Press release california t india debut (mumbai)
Press release california t india debut (mumbai)
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press release california t india debut (mumbai)
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Ferrari California T charges into Mumbai
Mumbai, August 26th
- With a new turbocharged V8 engine, an increase in torque
by 49% and a reduction of 15% in fuel consumption, the Ferrari California T
epitomises elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity: characteristics that have
distinguished every California model since the 1950s.
The updated California T features a revised body design to match the new engines
boosted performance, with the holistic sports driving experience maintained at the
exceptionally high level one expects from a Ferrari.
Now Available in Mumbai, with the newly-appointed Ferrari Dealer, Navnit Motors
Pvt. Ltd., the team unveils the prancing horse and marks a new era for Ferrari in
India. Navnit Motors, a successful group with Mr. Sharad Kachalia at the helm, is
highly recognized for setting notable operating standards in the luxury automobile
segment. The state of the art Ferrari showroom is expected to open in October 2015,
and will be located at Bandra-Kurla Complex.
The California T boasts striking standards of innovation while retaining signature
features such as the successful 2+2 concept, a refined cabin and, of course, the
retractable hard top (RHT) which transforms it from a chic coupé into a sleekly
sophisticated spider in a mere 14 seconds.
The model brims with a host of new solutions, not least of which is its 8-cylinder
turbocharged engine. Maranello’s engineers have created an entirely new power unit
which delivers absolutely superb levels of performance, blistering pick-up and the
most exhilarating soundtrack any turbo has ever yielded.
This is also the first time virtually zero turbo lag has been achieved on an engine of
this type, guaranteeing instantaneous response to commands and, as with naturally-
aspirated power units, a torque curve that increases constantly across the rev range
thanks to Variable Boost Management.
The direct-injection, 3 855 cc turbocharged 8-cylinder is mounted very low in the
chassis in a mid-front position and delivers 412 kW at 7 500 rpm, which translates
into a specific power output of 107 kW/ litre - the highest in its segment - along
with maximum torque of 755 Nm. Figures which give the California T extraordinary
acceleration over the 0 to 100 km/h sprint, which it covers in just 3.6 seconds.
As in Formula 1 this season, a turbo is used to cut fuel consumption and CO2
emissions. Compared to the outgoing model, fuel consumption is down by around 15
percent* despite 52 kW more power and a 49 percent increase in torque. Emissions
are down to 250 g/km over the combined cycle which equates to a 20 per cent
reduction in the CO2/kW ratio (0.6 g/kW).
The California T’s engine also benefits from several other solutions used on the
single-seater - not least the compact, very low- inertia twin-scroll turbines to ensure
ultra-sharp throttle response. Expert Scuderia methodologies and the plant are also
used for certain phases of its production, particularly at the casting stage.
One major design challenge of the California T was to guarantee a characteristically
intense, exhilarating Ferrari engine sound. This was achieved through meticulous
design work and the use of special manufacturing techniques for essential
components, such as the flat-plane crankshaft and the three-piece cast exhaust
manifold and turbo housing. The engine produces a powerful, engaging sound
during both the intake and exhaust phases, becoming even more potent as engine
speed increases. This the first time a result of this kind has ever been achieved with a
The California T delivers true sports car dynamics as well, thanks to reduced
steering wheel activity and improved steering response to driver input, courtesy of a
new steering box and suspension set-up. New springs and latest-generation
Magnaride dampers (which respond 50 per cent faster), combined with body motion
accelerometers, reduce roll and pitch for more precise handling whilst still
guaranteeing an incredibly comfortable ride.
The California T also has the latest evolution of the F1-Trac traction control system
for maximum acceleration out of corners, thereby underscoring the sportier side of
The California T’s architecture, controls and new 8-cylinder engine ensure
consistently intense driving pleasure in challenging driving conditions as well as
making the car fun to drive even in more relaxed situations, very much in the Grand
The CCM3 carbon-ceramic braking system is also extremely efficient with new
composite discs and pads. The brakes are integrated with the ESP 8.0 premium
system which controls the high performance ABS for a short 100 to 0 km/h braking
distance of just 34 metres.
Considerable attention was paid to the design, maintaining the outgoing model’s
overall dimensions while ensuring that the California T has a new, individual
personality. The sleek proportions were penned by the Ferrari Styling Centre in
collaboration with Pininfarina and are very much in keeping with the Ferrari front-
engined ethos. The shape of the California T’s flanks is inspired by the 250 Testa
Rossa’s famous pontoon-fender styling, with the front wing line stretching back
towards the compact, muscular rear, bringing an aerodynamic sleekness and
movement to the sides. The rear benefits from meticulous aerodynamic research
resulting in a new triple-fence diffuser.
The California T’s cabin was designed to be as ergonomic as possible and exudes a
sense of warmth and craftsmanship, with luxurious Frau semi-aniline leather trim.
The interior space is flexible so that owners can make the most efficient use of the
boot capacity even with the top down, thanks to the opening between the luggage
compartment and rear seats.
Type Direct-injection 90° V8
Total displacement 3 855 cc
Maximum power* 412 kW at 7 500 rpm
Maximum torque* 755 Nm at 4 750 rpm
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT
Length 4 570 mm
Height 1 910 mm
Width 1 322 mm
Dry weight** 1 625 kg
Weight distribution 47% front – 53% rear
Top speed 316 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.6 s
FUEL CONSUMPTION*** 10.5-litres per 100 km
CO2 EMISSIONS*** 250 g/km
The human-machine interface encompasses the Ferrari steering wheel with
integrated controls while the Turbo Performance Engineer (TPE) takes pride of
place between the two air vents in the centre of the dash. The TPE display boasts a
capacitive touch-sensitive surround to scroll through screens with information on
making the most of the new engine’s performance. The California T also features a
new infotainment system with an extremely intuitive, high-resolution 6.5-inch
screen featuring both touch-screen and conventional controls.
*The consumption cut is calculated on a driving cycle which realistically reproduces
a clients’ use of the car.
* With 98 octane fuel
** With lightweight optional equipment
*** Combined cycle (ECE+EUDC) with HELE system
For Media inquiries, please contact:
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Ms. Esha Jain
Manager – Marketing & Communications
Ferrari Mumbai - Navnit Motors Pvt. Ltd.
Mobile: (+91) 9820754441