Ferrari California

The Ferrari California is the first Ferrari Gran Turismo with a mid-front 8-cylinder engine: a vehicle that uncompromisingly combines sportiness with versatility, guaranteeing the maximum driving pleasure characteristic of cars from Maranello. Like all new Ferraris, this model also contains a wealth of leading-edge technological solutions, starting with the new direct petrol injection V8 engine mounted in a frontal position and coupled (via the traditional transaxle system) to a dual-clutch transmission and seven gears.

The Ferrari California is a convertible GT with retractable hard-top, making it a car with a dual soul: coupé and spider rolled into one. It is based on the original 2+ concept, which provides great flexibility for use in different driving conditions.

While the Ferrari California is an extremely innovative car, its philosophy recalls the spirit of a great Ferrari from the past: the 250 California of 1957. This was a car of rare elegance, a car born to race, that has since become a symbol not only of sportiness and innovation, but also of exclusivity, craftsmanship and great refinement.

  Standard Mileage
24 Hours £ 700 100
Weekend £ 2,100 300
Full Week £ 4,200 700

Specification

The new Ferrari California will satisfy even the most demanding of owners in term of its superb vehicle dynamics and driving pleasure. The new model will be available exclusively as a convertible with a folding hard top. Both chassis and bodywork are aluminium, in line with the rest of the current range. The California will be powered by a new V8 engine mounted for the first time in the marque's history in the mid-front position.

In line with Ferrari tradition, the new model also features several innovations. Apart from its folding hard top, these include the original 2+ concept which guarantees exceptional versatility of use in the rear of the car. The California's 4,300 cc V8 engine features direct fuel injection and a "flat" crankshaft. It generates 460 CV at 7,500 rpm with a torque curve that enhances vehicle dynamics and provides maximum driving pleasure which is typical for Ferrari.

As per the traditional Ferrari transaxle layout, the engine, which allows the Ferrari California to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds, will be coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that boosts the car's performance while enhancing the driving pleasure, improves ride comfort and reduces fuel consumption and emissions (c.310 g/km CO2). The comfort is further enhanced by a new multilink rear suspension system. The Ferrari California is also equipped with the exclusive F1-Trac traction control system which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano and has been further honed to suit the typical driving conditions expected for this new GT. Brembo brakes featuring carbon-ceramic material disks as standard guarantee superbly efficient braking.

Technical Specification

Overall length 179.6 in
Overall width 74.9 in
Height 51.5 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in
Kerb weight 3825 lb
Fuel tank capacity 17.3 UK/gal

Engine

Type 90° V8 with fuel direct injection
Bore/stroke 3.70 x 3.05 in
Unit displacement 32.75 cu in
Total displacement 262.22 cu in
Compression Ratio 12.2.01
Maximum power 338 kW (460 CV) at 7750 rpm
Maximum torque 485 Nm (357 lbft) at 5000 rpm

Transmission

Gearbox
F1, dual clutch 7 gears + Reverse

Performance

Maximum speed 193 mph
0–62 mph less than 4.0 sec

Fuel Consumption

Combined 13.1 l/100 km

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