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Ferrari California T (F149M) Convertible (2014-2017)

Neoscore 87%NEX score 87%

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Product Overview

Ferrari California T (Type F149M) is a mid-size luxury convertible in production from 2014 to 2017. It was powered by an F154 bi-turbocharged V8 engine that displaced 3.9 liters paired to a DCT.
A facelift of the original California, the California T is the first turbocharged Ferrari. It has minor cosmetic differences compared to the former, though the more important difference is in power delivery: The T is much torquier, and it is markedly more powerful. Unfortunately, this level of power may just be too much for public roads, while the loss of the tangible characters of the NA engine is disappointing.
Drivers who appreciate handling will be pleased to know that the Ferrari California T comes with double-wishbone at the front and multi-link at the rear. Combined with RWD, this setup provides one of the best handling characteristics and tuning capabilities.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb torque and power
  • Good handling
  • Hard convertible top
Cons
  • Less elegant than the original California
  • Turbocharging
  • No more manual

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic handling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful turbo engine
  • More powerful than the standard Cali T
Cons
  • Not as fun to drive
  • Not as fast as the old California
  • More expensive than the California T
  • More expensive than a 488
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Specifications

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
241 L / 8.5 cu-ft ~ 340 L / 12.0 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
21.0 L / 22.2 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
13.0 L / 13.7 qt
Fuel Capacity
78.0 L / 20.6 gal
Passengers
4

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Ventilated discs
Power Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Double-wishbone
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Tire Size
245/40 ZR19, 285/40 ZR19, 245/35 ZR20, 285/35 ZR20

Construction

Body Style
2-door Convertible

Dimensions

Size | Height
1322 mm / 52.0 in
Size | Length
4570 mm / 179.9 in
Size | Width
1910 mm / 75.2 in
Track Width | Front
1631.0 mm / 64.2 in
Track Width | Rear
1605.0 mm / 63.2 in
Weight
1625.0 kg / 3582.5 lbs
Wheel Size
19 in, 20 in
Wheelbase
2670 mm / 105.1 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
3.6 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
3.4 sec
CO2 Emission
250 g/km
Fuel Economy
10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (combined)
Top Speed
315.0 km/h / 195.7 mph

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Rear-wheel drive
Engine
F154BB
Engine | Bore
86.5 mm / 3.4 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.4:1
Engine | Displacement
3.9 L / 235.2 cu-in / 3855.0 cc
Engine | Power
560.0 hp / 417.6 kW @ 7500 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
145.3 hp/L / 2.4 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
82.0 mm / 3.2 in
Engine | Torque
755 Nm / 556.9 lb-ft @ 4750 rpm
Engine | Type
Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V8 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
7-speed
Transmission | Type
Automatic dual clutch

Production

Availability
2014 ~ 2017

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

carmagazine[1]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
There are no mods to the 552bhp turbocharged V8 - and it isn't any lighter. Essentially it's a set of stiffer springs, revised dampers and a new exhaust back box. The ride is good, but not quite as plump as the standard car's. Although the extra exhaust noise is welcome, it's occasionally a little boomy.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • More powerful than the standard Cali T
  • Fantastic handling
Cons
  • More expensive than a 488
  • Not the most fun to drive

carmagazine[2]

Sentiment Score 92%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The new 2014 California T looks vastly better, for a start. The biggest improvement is at the rear, which ditches the stacked tailpipes and lowers the bootlid's leading edge. This car's ride comfort is astonishingly good and the structure impressively stiff in open mode. With the roof closed (a 14sec button push), noise levels are very low.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful turbo engine
  • Fantastic handling
Cons
  • Not as fast as the old California
  • Not as fun to drive

carmagazine[3]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from carmagazine have found the following***:
The Handling Speciale package makes the California T less comfortable, louder and more edgy, in exchange for sportier dynamics. The HS pack is a collection of chassis tweaks designed to encourage drivers out of their Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet or Mercedes-AMG SL 63. Tick the £5568 ‘special handling equipment' option box and you get stiffer springs, retuned dampers and a louder exhaust.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Fantastic handling
Cons
  • More expensive than the California T

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Ferrari California T Handling Speciale (2016) review. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/ferrari/ferrari-california-handling-speciale-2016-review/. 2016-03-17. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
2. ^ Ferrari California T (2014) review. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/ferrari/ferrari-california-t-2014-review/. 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2022-05-25.
3. ^ Ferrari California T Handling Speciale (2016) UK review. [carmagazine]. https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/ferrari/ferrari-california-t-handling-speciale-2016-uk-review/. 2016-09-06. Retrieved 2022-05-25.

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