The Ferrari California T Is What We Can Expect From Turbo Ferraris

More torque, less revs, more power, less emissions, more range, less sound. There's no question that the 2015 Ferrari California T is a better Ferrari than the first generation was.

It looks nicer, it's faster and with more low end torque thanks to that twin-turbo V8, it's also a better cruiser, making it the ideal car for those looking for a very rapid GT.

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But can Ferrari make this engine good enough for a 458?


The F40 worked because it was a child of the 1980s, using a relatively small engine boosted to the stratosphere. Modern turbo engines are very different. Much smarter perhaps, but they also lack that sort of drama. And a 458 without the drama is no more than an early McLaren MP4-12C.

Buyers are way past that stuff, so it will be interesting to see what Maranello will really be able to do when they go to Turbo Town.

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Jonathan Harper

PLUS! It has Ferraris newest driver aid...the "Reverse Drift System" or the RDS. It actually takes full control of the throttle and steering and will make you the most heroic reverse drifter.