It is interesting to talk about Ferrari California T since this is one of the models that even the manufacturer does not want to remain. As the matter of fact, Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne said on a press conference on Geneva Auto Show that they are planning to stop with the production of California models since those are not performed as well as they expected. There are few confirmations of this state, so we are sure that there will be changing in next year model. But, will they completely remove California from the market or replace it with another more attractive model? As some sites claim, we could expect to replace with 2019 Ferrari Portofino, which has some similarities with California and represents the more attractive model. On the other hand, some predictions claim that it will be the same California but with a special package of improvements called Handling Special.
In case that the rumors are true, new 2019 Ferrari California T could be similar to Dino, which does not change the design of California that much. The front end is the same wide grille with thin grids and thin LED front lights on the sides. Below them is a thin line as a protection on the otherwise low bottom of the bumper. Sloping hood allows aerodynamic shape and modernized design. Although there is no official confirmation, California could be offered as the convertible and classic version. The rear end is cleaned from lines and decoration, leaving the only simple sporty truck and double wide exhausts on the sides of the rear bumper.
There is very interesting and very similar cabin in new 2019 Ferrari Portofino like on the previous model of California T, and we do not expect many changes in that field. Leather on the seats, with red thread, could look elegant and luxury, while modern dashboard has modernized rounded air intakes and many buttons and commands. Sporty impression fulfills aluminum pedals and commands on the dashboard.
There are many rumors and predictions which engine the manufacturer will place under the hood of 2019 Ferrari Portofino, according to those changes and problems manufacturer shared with journalists. However, there are high chances that it could be a 3.9-liter V8 engine with 560 horsepower in the base model. Keep in mind that Sergio himself announced a possibility of putting a hybrid engine, but only for better engine performances and not for fuel economy or environments protection.
2019 Ferrari Portofino Release Date and Price
Even though the last model costs $200,000, there are chances that manufacturer will offer 2019 Ferrari Portofino for a lower price. In case that this model still exists as we described it.