Ferrari confirms that will launch a manual version of the California this summer.
Unimpressed by the efficiency and quickness of modern dual-clutch gearboxes, a number of purist Ferrari owners still prefer to engage their gears with a depression of the leftmost pedal and throw of the arm. It’s such an influential group that Maranello deliberately engineered its chic California grand tourer (which is laden with the newest in F1-derived technology) to also house a six-speed manual gearbox.
Official performance and economy figures haven’t been confirmed, but a leaked document claims the manual California can do a 0-62mph in 4.2sec – 0.3secs slower than the DCT. Like the DCT-equipped California, the manual version is capable of a top speed of 193mph.