Ferrari has launched an online configurator for its California T, allowing car fans to build their dream version of the iconic convertible supercar down to the very last knob and switch.
First debuted at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the Ferrari California T is scheduled to go on sale in September. As an entry-level model by the Maranello-based brand’s standards, the new sports car will be available starting at around the humble price of $256,000.
Starting with the exterior, the configurator lets users customize the paint color, the type of rims and the color of the brake calipers. Additional utilities such as a chrome-edged grille and a performance exhaust system can also be selected. Next, users can configure the colors and materials used in the car’s interior before selecting their preferred styles for the doors, seats, cockpit, central tunnel, luggage compartment and accessories.
The California T convertible packs a punch with a V8 turbo engine that possesses up to 560hp, which allows it to reach a top speed of 196 MPH and to accelerate from 0 to 62 MPH in just 3.6 seconds. The new model also sports the latest version of Ferrari’s traction control system developed for F1 race cars, enabling maximum acceleration when coming off a turn. Carbon ceramic brakes, paired with ABS and ESP technology, allows the sports car to go from 62 MPH to a complete stop in a distance of just 100 feet.
The Italian manufacturer boasts the California T is more efficient than the outgoing model, with a fuel consumption of just 10.5l/62 MPH over a combined driving cycle, or the equivalent of 250g/km in CO2 emissions. Finally, its hardtop can be activated in just 14 seconds.
Coincidentally enough, the California T’s direct competitor, the new McLaren 650S, can also be customized through an online configurator. The coupe version of the British supercar is available now starting at around $320,500.