Ferrari ‘149M Project’ coming, new California?

February 4, 2014

A special ‘149M Project’ from Ferrari will be unveiled on February 12, most probably centred around the California hard-top convertible.

Ferrari 149M Project-teaser

Details are limited, however, taking into account the California is also known as the F149, it is likely the special model will be some form of the drop-top.

We’ve known Ferrari has been working on a successor of the California for a while now, with various spy videos hitting the web showing prototypes being trashed around the company’s test track in Fiorano. We’ve also heard Ferrari is at least toying with the idea of introducing turbocharging technology with the new model.

With the latest Maserati Quattroporte featuring a Ferrari-developed 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, an iteration of this unit is expected to find its way under the bonnet of the California update.

We’ll have to wait for another week or so to know for sure though. Stay tuned for updates.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.

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