At Auto Shanghai (April 22-29, 2015), Ferrari unveiled an one-off, bespoke California T. This California T was created especially for the Chinese auto show to illustrate how Ferrari’s “Tailor Made” program allows a client to commission a car according to his or her wishes.
For inspiration, the designers looked to two great icons of style, the actress Ingrid Bergman, known for her natural beauty and effortless chic, and the Kennedy familyas personified by the graceful Jacqueline Kennedy. The exteriors are finished with “Grigio Ingrid” a color named after Ingrid Bergman who chose this very shade of grey for the Ferrari 375 MM Roberto Rossellini gave her in 1954.
Materials and details in the interior take their cues from the worlds of interior and furniture design as well as luxury goods. In particular the seats, in reddish brown, velvety”count prestige” leather, are a variation on the Kennedee chair by Jean Marie Massaud, a design that in turn was influenced by the style of America’s “former first family” – the Kennedys. Also, the edges on the leather of the central console and the inside of the doors are waxed.
Despite the vintage inspiration, the interiors of this Ferrari California T still have a contemporary feel, courtesy the matte grey metallic details on the dash board and central console along with the black Alcantara inserts in the seating. The floor mats are made of 100% pure virgin wool from New Zealand with a natural jute background – this is the kind of carpet normally used in luxury home interior decoration.