The Ferrari California just benefited from some mid-cycle updates, but new details are starting to emerge about the car's successor.

The Ferrari California just benefited from some mid-cycle updates, but new details are starting to emerge about the car's successor.

Car & Driver says the next-generation model will have a retro-inspired design that is more cohesive and "decidedly easier on the eyes." It will reportedly be styled by Ferrari Centro Stile and borrow cues from the 250 GTO. The folding hardtop will carryover, but it will reportedly raise and lower much quicker than the current one.

Power could be provided by a turbocharged V8 engine that is augmented by a kinetic energy recovery system (KERS). This could enable the model to have a combined output in excess of 600 hp (447 kW / 608 PS). Thanks to these impressive numbers, the car might accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h).

If everything pans out, the California successor could be introduced as soon as next summer.

 

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