Next-Gen Ferrari California to Feature Twin-Turbo V8 Engine

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

Last year, a Ferrari California mule was spotted testing with a turbocharged engine and it appears that the powerplant will make its way to the next-generation model.

The next-generation Ferrari California will be the first production Ferrari road car to be powered by a turbocharged engine since the F40. Rumor has it that the powerplant will be a twin-turbo V8 related in design to the twin-turbo V8 used by Maserati in its new models. The engine however will feature all Ferrari components.

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Maserati’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine is good for 523 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque, which already trumps the 483 hp and 372 lb-ft of torque from the naturally-aspirated V8 in the current California (above). It won’t be just about the new engine as the next-generation California will get new body panels and an updated interior. Best of all, the new California is expected to make its debut next spring, likely in Geneva.

[Source: Motor Trend]

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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  • Smartacus Smartacus on Dec 18, 2013

    With F1 moving to V6's; i'm surprised it's not a V6. I guess a 3.8 TT V6 would be too similar to the GTR's 3.8 TT V6 and would invite unwanted comparisons. *OTOH; Ferrari would have made it a 120 V6.