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Ferrari South Bay

23305 Hawthorne Blvd
Directions Torrance, CA 90505

  • Sales: (888) 698-7595
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Ferrari California T/HS Package

The California T is a brilliant expression of Ferrari's deep-seated race DNA, while it's retractable hard top, the new turbocharged V8 engine and 2+ configurations make it amazingly versatile.

Turbo engines have a special place in the Prancing Horse's engineering history, in iconic models like the GTO of 1984 and the F40 of 1987. 

The California T HS (Handling Speciale) Package offers a series of specific calibrations and a set-up that lends an extra edge, especially in the manettino's Sport mode. This bespoke solution incorporates new damper settings and modified springs that make the car stiffer which results in even sportier feedback, aided and abetted by the new engine sound that increases as revs rise. The springs are 16 percent stiffer front and 19 percent stiffer rear. The dampers have been reprogrammed to provide an exhilarating sportier performance while the exhaust silencers received 3 decibels louder. The seven-speed dual- clutch has also been tweaked which resulted in 30 percent quicker upshift and 40 quicker downshift.

To learn more about the California T and Handling Speciale package, please contact Ferrari South Bay Sales Team at (888)698-7595 or sales@ferrarisouthbay.com


The California T boasts classic Ferrari proportions: the shape of its flanks is inspired, in fact, by the 250 Testa Rossa's famous pontoon-fender styling, with the front wing line stretching back towards the compact, muscular rear and bringing an aerodynamic sleekness and movement to the sides.

A generous grille lends the car an aura of power and sportiness too while the sleek bonnet emphasizes the muscular wings either side which incorporate the headlights and the two characteristic vents used to dissipate hot air from the engine. The rear features new horizontal styling elements and was subject to intensive aerodynamic honing resulting in a new triple-fence diffuser.

The California T's cabin is a seamless blending of innovative volumes, streamlined, functional forms and an instinctive Ferrari feel courtesy of certain classic Prancing Horse styling cues, such as the clear division between the dash and tunnel, round air vents, multi-functional steering wheel and the signature F1 bridge on the tunnel. All presented as a beautifully elegant hand-crafted package focusing on sophisticated materials and finishes whilst also being superbly functional.

The Turbo Performance Engineer (TPE) takes pride of place between the two air vents at the center of dash. This is a sophisticated instrument with a digital display and touch-sensitive surround for scrolling that provides pointers on making the most effective use of the new engine's performance in terms of responsiveness and efficiency. The California T also has a new highly intuitive infotainment system designed for easy navigation and instant access to the other functionalities.



The 3855 V8 throws out 560 CV (145 CV/l, the best figure in its category) and maximum torque of 755 Nm in 7th gear. Despite delivering an extra 70 CV and a massive 49% more torque, fuel consumption has fallen by 15%. Range has increased by 20% in consequence. Turbo lag has also been virtually eliminated by cutting overall masses and inertia, and the use of the F1-derived flat-plane crankshaft and innovative twin-scroll turbines. The torque curve increases constantly across the rev range too, thanks to proprietary Variable Boost Management software that adjusts torque delivery to suit the gear engaged. Clever design and manufacturing techniques have also produced a classically powerful, exhilarating Ferrari soundtrack as well.

Retractable hard top 
Made from aluminum panels over weight-bearing structural castings, also aluminum, the retractable hard top contributes to cut the California T's overall weight to the bone. Both cover and top move simultaneously during the opening cycle allowing the California T to switch personalities in an exceptionally short time. Optimization of the roof packaging - with overlapping of the concave side - means the California T's luggage compartment remains very generous even when the top is down, guaranteeing ample space in the cabin also.



Vehicle Dynamics 
The California T boasts true sports car dynamics as well, thanks to reduced steering wheel activity and improved steering wheel responsiveness to driver inputs as a result of a new steering box and new mechanical set-up. New springs and latest-generation Magnaride dampers (now more than 50% quicker) combined with body motion accelerometers reduce roll and pitch to deliver more precise handling whilst still guaranteeing an incredibly comfortable ride.

The car's electronic systems are also the state-of-the-art in the sector with the latest evolution of the F1-Trac, SCM3 magnetorheological suspensions and ESP 8.0 Premium integrated with the CCM3 braking system to manage the high performance ABS.

California T HS Package 

Modified gear-shift logic for the Sport mode (both in automatic and manual) resulting in faster, sportier gear engagement during both up- and down-shifts. 

New damper setting and modified springs provide 16% stiffer front springs and 19% stiffer ones at the rear with a consequent increase in body control thanks to lower roll, dive and pitch. The differences in Sport mode are underscored by a new strategy for the SCM3 magnetorheological dampers that increases their speed of response and improves their efficiency. 

Special Styling Revised f1-Trac Logic helps ensure even better acceleration, particularly when exiting corners and on bumpier road surfaces. 

New exhaust with silencers featuring two primary pipes and a new geometry designed to yield an exhaust note that increases progressively as engine speed increases, with a sound in keeping with the car's sportier character. The exhaust was developed in tandem with the engine and gearbox control software to underline the performance gains, with a more rapid response and improved sound and volume when driven hard. The exhaust's new timbre is instantly recognizable as soon as the driver hits the Start button. It is fuller, richer and more involving at all speeds and in all driving situations. 

Special Styling on an aesthetic level, certain elements have been highlighted to underscore the HS package's sporty vocation while still retaining the California T's signature elegance and sophistication. A new front grille in matte Grigio Ferro Met and the rear diffuser in the same color with matte black fences and matte black tailpipes are added, along with a special plaque in the cockpit also indicates that the car sports the HS optional package.

Dimensions and weight

Overall length             
Overall width                
Front track                   
Rear track                   
Dry weight                   
Kerb weight                 
Weight distribution      
Fuel tank capacity       
Boot (trunk) capacity   

Bore and stroke           
Unit displacement        
Total displacement       
Compression ratio       
Maximum power**      
Maximum torque        

CCM Brakes


CST with F1 TRAC system   

Maximum speed
0-62 mph 
0-124 mph   



Front (option) 
Rear (option) 

Fuel Consumption
Combined ECE*

CO2 Emissions
Combined ECE*  

179.9 in
75.2 in
52.0 in
105.1 in
64.2 in
63.2 in
3582 lb
3813 lb
47% Front - 53% Rear
20.6 US gal             
12 cu ft 8.5 (roof closed)

90° V8 with fuel direct injection                       
3.41 x 3.23 in
29.4 cu in
235.25 cu in
9.4.1 kW
412 kW (560 CV) at 7750 rpm
755 Nm (557 lbft) at 4750 rpm

15.4 x 1.34 in 
14.2 x 1.26 in

Control for stability and traction

196 mph
3.6 sec 
11.2 sec  

F1, dual clutch 7 gears + Reverse

Double wishbone 

245/40 ZR19"
285/40 ZR19"
245/35 ZR20"
285/35 ZR20"

10.51 l/100 km  

250 g/km 

* European market version
** Engine power is expressed in kW, in accordance with the International System of Units (SI) and in CV for reasons of homogeneity.  The horse power (hp) can be calculated as follows: 1 kW = 1.34 hp

Ferrari South Bay

23305 Hawthorne Blvd
Directions Torrance, CA 90505

  • Sales: (888) 698-7595
  • Service: (888) 703-2098
  • Parts & Accessories: (888) 703-0876


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