2016 Ferrari California T
For Sale: A lovely, low mileage ‘T’ with the desirable HELE system.
Introduced in March 2014 at the Geneva Motor Show, the 'T' was an updated version of the landmark California that had represented an entirely new departure for Ferrari on its arrival six years previously. It was the first Ferrari road car to have a front-mounted V8 engine, the first to have a dual-clutch gearbox and the first to feature a fully retractable top that electrically folds into its boot. As well as those 'firsts', the new California's multi-link rear suspension and direct fuel injection had never been seen before on a Ferrari road car, while its hunched rear wheel arches, single bonnet scoop and slatted wing vents were styling cues borrowed from the original.
Dating from May 2016, this stunning example benefits from the later 552bhp twin-turbo, 3.9-litre V8, 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and ceramic discs. It has covered an indicated 9,224 miles and is finished in Nero Metallic with Nero black leather seats highlighted by a contrasting yellow stitching. The car features a raft of exterior visual delights, including yellow brake callipers, a black grille, sports exhaust, bi-xenon headlamps and 20-inch forged painted alloy wheels.
Interior equipment includes fully electric seats, Bluetooth, climate control and Apple CarPlay, along with the optional Magneride dual-mode suspension. It’s also fitted with the HELE (High Efficiency Low Emissions) system including 'stop start', enabling it to achieve a CO2 emissions figure of 270g/km without affecting the pure fun of driving this remarkable Ferrari.
One of Ferrari's aims with the California was to extend its appeal to a wider customer base, so the car was deliberately made less hard-edged and more user-friendly than many of its more track-focused siblings. If you have never been sure whether a modern Ferrari could fit into your lifestyle, come along to the Showroom and see for yourself.