The new Ferrari California 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
The California is mechanically related to both the Maserati GranTurismo and Alfa Romeo 8C, which might make this the hottest set of triplets since, well, ever. The rear suspension is a new multilink setup, which deviates from the control arm approach used for the rest of the Ferrari lineup (and the GranTurismo and 8C, too). 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.
The new Ferrari California will sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds, and will be coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch transmissio ( first in history of Ferrari )
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.
New accessories and equipment, such as the seats, steering wheel, instrument panel and infotainment system, together with optimised aerodynamics ensure that this is a highly ergonomic and enjoyable car to drive regardless of whether the top is up or down.
A multi language website with some presentations of California is available at www.ferraricalifornia.com