It almost goes without saying that Ferrari is currently working on a next-generation Ferrari California for the 2015 model year. Prototypes have been spotted all around the world on numerous occasions. Additionally, it can be confirmed that the next-gen California will feature a turbocharged engine of some sort.
Recently, we speculated that that engine could be the twin-turbocharged V8 engine from the new Maserati Quattroporte displacing less than 4.0-liters. Now, sources from Motor Trend are confirming this fact suggesting that the next-generation Ferrari California will indeed feature the Maserati’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine. In the Quattroporte, this powertrain produces 523 hp and 479 lb-ft of torque while the current naturally aspirated California delivers 483 hp and 372 lb-ft of torque.
While it is currently unclear just how much this engine will produce when fitted into the 2015 Ferrari California, we can expect some performance gains from its current sprint to 60 mph of 3.5 seconds and top speed of 194 mph.
As expected, the next California will retain the hardtop of the outgoing model but will feature an all-new exterior as well as a few tweaks inside. Specifically, the 2015 California should receive a new navigation and infotainment system.
So when can we expect to see the 2015 Ferrari California? Well, a debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2014 is likely before sales start later next year.
[Via Motor Trend]