Ferrari California

Engine Size 4.297cc
HP 489
Shift 7 Speed automatic sequential
Weight 1.660kg
Status Well maintained, absolutely precious interiors

The bodywork of the car features many references to the past, with classic style elements mixed with new sporty lines in tune with the current Ferrari style. The manufacturer treats the stylistic choices of this car as an elegant balance of concave and convex surfaces which give the California a classic Ferrari look. The design is by Pininfarina that has worked with Ferrari on the electronic hardtop movement system, a field where Pininfarina has been present for many years. Aerodynamic studies have led to a car body that generates a downforce of 70 kg at a speed of 200 kph (125 mph).
The frame of the California is modular in aluminium and the structure of the car features a transaxle layout, with the engine in a front-mid position (the first ever in the history of the Ferrari V8s), and rear-wheel drive which distributes 53% of the weight onto the rear wheels. The hardtop is electro-actuated from the cockpit via a button, the time for the complete opening and closing declared by Ferrari is between 14 and 15 seconds and the weight of the hardtop is less than all the softtops on other Ferrari models. The car is 4.56 metres long and 1.90 metres wide.
The California has a F136IB-model V8 engine, derived from the F430 with a completely new 90° cylinder bank angle and forged in aluminium. It has a displacement of 4296 cc and a direct injection fuel system (the first Ferrari car to have it), delivering maximum power of 460 hp at 7500 rpm.
The transmission consists of a 7-speed gearbox with double clutch, rear-wheel drive and automatic or sequential gearchange with controls on the steering wheel. An electronic control unit controls the gearchange and can recognise and adapt to the style of the driver, whether a quieter or sportier drive is preferred.
Thanks to a device called Launch Control, borrowed from the Ferrari racing division, the California goes from 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds and top speed is 310 kph (190 mph). Another system coming direct from the Ferrari racing division is F1-Trac, a traction control system operated by a rotary dial control (the manettino) which provides smoother acceleration and a 20% increase in acceleration out of corners compared to traditional traction and stability systems. The many-times Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher helped to create and set up the car, acting as a consultant. The California is also available with a classic manual 6-speed gearbox with exposed gearshift grid.

  • Cruis control
  • Badges Stables
  • Color bow upper windshield
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Dark blue steering wheel to match the carpet
  • Front And rear parking sensors
  • Safety belts three points
  • 20 Inch Sport Wheels Diamond
  • 20 Inch Sport Wheels Diamond
  • Safety belts three points
  • Color bow upper windshield
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring
  • Cruis control
  • Badges Stables
  • Front And rear parking sensors
  • Dark blue steering wheel to match the carpet