intact. The style that was stimulated by the Ferrari Testarossa look is still available there and remains intact. At the rear, the new Ferrari comes equipped with a fresh exhaust system that has two exhaust pipes, projecting at the back. The rear side is made to align the exhaust lines horizontally. However, the additional tri-fence diffuser is designed in the same manner as that of the Ferrari 599 GTO and establishes to be an immense new addition to the new look. What has offered the back part of the vehicle a governing stance are the gigantic taillights.
The 2017 California T will be offered with a set of 19-inch frivolous aluminum wheels, wearing Bridgestone Potenza P245/40YR19 sized tires in the front and P285/40YR19 sized tires at the back. It also comes equipped with the Double Wishbone suspension in the front and Multi-Link suspension at the back. The new vehicle comes outfitted with the gas-pressurized shock absorbers and strong vented disc brakes with 15.4 sized rotors in the front and 14.2 sized rotors at the back.
The new supercar will be constructed with the external dimension of 179.9″ (L) x 75.2″ (W) x 52″ (H). The wheelbase length and the curb weight would be 105.1 inches and 3813 pounds (1733 kg) respectively.
The 2017 Ferrari California T interior design will be in a more beautiful and luxurious manner that that of its predecessor. First, the new vehicle comes with a roomy cabin, which can accommodate four people in a comfortable way. Although the roomy cabin is not a feature of an Italian car, the new California T offers additional space in the front and at the back. All the exposed interior elements are covered with extremely fine leather, whereas the seats are designed to offer the ultimate comfort to passengers.The internal element that allows additional space is the slender design of a center console that features the input switches for the gearbox, reverse, auto and launch control, as well as for the emergency indicators.
The air conditioning control switches are fixed just over the center console, which allows the passengers to use two zones and they are designed in a simple sense. On the center stack, a touch screen allows passengers to use several infotainment elements. The car also comes equipped with the Apple CarPlay app for the first time, the latest direction-finding system, and a radio with a clock.
Some of the other entertainment features available with the new vehicle include: Bluetooth connectivity. Voice activated controls. Latest audio system with seven speakers. Window Grid Antenna. Wireless Streaming. 12-Volt DC Power Outlet
Ferrari has given due importance to the safety of the vehicle and its occupants, as well. 2017 Ferrari California T comes outfitted with a variety of safety features that include: F1-Trac ABS. Electronic Stability Control. Driveline traction control. Front and back parking sensors. Side impact beams. Tire specific low tire pressure warning. Dual stage passenger and driver door-mounted side airbags. Dual stage passenger and driver front airbags. Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belt with pretensions. The new Ferrari California T 2017 comes with the cargo capacity of 12 cubic feet and a fuel tank with the capacity of 20.6 gallons.
2017 Ferrari California T Engine, 0-60
With the design to include a turbocharger its lineup, the California T version is the first vehicle that will experience this update. The 2017 Ferrari Californian T would come equipped with a new Ferrari V8, the twin-turbo engine with the displacement of 3.9 liters. This drivetrain comes with the direct petrol injection system and with a variable boost management, which causes dissimilar torque levels in diverse gears. It gives the driver a permanent feeling of the continuous acceleration and it manages to get rid of the turbo delay almost completely, as well.
The innovative turbocharged edition of the V-8 powertrain is capable of producing the highest power of 553 ponies at 7500 RPM and highest torque of 557 lbs per foot at 4750 RPM. This engine also offers better acceleration to the new vehicle that makes it attain the speed of 62 mph from the start in 3.6 seconds and 2017 Ferrari California T top speed of 316 km/h or 196 MPH. The engine will be mated to a seven-velocity double-clutch mechanical transmission system. The new vehicle offers the city mileage of 16 mpg and the highway mileage of 23 mpg with the combined mileage of 22.4 mpg.
Price and the date of release
The 2017 Ferrari Californian T release date is expected to be the concluding part of 2016 and its base price is estimated to be $ 202,723 without optional features.