Longevity and exclusiveness are two general nouns defining the essence of Ferrari. In fact, special customer programs such as F1 Clienti and the XX, sheer participation in racing, organizing driving events as well as wide options for personalization of vehicles contribute a lot to make the customers indulge their full exceptionality.
Although the average MSRP is normally above 230,000 – 240,000 $, the most affordable model from the current range of nine vehicles offered by the brand is the 2015 California T, its approximate MSRP totals 200,000 $. Compared to its elder predecessor the 2012 California 30, the T model has less engine displacement but manages more power (412 kw at 7500 rpm against that of Ferrari 30 which produces 360 kw at 7750 rpm) and greater maximum torque - 755 Nm (while Ferrari 30 delivers 505 Nm). Another notable highlight of the T model is that it has a factory-made turbocharger - for the first time since the days of the 1987 F40 and the 1985 GTO sports cars. The 552 horsepower V 8 rear-wheel drive F136 engine is shifted deeper behind the front axle and equipped with flat-plane crank which minimizes the overall weight, reduces the size of the engine and particularly this type of F1 derived crankshaft permits more efficient exhaust distribution. There's not too much difference in terms of speed - the new California delivers 196 mph, just 2 mph faster than California 30.
The California T is 6 kg lighter than its previous variation and consumes less fuel while its dimensions were slightly increased. However the weight distribution remains the same - 47 % of mass is loaded upon the front and 53 % upon the rear axle. The front double wishbone and rear multilink suspension have been altered and demonstrate the best performance you can get from a grand-touring sports car. Ferrari has always pursued the objective to leave no clients unsatisfied. The proof is that current model range, although much greater in price, will amaze anyone with its performance characteristics and stylization concepts beyond any telling. The F12 Berlinetta as its name implies has a powerful 6.2 liters engine with the total output of 730 hp at 8250 rpm. Weighing 1630 kg, its combined fuel consumption is only 15 L per 100 km. Perfect, smooth body lines suggest using the same mold as in the California and the FF models.
The FF in its turn is yet another example of versatility demonstrated by this Italian car maker. The abbreviation stands for “four-seater / four wheel-drive and its bodywork is quite unexpected – a shooting brake, or two-door estate, but the 650 hp V12 motor with the top speed of 330 km/h makes it all clear – it’s a GT which allows you to embark on any trips, especially when you have 450 liters boot capacity, which also makes this particular model the most useful in terms of daily chores such as lazy shopping.
Both designers and engineers within Ferrari and Pininfarina worked hard to add V8 option to the current gamut. This division incorporates three two seaters with rear engines (except the California T). The 458 Speciale, the 488 GTB and the 488 Spider all have recognizable sporty profile. Due to their exceptional weight which vary from 1395 to 1475 and to 1525 kg accordingly, and high-torque engines with at least 3.0 sec. acceleration to 100 km/h, these vehicles offer extreme performance. But the real treasure of Ferrari is its limited lineup consisting of racetrack vehicles: the F12 TDF (based on the Berlinetta platform), the 458 Speciale A and the LaFerrari which is truly extraordinary featuring the 6.2 L V12 gasoline engine and supplementary 120 kw electric motor which makes this model to be the first hybrid of Ferrari with the total output of nearly 950 hp.