2016 Ferrari California T Release Date, Price, Review, Specs – Of recent it was made public that a 2016 Ferrari California T vehicle is on its way on being releasing. Ferrari has confirmed this news and the car is due for sale of next year when you will have it available for purchase. This is a brand which continues on the success of the Ferrari California model that came as its predecessor.

The new 2016 Ferrari California T is a successor of Ferrari California which was issued back in 2009. But this model actually goes a bit further into Ferrari’s past as the idea for creating it was spawned due to the older California models that were produced in the 50s and 60s. The name does not only make this vehicle popular in the US state of California of course as only a third of the produced output ends up there. The other two thirds are equally divided and sent to Europe and Asia.

2016 Ferrari California T
2016 Ferrari California T

Ferrari had an idea to turbocharge the majority of its line that sports a V-8 engine. The Californian model is the first one that receives such an update as it is the least expensive vehicle offered in its arsenal. Based on the popularity and the output of the Ferrari California T other cars will be upgraded to turbocharged engines as well. As you can see from the pictures, the California T model sports a trademark Ferrari look and by reading the rest of the review you will manage to find out all of its specs and features.

2016 Ferrari California T engine

So with the idea to turbocharge its lineup, the California T model is the frist one that is going to go through this update. The 2016 Ferrari Californian T will use a  new 3.9 liter Ferrari bi-turbo V8 engine which includes variable boost management  that results in enabling different torque levels in different gears. It gives you a permanent feeling of constantly accelerating and it also manages to eliminate the turbo lag almost completely.

The new turbocharged version of the V-8 engine provides and output of 560hp and up to 755Nm of torque. This also makes for some excellent acceleration specs which measure at 3.6 seconds for reaching 0-100 km/h and 11.2 seconds to attain a speed of 200 km/h. The graded top speed of the car is set at 316 km/h. Compared to its preceding vehicle, the acceleration is slightly faster while the top speed remained almost the same. The weight is also the same but the overall power of the car has increased.

Exterior

Besides the change in the engine there are also some changes to the exterior design of the 2016 Ferrari California T that differentiates it from its ancestor. The most obvious additions are of course seen in the front part of the car where the car has included some F12 elements. This includes a significant upgrade in size of the air vents that are matted up front that are used for the brakes and the intercooler. At the back you will notice a new design of the exhaust system that features two exhaust pipes protruding at the back.

2016 Ferrari California T front
2016 Ferrari California T front

The side part of the car remains mostly intact. The style which was inspired by the Testa Rossa look is still there and remains intact. The back side is made to horizontally align the exhaust lines to the back portion of the car which is also a feature that has been carried over from the previous design. But the added triple fence diffuser uses the same design that is seen in the 599 GTO and proves to be a great new addition to this new look of the California T model. What has given the rear part of the car a more dominant stance are the huge taillights that are a very nice new addition to the vehicle’s redesign.

2016 Ferrari California T back
2016 Ferrari California T back

Interior

The inside of the Ferrari California T is very beautiful. In fact the 2016 design is perhaps the most beautiful an interior of a Ferrari car can get. It is in fact very roomy which is not a characteristic of an Italian vehicle but this one provides more space at the front and even at the back. All the exposed parts of the vehicle are covered with very fine leather while the seats are made to provide the most amount of comfort that they can possibly provide. The part which allows more space is the slim design of a center console which features the key switches for the gearbox, auto, reverse and launch control as well as the emergency indicators.

2016 Ferrari California T interior
2016 Ferrari California T interior

Just above the center console you will find the air conditioning switches. The controls allow you the use of two zones and are designed in a pretty straight forward sense. On the center stack is a touchscreen that allows you the use of many infotainment parts of the vehicle and the wonderfully designed button array provides you with quick use of it. The car also holds for the first time the Apple CarPlay app which works pretty well for the California T model. The test model car featured also a navigation system and a Digital radio and we are not sure whether this addition will make it to the production model still, but it would be nice to have it actually.

Price and release date

The car has been offered as a 2016 model that is going to be released next year. The exact release date of the 2016 Ferrari California T is not known still but somewhere between the first and middle part of the year is what everyone is presuming the release date would be. The price is a standard price for a Ferrari vehicle, so a base MSRP rating of 202,723 USD is not a surprising figure.