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2011 Ferrari California

2011 Ferrari California

The Ferrari California is an exceptionally innovative car whose philosophy takes its inspiration from the spirit and emotions of one of the great Ferraris of the past, the 1957 250 California, a superbly elegant open top car designed for the track, which has, over the years, come to symbolize not only superior sportiness and performance but also exclusivity, craftsmanship and faultless sophistication. (continued below)

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The Ferrari California: A Hugely Versatile, Innovation-Packed Convertible

Source: Ferrari | Published: Tue Aug 10, 2010

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The 2011 California joins Ferrari's 8-cylinder range which is made up mostly of very high performance models. It also flanks the 12-cylinder flagship 612 Scaglietti in the Grand Tourer category. The Ferrari California is a car with the track in its DNA. It is enormously innovative and will more than fulfill the expectations of even our most discerning clients, offering breathtaking driving pleasure and fun behind the wheel as well as extreme versatility of use and in-car comfort. It is available exclusively as a convertible with retractable folding hard top in either a two-seater version with a traditional rear bench or in the 2+ version which sees the rear bench equipped with seating for one to two passengers.

In line with Ferrari tradition, this model positively brims with innovative features. In addition to its retractable hard top and the aforementioned original 2+ concept, the new Prancing Horse car also offers: a new direct injection V8 engine, a 7-speed gearbox with steering wheel-mounted F1-style paddles coupled with a new dual clutch, a new suspension system (double wishbones at the front and multilink at the rear), the new evolved F1-Trac traction control system and Brembo brakes with CCM (carbon ceramic material) discs as standard (this latter feature is shared by the other models in the current range).

Styling by Pininfarina

The California's sleek aerodynamic styling is, like the rest of the current Ferrari models, the result of their longstanding collaboration with Pininfarina and offers a host of signature Ferrari styling cues. Viewed from the side, the aerodynamic sweep of the bonnet beautifully contrasts with the compact tail volume and the pulled-back cabin. The front continues some of the themes hinted at on the flanks, harmoniously alternating concave and convex volumes. Seen head-on, the car clearly takes it much of its inspiration from the prestigious Prancing Horse car from which it takes its name: the grille and slender air intake at the center of the bonnet most notably harking back to the 250 GT California. At the rear, the sides and the muscular tail section are both familiar too. As at the front, the single round LED taillights are inset directly along the edge of the boot. The California's vertically stacked twin tailpipes are an original flourish as is the boot which sweeps right down to the bumpers to improve functionality. Of course, the interior also reflects the same level of design sophistication, exuding a sense of refined luxury, comfort and bespoke quality. Situated between the front seats, the new aluminum-trimmed center console is another distinctive touch that goes beyond the merely aesthetic, beautifully combining functionality and design.

Ferrari California: Review (2/2)

Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
Type V8
Displacement 262 cu in (4297 cc)
Power 453 hp @ 7750 RPM
Torque 358 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
Redline n/a
Driveline Rear Wheel Drive
Transmission 7 Speed Double-Clutch Automatic
Brakes & Tires
Brakes Front - Rear Ventilated Discs - Ventilated Discs
Tire Size Front - Rear 245/40 ZR19 - 285/40 ZR19 (Std.)
  245/35 ZR20 - 285/35 ZR20 (Opt.)
Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Length 179.7 in
Width 74.9 in
Height 51.5 in
Curb Weight 3826 lbs
0-60 < 4 s
1/4 Mile 12.2
60-0 Braking n/a
Top Speed 193 mph
Fuel Economy
EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway 13/19 mpg
Origin & Price
Origin Italy
Base Retail Price (MSRP) $192,000

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