Ferrari California T and 458 Speciale :2014 Geneva
Ferrari California T made its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, being held from 6th to 16th March 2014. Featuring the new 3.9l V8 generating 560 PS and 755 Nm torque, the California T shares the Ferrari pavilion with 458 Speciale and f12berlinetta.
With a top speed of 316 kmph and a 0-100 timing of 3.6 seconds, the new Ferrari California T. This new Ferrari replaces the previous California with naturally aspirated engine. In the words of Ferrari, “The Ferrari California T epitomises elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity: characteristics that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s.”
Speaking about the more attractive 459 Speciale, it is a successor to the 430 Scuderia and 360 Challenge. Lighter by around 90 kgs and more powerful as compared to a regular 458 Italia, the new Ferrari 458 Speciale comes in with a 4.5 liter engine offering 597 hp peak power and 540 Nm peak torque . This pushes the 458 Speciale to accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.0 seconds and from 0 to 200 kmph in 9.1 seconds.
Weight has been considerably reduced while electronic stability control system has been tweaked for optimum performance on board the new Ferrari 458 Speciale. One of the outstanding features seen on Ferrari 458 Speciale is its side slip angle control system which takes into account the car’s slip angle and compares it with target value while assessing speed, grip levels and other parameters. It is also due to the fact that there is optimization between torque from the engine and torque distribution between wheels that allows for better handling.