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Discussion in 'California/Portofino' started by agrun, Jul 5, 2017.
There is a new GT coming with a premiere in August. Any pix or other information available?
Is it the same invitation for September 8th in Portofino? Thanks!🇮🇹🇮🇹
I received an invite to the new V8 GT preview in Portofino on September 8. The invite also includes events September 9th and 10th in Maranello. I doubt we'll see anything more than spy photos until then. My understanding is it's significantly different from the California T.
Sounds like it relates to this car http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/california/547444-deposit-down-california-replacement-real-rumors.html
It looks like a smaller version of the 812. Convertible. And no rear seats!!!
So is it a California replacement? A Limited Run for the 70th?
It is the Cali replacement, but more!
Very cryptic! What's the 'more'?! Thinking about putting a deposit down pretty soon.
We will all have to wait and see! I too have put down a deposit.
Will the car be based on the new modular platform?
Very interesting news.
Glad to hear it will still keep the folding hardtop.
No rear seats?
Does that mean a shorter wheelbase? Or a larger boot? Or does it mean that the engine will move from the front to the rear?
"And more" per Traveller = ?
More in the way of performance? The current V8 turbo could be enhanced and tweaked.
Or will a small hybrid system be introduced?
More in the way of handling upgrades ? Rear wheel steering? Or electric front steering?
More in the way of the infotainment system? I would certainly expect advances,
Yes, it will be based on the Mazda Miata chassis. That is all that my dealer could reveal at this time.
Oh.....yes, I am joking.
V6 behind driver ??
Whilst at an 812 reception last evening when the pop flowed freely I was told the new cali will have quad rear lights as per Lusso/812, will have a front end similar to the 488 making it wider and lower plus the engine will receive an exhaust work over to answer criticisms plus a power boost but no figure given. No mention of Hybrid.
No rear seats? That would be a huge let down... Watch current California prices to firm up a lot...
If the front end is more like the 488, wider and lower, could that mean that the engine is going to be repositioned? A mid rear layout? That would explain the loss of the rear seats.
Whilst I'm intrigued by a new V8 GT, I'm really not sure about the 812 as a styling model. Having seen it twice in the metal (Geneva and FOS) it looks better than the pics, but whilst arguably "awesome", its certainly not "elegant" or "pretty".
Like the Autobild pix from a while back? Although hard to see exactly where that roof is disappearing to.
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It will end up as no more than an alternative 488 if that is the way they go. SciFrog has a point but I can't see them moving the engine , more like re-profiling the front to give the illusion of being wider and lower plus without rear seats/ luggage where does the dog sit??
Getting rid of the rear seats and giving her a lower and wider front nose create a more sporty car than the outgoing California.
No doubt that the new car will outperform the California. I predict the performance and handling improvements will be significant.
Doesn't really seem like a GT anymore at that point, though, does it? More of a 2-seat roadster.
Details of the event are out:
Subject:*GT World Premiere Invite*
You have been selected by Ferrari for the exclusive World Premiere of the new Ferrari GT in Portofino, Italy on 9/8.* Only 10 clients have been invited.** This also allows you to gain access to the 70th*Anniversary Celebration in Maranello, Italy 9/9 to 9/10.
If the new Cali will have the rear lights like the Lusso/812 I sincerely hope Mr. Manzoni will have some common sense and doesn't stick them on a rear like the one of the 812. As you've said after seeing it in the metal, the 812 is neither elegant or pretty but IMO the backside is the worst part and definitely incoherent.
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