Also at Geneva: the Ferrari California T HS
Geneva, 1 March – Since the Geneva Show first opened its doors early this morning, it has been one of the most photographed cars at the entire event. Even when still draped in the traditional red wraps, the Ferrari GTC4Lusso attracted more curiosity than any other car at the show. Then at 11.15 precisely, the presentation ceremony began and the crowd in front of the Prancing Horse swelled to throng as the flash bulbs popped and the wraps were whipped off. Yes, wraps plural because there were not one but two examples of the new four-seater on the stand: one sporting a Bianco Italia livery, Blu Sterling interior, Low-e panoramic roof to keep the cabin temperature constant even on the sunniest of days, and diamond-finish forged wheels, and the other in classic Grigio Ferro Met with a Cognac semi-aniline leather cabin.
In addition to the show-stealing GTC4Lusso, Ferrari is availing of the Geneva event to debut its brand-new Handling Speciale (HS) package for the California T, the V8 model with retractable hard top and 2+ seating configuration that has become the benchmark for all sports cars thanks to its perfect combination of performance and versatility.
The new optional technical content is designed for owners that appreciate the California T’s versatility and GT prowess but will also relish the extra sporty edge delivered by a series of a new set-up and specific calibrations.
The car showcasing the package has a two-tone livery comprising Rosso Corsa Met bodywork and Nero Stellato roof. Its black interior features a slew of carbon-fibre details also.
Also on the stand is a California T Tailor Made inspired by the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB. This is a particularly sporty but refined 8-cylinder featuring a Grigio Scuro livery and a deep red transverse racing stripe with a Heritage Bordeaux leather interior. It also boasts detailing such as a black grille and black diffuser with red fences, and chrome tailpipes.
Adding to the range on show are an Argento Nürburgring 488 GTB with a Nero Stellato roof and a F12berlinetta in a Rosso Berlinetta livery with a Cuoio leather interior.
The GT cars are flanked by the Formula 1 single-seater, the SF15-T, an homage to Ferrari’s inextricable links to the track on the eve of the start of the new F1 season.