Ferrari California T & Ferrari 488 GTB make an entrance in India
December 7, 2016: The eagerly-awaited Ferrari California T and Ferrari 488 GTB were recently unveiled in Mumbai by Ferrari's Mumbai Dealership - Navnit Motors.
Forty years from the original launch of Ferrari’s iconic first-ever mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta, the 308, the 488 GTB opens a new chapter with its particular architecture.
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 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.
With 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.
Designed by the Ferrari Styling Centre, the 488 GTB’s sculptural forms are completely new. They accentuate the car’s sportiness yet retain the classically clean, pure lines typical of Ferrari’s legendary styling.
The extreme power required by the car is delivered by the new 3902 cm3 turbo engine which is coupled with a seven-gear F1 dual-clutch gearbox featuring Variable Boost Management which optimally distributes torque (a maximum 750 Nm in seventh gear). The 488 GTB guarantees performance that is absolutely exploitable to the fullest regardless of driving conditions and is accompanied by a deep, seductive soundtrack, the signature of all Ferrari engines.