Tech high­lights

Australian T3 - - TECH LIFE -

1/ Low-car­bon life

Car­bon emis­sions mat­ter, even on su­per­cars, and tur­bos are the only way to keep up­ping per­for­mance while cut­ting pol­lu­tion. Case in point: the Cal­i­for­nia T is 15 per cent more ef­fi­cient but hits 100km/h in just 3.6 sec­onds.

2/ Self-drift­ing?

Well, al­most. The Cal­i­for­nia T gets Fer­rari’s

lat­est F1-Trac trac­tion con­trol sys­tem. Com­bined with a com­puter-con­trolled diff,

F1-Trac’s brain-box al­go­rithms al­low you to “do an Alonso” and dance on the very edge of ad­he­sion as the new twin-turbo V8 flings

you bod­ily out of cor­ners.

3/ Trac­tion and re­ac­tion ac­tion

So there’s the turbo en­gine, a new set of sculpted alu­minium threads and some clever trac­tion con­trol. But what else is there to the Cal­i­for­nia T? How about next-gen com­puter

con­trolled Mag­nar­ide sus­pen­sion with body-mo­tion sen­sors that re­acts 50 per cent

faster than be­fore? Yes, that.

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