The Storied Ferrari California History
Last week Ferrari revealed the new California T as the first turbocharged model in the Ferrari lineup since the 1980s.
The T has a much smaller engine than its predecessor, but uses a turbocharger to make up the difference and produce 552.5 bhp.
As the original California Spyder is among the most desirable cars in the world, we have assembled a page outlining the history of this fabled model.
1967 Ferrari 365 Spyder California 10077 – Ferrari and Pininfarina changed tracks with the 365 Spyder California and created a large grand tourer that did away with the earlier sporting ambitions. Only 14 of these 365 Spyder Californias were made and they were among the last large custom built Ferraris. Image by Richard Michael Owen.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTS/4 ‘NART Spyder’ 10691 – Not content with Ferrari’s luxurious offerings, Luigi Chinetti again had a sporting spyder built for the American market called the ‘NART Spyder’. This time only 10 examples were made and they are among the most desirable of 1960s Ferraris. Image by Richard Michael Owen.
2014 Ferrari California T – For 2014 Ferrari again re-envisioned the Ferrari California with a turbocharged V8 that could produce 412 kw / 552.5 bhp @ 7500 rpm from just 3855 cc. It was the first turbocharged model since the 1980s. Image by Ferrari S.p.A..