Ferrari California T (2)

Μετά τις διαρροές η Ferrari παρουσίασε την California T, την τουρμπάτη California η οποία θα κάνει ντεμπούτο στην έκθεση της Γενεύης στις αρχές του Μάρτη. Μηχανικά φορά έναν νέο 3,9-λίτρων (3.855 κ.εκ) V8 turbo κινητήρα με περιεχόμενη γωνία 90 μοιρών, απόδοσης 560 ίππων στις 7.500 σ.α.λ με 755 Nm ροπής στις 4.750 σ.α.λ. Έχει μήκος 4.570 mm, πλάτος 1.910 mm, ύψος 1.322 mm. Ζυγίζει 1.625 κιλά έχοντας αναλογία βάρους 47% μπροστά και 53% πίσω.

Ferrari California T

Η Ferrari υπόσχεται μηδενικό turbo lag και συναρπαστικό ήχο, με τη νέα California να παράγει 70 επιπλέον άλογα και 49% περισσότερη ροπή σε σχέση με τη προηγούμενη γενιά. Ωστόσο η κατανάλωση της μειώθηκε κατά 15% (10,5 λίτρα/100 χλμ), όπως και οι οι εκπομπές CO2 κατά 20% (250 γρ/χλμ). Ο κινητήρας συνδυάζεται με αυτόματο κιβώτιο με paddles, επιτρέποντας στην California T να κάνει τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα σε 3,6 δευτερόλεπτα, έχοντας τελική ταχύτητα 316 χλμ/ώρα.

Ferrari California T (5)

Η μεταλλική ηλεκτρονικά ελεγχόμενη αναδιπλούμενη οροφή, η οποία είναι κατασκευασμένη από αλουμίνιο, ανοιγοκλείνει σε 14 δευτερόλεπτα, με την Ferrari να βελτιώνει επίσης την απόκριση του συστήματος διεύθυνσης, τις κλίσεις στις στροφές λόγω της χρήσης της τελευταίας γενιάς των Magnaride αναρτήσεων, οι οποίες αποκρίνονται κατά 50% γρηγορότερα) ενώ φόρεσε στη California T και carbon-κεραμικά φρένα, τα οποία την ακινητοποιούν από τα 100 χλμ μέσα σε μόλις 34 μέτρα.

Ferrari California T

Η σχεδίαση της αντλεί έμπνευση από την 250 Testa Rossa και είναι δημιουργία του Ferrari Styling Centre και του οίκου Pininfarina , με την Ferrari να τοποθετεί στο εσωτερικό της νέο σύστημα ενημέρωσης και ψυχαγωγίας με οθόνη αφής 6,5″ μαζί με το Turbo Performance Engineer, το οποίο βρίσκεται ανάμεσα στη μέση των δύο κεντρικών αεραγωγών.

Ferrari California T

Από στιλιστικής άποψης το νέο entry-level μοντέλο της Ferrari έχει αποκτήσει νέο προφυλακτήρα με μεγαλύτερες εισαγωγές αέρα και μεγάλη γρίλια, αεριζόμενο καπό, νέους καθρέπτες και διαφορετικά πλαϊνά skirts. Τα φωτιστικά σώματα είναι μία μίξη αυτών της F12 και αυτών της FF. Επίσης αεραγωγοί υπάρχουν και στο πλάι του αυτοκινήτου, μπροστά από τις πόρτες.

Ferrari California T

Όσον αφορά στο πίσω μέρος, τα φωτιστικά σώματα έχουν παραμείνει περίπου ως είχαν, όμως τη στιλιστική επιλογή των κάθετων εξατμίσεων, δίνουν τη θέση τους σε μία πιο συμβατική οριζόντια διάταξη, ενώ ξεχωρίζει και ο διαχύτης.

Ferrari California T

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Ferrari California T to be unveiled at Geneva: elegance, sportiness and technology

New V8: intense sound and vivid acceleration across the rev range for the first time from a turbo-charged engine

Torque up by 49% and fuel consumption down 15%

Maranello, 12th February 2014 – The Ferrari California T epitomizes elegance, sportiness, versatility and exclusivity: characteristics that have distinguished every California model since the 1950s.

The California T boasts striking standards of innovation while retaining signature features such as the successful 2+ concept, a refined cabin and, of course, the retractable hard top (RHT) which transforms it from a chic coupe into a sleekly sophisticated spider in a mere 14 seconds.

The model brings with a host of new solutions, not the least of which is its 8-cylinder turbo 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 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, 3885 cc turbo 8-cylinder is mounted very low in the chassis in a mid-front position and delivers 560 cv at 7500 rpm, which translates into a specific power output of 145 cv/l – the highest in its category – as along with maximum torque of 755 Nm. Figures that 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 C02 emissions. Compared to the outgoing model, fuel consumption is down by 15 per cent despite 70 cv more power and a 49 per cent increase in torque. Emissions are down to 250 g/km over the combined cycle which equates to a 20 per cent reduction in the C02/cv ration (0.44g/cv). The California T’s engine also benefits from several other solutions used on the single-seater, not least compact, very low inertia twin-scroll turbines to ensure ultra-sharp throttle response. The Scuderia’s methodologies and plant are also used for certain phases of its production, particularly at the casting stage.

One major challenge involved in the design of the California T was to guarantee it a typically 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-plant 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 turbo engine.

The California T delivers true sports car dynamics too, 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 of corners, thereby underscoring the sportier side of its personality.

The California T’s architecture, controls and new 8-cyklider 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 Tourer tradition.

The carbon-ceramic braking system is also extremely efficient with new composite discs and pads. The brakes are integrated with the ESP 8.0 which controls the high performance ABS for a short 100 to 0 km/h braking distance of just 34 meters.

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 luggage compartment and rear seats.

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″ screen featuring both tough-screen and conventional controls.

The California T will be unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in March, but from today can be admired online at www.ferarri.com in its two launch colours: Rosso California, an intense, deep new red inspired by classic Ferraris, and Blu California, which underscores the versatility and elegance of this new model.

*The consumption cut is calculated on a driving cycle that realistically reproduces a clients’ use of the car

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Type Total displacement Maximum power * Maximum torque * direct-injection 90° V8 3,855 cc 412 kW (560 cv) at 7500 rpm 755 Nm (77 kgm) at 4750 rpm
DIMENSIONS ANDWEIGHT
Length Width Height Dry weight** Weight distribution 4570 mm 1910 mm 1322 mm 1625 kg 47% front – 53% rear
PERFORMANCE
Top speed 0-100 km/h 316 km/h 3.6 s
FUEL CONSUMPTION*** 10.5 l/100 km
CO2 EMISSIONS *** 250 g/km