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Ferrari California T (2014) review: 40 facts and highlights

Ferrari California T (2014)
Ferrari California T (2014)
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Why is Ferrari California T (2014) better than the average?

  • faster top speed
    316km/hvs248.39km/h
  • faster acceleration (0-100)
    3.6svs6.38s
  • higher maximum torque
    755Nmvs410.56Nm
  • more cylinders
    8vs6.02
  • Height
    1.32mvs1.36m
  • more horsepower
    560hpvs321.66hp
  • larger engine size
    3.8lvs3.38l
  • longer drivetrain warranty (years)
    7yrsvs4.52yrs

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has dual-clutch transmission
Ferrari California T (2014)

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.

2.Has fully independent suspension
Ferrari California T (2014)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

3.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Ferrari California T (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

4.Has air suspension
Ferrari California T (2014)

Air suspension offers a smoother ride than the traditional steel spring suspension. It is also often adjustable, allowing you to raise or lower it based on the type of driving you are doing.

5. longer drivetrain warranty (years)

7yrs

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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6. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

84500km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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Unlimited km

Dimensions

1.weight

1.63t

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1.63kg

2.width

1.91m

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1.21m

3.height

1.32m

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1.13m

4. longer wheelbase

2.67m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.32m

5. greater cargo volume

320l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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3448l

6.Has vertically-opening doors
Ferrari California T (2014)

Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.

Speed

1. faster top speed

316km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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414km/h

2. faster acceleration (0-100)

3.6s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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2.5s

3. faster acceleration (0-200)

11.2s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-200 kilometres per hour.

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7.3s

Engine

1. higher maximum torque

755Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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1250Nm

2. better fuel economy (highway)

15l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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0l/100 km

3. more cylinders

8

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.

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16

4.Has a turbocharged engine
Ferrari California T (2014)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

5. better fuel economy (combined)

10.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.1l/100 km

6. greater power-to-weight ratio

2.9hp/kg

The power-to-weight ratio is a measurement of the performance of a car, based on the amount of power its engine can produce per kg of weight.

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224.8hp/kg

Features

1.Has Bluetooth
Ferrari California T (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

2.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Ferrari California T (2014)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

3.Has a rear-view camera
Ferrari California T (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

4.Has stolen vehicle tracking system
Ferrari California T (2014)

The vehicle has a tracking system that utilises GPS, allowing you to locate it in case it is stolen.

5.Has smart key as standard
Ferrari California T (2014)

A smart key is a wireless key that offers several benefits over a traditional key. For example when you approach the car the doors will automatically unlock, and you can turn the engine on with the press of a button.

6.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

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