There are also references to tradition in the refined interior where the fusion of sportiness, elegance and comfort aims to approach the spirit of the original California of 1958, inspiring a new formal language with emphasis on circular elements. These include the air vents with an aeronautically inspired design, and the new Turbo Performance Engineer (TPE) – in aluminium and with a capacitive digital display – which allows the potential of the new turbo engine to be managed to the full.
“To renew the aesthetics of the cockpit, we started with the architecture, moving away from the “T” model with mirrored modules of the California production and tending towards a more horizontal language in line with the external formal dynamics, despite the difficulties given by some constraints below the dashboard that did not allow great movements in the plants,” explains Angelo Nivola, senior interior designer.
The horizontal lines that define the interior design accentuate, in fact, the dynamism, while the moulded models increase the sense of lightness, as in the slender two-tone dashboard without a connection to the central tunnel, characterized by the longitudinal bridge with the three F1 keys.
“We wanted to emphasize lightness and create greater continuity between the elements, dedicating particular attention to details such as, for example, in the special three-dimensional stitching with machined sections that design the upholstery and door panels,” Angelo Nivola points out, “Despite the undeniable quality of the materials used, the search for an even greater perceived sensation of quality was born to better meet the expectations of the demanding Ferrari customer.
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