Introduced roughly four years after the first Ferrari California, the biggest change to the California T was of course the car’s new turbocharged engine. This was big news for tifosi, as it would mark the return of turbocharging in Maranello after a 22-year absence; the last being the legendary F40.
At its heart was an all-new 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox. Turbocharging was utilized to improve fuel economy, but performance benefitted as well, with a sprint to 60 mph taking just 3.6 seconds. Bodywork was updated to look slightly more aggressive, emulating the F12 Berlinetta. Inside, the cabin of the California T is a lovely place to be for a long road trip and features updated switchgear and infotainment over its predecessor.
Built in December of 2014 and purchased new by the consignor, this California T was delivered though Ferrari of Beverly Hills and has remained with him in Sothern California. Intended to be used as a daily driver, the consignor opted to take a more subtle approach to its color combination in an effort to fly under the radar in Los Angeles traffic. Finished in Nuovo Blu Pozzi, the car sports a two-tone leather interior in matching Blu and Nero leather, with Bianco stitching. Further options include Scuderia Ferrari shields, the Formula 1-style shift-indicator lights on the steering wheel (wrapped in leather rather than the more-common carbon fiber), 20-in. 10-spoke polished wheels, Daytona-style seat inserts, and finally front and rear parking sensors and cameras to make city-parking a breeze.
The California quickly proved to be one of Ferrari’s most successful models upon its unveiling, and the updates lavished upon the platform with the California T only made the car that much better. Beautifully configured in tasteful colors, this would be the ideal daily driver for the enthusiast looking for their first Ferrari, and one they can comfortably drive every day.