A lot of new models from different reputable car manufacturers were made for the Show, but I liked this best, for a lot of reasons I don't even know where to begin. It was love at first sight. =) Watch me, I'm asking Santa for one on Christmas. haha JK! :)
Mike Monticello said, "the photos don't do this car justice, the Ferrari California looks absolutely stunning in person."
It has a fully retractable hardtop, with dual-clutch transmission. It's the first-ever production Ferrari with a front-mounted V-8. It is packed with the latest and greatest from the engineers in Maranello.
Ferrari says the California "is aimed at owners who desire a car which embodies everything the Prancing Horse represents in terms of sporty design and innovation, but also seek a car with greater versatility than ever."
- can be ordered in a 2+2 configuration — children seating only — or for more storage space for weekend outings
- top is slick in its operation, and only takes 14 seconds to go from open to fully closed
- 4.3-liter direct-injected flat-crank V-8 produces 460 bhp
- Ferrari's first dual-clutch gearbox with not six speeds, as on every other recent Ferrari, but seven forward gears
- Ferrari claims the California will be able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 4 seconds.
- steering wheel-mounted F1-style paddles
- new suspension system (double wishbones at the front and multilink at the rear)
- 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)
- new aluminium-trimmed centre console
- Ferrari California's chassis and bodyshell are both made entirely from aluminium
- has an ejectable roll-bar to ensure that its occupants are protected should the car overturn - Ejection time is under 190ms
- front retractable airbags (driver and passenger sides), side retractable air bags in door panels, bi-xenon headlights and LED rear lights
- panel with analogue instruments (tachometer and rev counter) and four-screen TFT Multidisplay
- new infotainment system with 6.5'' touchscreen, Sat Nav, USB connection, Bluetooth, hard disc, voice commands and IPOD connector
FERRARI CALIFORNIA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
- DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
- Length: 4563 mm
- Width: 1902 mm
- Height: 1308 mm
- Wheelbase: 2670 mm
- Front track: 1630 mm
- Rear track: 1605 mm
- Dry weight: 1630 kg
- Kerb weight: 1735 kg
- Weight distribution: 47% Front - 53% Rear
- Fuel tank capacity: 78 l
- Boot capacity: 340 l, 240 l (with roof retracted)
- Front: 245/40 ZR19"
- Rear: 285/40 ZR19"
- Front (optional): 245/35 ZR20"
- Rear (optional): 285/35 ZR20""
- CARBON-CERAMIC BRAKES
- Front: 390 x 34 mm
- Rear: 360 x 32 mm
- ELECTRONIC CONTROL SYSTEMS
- CST with F1-TRAC Stability and Traction Control System
- TPTMS Tyre Pressure and Temperature Monitoring System
- 90° V8 Direct Injection
- Bore and stroke: 94 x 77.37 cc
- Overall displacement: 4297 cc
- Compression ratio: 12.2:1
- Maximum power output: 338 kW (460 CV) @ 7750 rpm
- Maximum torque: 485 Nm (49 kgm) @ 5000 rpm
- Maximum speed: 310 km/h
- 0-100 km/h: under 4.0 sec
- 0-400 m: 12.2 sec
- 0-1.000 m: 22.1 sec
- F1, dual-clutch, 7-speed plus reverse
- Manual 6-speed + REV
- Front: Double wishbone
- Rear: Multilink
- FUEL CONSUMPTION
- ECE Combined: 13.1 l/100 km
- CO2 EMISSIONS
- ECE Combined: 305.6 g/km
The Ferrari California is available in a choice of 16 different pastel and metallic colours, and it's priced in the range of the F430. According to rsportscars.com, it's base price is rumored to be just under $200,000. It's veeerrry expensive for me. I wish I'll win the lottery or something. hehe
Top & Bottom Photo by John Lamm
References: http://autos.yahoo.com/ and http://www.netcarshow.com/
Photo Gallery by www.netcarshow.com
Official Website: www.ferraricalifornia.com