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Ferrari California T UK premiere at Somerset House

Ferrari California T UK unveiling

London, Friday 25 April 2014: The exciting new Ferrari California T made its UK premiere at an exclusive VIP event at Somerset House on the banks of the River Thames in London last night, with over 400 Ferrari clients, media and celebrities in attendance for the unveiling of the new car.

Ferrari California T UK unveilingThe Ferrari California T was the undoubted star of the show, with its elegant new design that echoes the “pontoon-fendered” 250 Testa Rossa of the late 1950s, as well as its powerful new twin-turbo V8 engine and revised driving dynamics that promise to make the California T the most exciting and fun-to-drive coupe-convertible in the luxury segment. With the latest generation CCM brakes, F1-traction control system and a remarkable 560hp engine, the California T remains a thoroughbred Ferrari which continues to attract new clients to the Prancing Horse.

Ferrari_California_ T_UK_unveiling (3)The Ferrari California T offers a truly versatile ownership experience, with a 2+ seating configuration, a 340-litre luggage capacity and a 15% improvement in real-world fuel economy and range for that perfect long-distance Grand Tour.

Ferrari_California_ T_UK_unveiling (2)Francesco Balli, Regional Manager for Ferrari North Europe, commented: “We are delighted to introduce the California T to our clients here at this fantastic venue in the heart of London. The new design features and innovative technology introduced on the California T means that we are sure this car will be very well received by our clients and fans here in the UK.”

Like all Ferrari models, the Ferrari California T features a 4-year warranty and 7 years’ Ferrari Genuine Maintenance programme for ultimate peace of mind and ease of ownership.

The Ferrari California T will make its dynamic debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed between 27-29 June 2014.



Type direct-injection 90° V8
Bore and stroke 86.5 x 82 mm (3.41 in x 3.23 in)
Unit displacement 482 cm3 (29.4 cu in)
Total displacement 3,855 cm3 (235.25 cu in)
Compression ratio 9.4:1
Maximum power * 412 kW (560 cv) at 7500 rpm
Maximum torque * 755 Nm (77 kgm / 557 lb ft) at 4750 rpm in VII gear


Length 4570 mm (179.9 in)
Width 1910 mm (75.2 in)
Height 1322 mm (52.0 in)
Wheelbase 2670 mm (105.1 in)
Front track 1630 mm (64.2 in)
Rear track 1605 mm (63.2 in)
Dry weight** 1625 kg (3582 lb)
Peso in ordine di marcia** 1730 kg (3813 lb)
Weight distribution 47% front – 53% rear
Fuel tank capacity 78 l (20.6 US gal / 17.3 UK gal)
Boot\Trunk capacity 340 l, 240 l (12 cu ft, 8.5 cu ft)


Top speed 316 km/h (196 mph)
0-100 km/h 3.6 s
0-200 Km/h 11.2 s
Weight/power ratio 2.9 kg/cv (8.69 lb/kw)


Front 245/40 ZR19″
Rear 285/40 ZR19″
Front (opt) 245/35 ZR20″
Rear (opt) 285/35 ZR20″


Front 390 x 34 mm (15.4 x 1.34 in)
Rear 360 x 32 mm (14.2 x 1.26 in)


ESC with F1-Trac system (Control for Stability and Traction)


F1, dual clutch 7 gears + Reverse


Front: double wishbone

Rear: Multilink


10.5 l/100 km


250 g/km

* With 98 octane fuel
** With lightweight optional equipment
*** Combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) with HELE system

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