The California T is a sign of more turbocharging to come from Ferrari.
Maranello’s sports car makers plan to continue the charge with an update version of the 458 that will use forced induction. The comapny introduced its revised California with a turbocharged V8 during the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Motor Authority reports that the Italian company is planning a similar move for the 458.
The car will use the same chassis but will benefit from additional low-end torque courtesy of the what could wind up being a turbocharged V6. Ferrari managed to maintain its signature engine sound with the turbocharged V8 in the California T, saying that was a major concern in its choice to return to turbocharging.
Ferrari hasn’t officailly confirmed the news, but a mule spied undergoing cold weather testing is reportedly at the root of the rumor. Ferrari has a history of building massaged models based on previous cars. The California T is the latest example, but the comapny did something similar in building the F430, which shared its chassis with the older 360 Modena.
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[Source: Motor Authority]