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Christopher Bruce2012-06-14 16:36:54

Ferrari California Spied with Forced Induction

 
 
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The California is clearly a test car, but it is unclear if this engine if really going into the car

A spy video from the FerrariFerrariFerrariItaly, 1947 > present233 models
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37 videos
Fiorano test track shows a CaliforniaCaliforniaFerrari CaliforniaItaly, 2012 > present3 photos
lapping with what certainly sounds like some type of forced induction. The video speculates that it is a turbo, but it could easily also be a supercharger. There blow-off valve sound that would definitively say that the car is using a turbo. Although, there is also nothing in this video that says that it is not. 

Ferrari just updated the California this year with more power, but no one is ever going to say not to even more power, especially if it means a turbo Ferrari V8. A supercharger would be just as nice. 

The thing is just because we are seeing a California with this sound coming out of it does not mean that this engine is meant for the California. This car could easily be a test mule for another Ferrari or even another car in the FiatFiatFiatItaly, 1899 > present159 models
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stable. 

Source: World Car Fans

Encyclopedia
FerrariFerrari
California Gen.1California Gen.1
CaliforniaCalifornia
Engine
V 8 ( 90.0º vee)
Displacement
262 cu in
Top Speed
193 mph
Transmission
7, Automatic with overdrive
Maximum power
460 hp @ 7750 rpm
Type
Convertible (cabrio)
Fuel
Petrol
Fuel consumption (combined)
17.95 US MPG
price
$ 210.000
annual ownership cost
$ 3.110

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