New Ferrari California teased

11 Feb, 2014 1:21pm Jonathan Burn

A second teaser image previews the next-generation Ferrari California, set for a debut at Geneva

Ferrari has released another teaser image of the next-gen California, ahead of tomorrow's full reveal. The supercar manufacturer hasn't given much away, aside from releasing this simple silhouette sketch.

The latest teaser shows the new California will draw on styling cues from the F12 with the adoption of the air bridge on the flanks of the car, which helps generate downforce.

The first teaser released last week revealed the new model would be a revised version of the current California. The California was developed under the model type F149, and Ferrari's first teaser confirmed that the new car would be codenamed F149 M. The 'M' is believed to stand for  ‘Modificata’ – Italian for modified.

That means that the new car is likely to be based on the current California, which has been around since 2008. However, it's believed that the new car will gain big visual changes, an improved interior and radical revisions under the bonnet.

In place of the current 454bhp 4.3-litre V8 engine, the manufacturer is likely to use the Ferrari-built 3.8-litre V8 twin-turbo engine used in the current Maserati Quattroporte. It’s likely to receive tweaks to boost power to around 550bhp.

As the sketch illustrates, designers will take inspiration from the new F12 Berlinetta and four-wheel drive FF. An official debut has been scheduled for the Geneva Motor Show next month.

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"As the sketch illustrates"???... it shows me the wheels might be round and Ferrari seem to make their press releases on PowerPoint 97... and they found the "italics" button.

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