Ferrari California Coupe-Cabriolet with 460Hp V8 Officially Unveiled

Following last Friday’s announcement, Ferrari proceeded to the release of the first official photographs of its all-new California GT model. The Italian thoroughbred that had been dubbed as the GT, California GT and Dino in spy pictures over the previous months will be offered exclusively as a 2+ seater (whatever that means) coupe-cabriolet with an electric folding hardtop.

The California is powered by a 4.3-liter V8 engine that features direct fuel injection and a “flat” crankshaft, generating 460 Hp at 7,500 rpm. The V8 which is mounted for the first time in the marque’s history in the mid-front position supplies power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed twin-clutch transmission. Ferrari says that the California sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds. -Continued

Under its aluminium body, the California hides a new multilink rear suspension system while it is also equipped with the marque’s F1-Trac traction control system which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano along with Brembo brakes featuring carbon-ceramic material discs as standard.

Ferrari’s newest GT model will be officially unveiled to the public at the Paris International Car Show this September. However, over the coming weeks, new photographs and further details will also be published.


spaceoddity said... »May 13, 2008

Mama Mia!!! Que Bella Machina!!! Indeed California brings out the new spirit of Scuderia Ferrari about road cars. I'm waiting to see how it will look with the roof closed. Pininfarina did his miracle again.

Andrewthecarguy said... »May 13, 2008

I appreciate older cars, and sometimes wonder what it was like back in the day with cars like the Porsche RS America and Ferrari 250 California Spyder. Now I know...and I get it.
This car is beautiful...much like a woman's body. It's not pretty (cheap) but beautiful. The design is purely timeless...this is something I would love to own in the future. Now if I can find and afford a '61 250 Californai Spyder to go with it...

D3D said... »May 13, 2008

guys, the press release said:
"It generates 460 CV at 7,500 rpm with a torque curve ..."
460 CV equals to 453.70 HP, not 460 HP like in the news title. :D

Anonymous said... »May 16, 2008

Same old, same old. Nothing new or starting here, thank goodness. Ferrari has hit upon a rich vein of good design ore and are mining it for what it is now worth, and that is plenty.

lnstant classic.

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