While it may not be an official bit of confirmed information, the rumor that Ferrari will be turbocharging the replacement for the California folding-hardtop coupe has grown roots, as we’ve heard it so many times – it would make sense in the general context of things too.
Now, MotorTrend adds more to it by announcing a possible release period for the new car. It quotes information from Ferrari CEO Amedeo Felisa who told them that the car would not only get two turbochargers strapped onto a V8, but that this new car would see the light of day in the spring of next year.
The engine itself would apparently be a modified version of the one that powers the Maserati Quattroporte, which has 523 hp. The car it will power will have the same basic ingredients thrown in - including the roof, but the exterior would be new, as would the inside (we think it could be the vehicle depicted in these patent drawings). A new Chrysler UConnect-based infotainment system is speculated to go in, as well.
It is suggested that, by saying "spring", Felisa was referring to the Geneva motor show, in March, so until announced otherwise, we’re looking forward to that. Sales of the car would start during the latter part of 2014, if said scenario of a spring reveal plays through.
By Andrei Nedelea