2008 Ferrari California
Year of manufacture – 2008
Class: Grand tourer
Body style : 2-door, 2 2 cabriolet
Engine – 4,297 cc (262.2 cu in) 90° V8
Horsepower – 338 kW (453 bhp) at 7,750 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual, 6-speed manual
Wheelbase : 2670 mm
Curb weight 1,630 kg
The Ferrari California is a grand touring sports car. It is a two door "2 2" hard top convertible. The California is powered by front-mid mounted gasoline direct injection 4.3 L (260 cu in) V8 with 460 PS (338 kW; 454 hp). The car revives the "California" name used for the late-1950s Ferrari 250 GT.
The California was launched by Ferrari at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
The California has a top speed of 310 km/h (193 mph) and it can accelerate from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.9 seconds. Although 180 kilograms (397 lb) heavier and 30 PS (22 kW; 30 hp) less powerful than the mid-engined F430, the California reaches 97 km/h (60 mph) in the same time as the F430 due to the dual-clutch transmission.
Ferrari spent over 1,000 hours in the wind tunnel with a one-third-scale model of the California perfecting its aerodynamics. With the top up, the California has a Cd of 0.32, making it the most aerodynamic Ferrari ever made, until the introduction of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta.