Updated for the second time since its launch in 2008, the California T gains an evolution of the twin-turbocharged V8 that is also found under the hood of the Maserati Quattroporte. Ferrari engineers have managed to squeeze 560 horsepower and 556 lb-ft. of torque from the eight-cylinder mill thanks to a host of modifications including a displacement that has been increased to 3.9-liters.
If a direct-injection turbocharged V8 sounds familiar, it should. Maserati is playing with a similar configuration right now, but Ferrari insists that this engine is a different project entirely. With a flat-plane crank and different displacement, the only thing the two V8s officially share is a manufacturing facility. But something tells us there may be more than a little commonality between the two blocks.
Visually, the California T features a new front fascia that falls in line with Ferrari’s latest design language. The updates include elongated headlights inspired by the F12berlinetta, a simpler version of Ferrari’s trademarked egg-crate grille and a new hood with two deep air vents. The rear end is fitted with a redrawn bumper, horizontal tail pipes and a more prominent air diffuser.
Pricing for the 2015 Ferrari California T will be announced closer to its U.S. on-sale date. However, it’s expected to be fairly close to the current model and start around $205,000. Launch colors for this new Ferrari will include Rosso California and Blu California…