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Ferrari's New California T is Better in Every Way

Ferrari racked up a number of firsts with the introduction of the California. Not only did it emerge as its first vehicle with a folding metal roof (preceding convertibles having used different mechanisms), it was also the first front-engined V8 model in the company's history. It was even the luxury car brand's first use of direct injection, a dual-clutch transmission, and multi-link rear suspension — technologies that have since found their ways into other models to roll out the gates at Maranello.

That, however, was back in 2008, making the California the company's oldest model. But when the doors open at the Palexpo for the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari will have an all new California to present.

Called the California T, the Prancing Horse marque has made a number of changes to its most accessible model. For starters, the design has been thoroughly worked over to make the California T look more like a smaller version of the F12 Berlinetta. The revised aluminum sheet metal comes as a welcome change for a model that never scored high marks in the styling department. But that's not all.

Noah Joseph

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