It is being said that a Ferrari California test mule has been testing powertrains and running gear for the next generation of the car. The next gen California should be out by late 2014/early 2015.
The next gen California is likely to be powered by a new turbocharged V8 motor. The new V8 family is already in production and one of the new Ferrari V8s can be seen powering the Maserati Qattroporte.
There also is a slight chance of Ferrari using the same twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 motor to power the new 2014 Ferrari California. The new 3.8litre V8 has been been designed and manufactured in Ferrari’s new plant in Maranello.
The California spec 3.8litre V8 will produce slightly more power than the current car’s naturally aspirated 4.3 litre 453bhp motor.