2009 Ferrari California review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 13 May 2008 , 09:05:30 byVeronica

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Ferrari California

Ferrari offered the latest addition to the new generation of Ferraris launched in 2004, the Ferrari California. The model joins the 8-cylinder family which has always been defined by power and performance. The new model will satisfy even the most demanding of owners in term of its great vehicle dynamics and driving pleasure. The carmaker only offers it as a convertible with a folding hard top. The bodywork and chassis are aluminum, in line with the rest of the current range. Under the hood, the model will have a new V8 engine mounted in the mid-front position. Apart from its folding hard top, the Ferrari California also includes the original 2+ concept which guarantees exceptional versatility of use in the rear of the car. It produces 460 CV with a torque curve that enhances vehicle dynamics and provides maximum driving pleasure which is typical for Ferrari. This output enables the car to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4.0 seconds. All the power is being transferred to the wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch transmission that boosts the performance of the car while enhancing the driving pleasure, improves ride comfort and reduces fuel consumption and emissions. Thanks to the multi-link rear suspension system, the comfort is further enhanced. The new model is also equipped with the exclusive F1-Trac traction control system which was first seen on the 599 GTB Fiorano and has been further honed to suit the typical driving conditions expected for this new GT. To handle the power, the engineers have provided Brembo brakes with carbon-ceramic material disks as standard for efficient braking. New accessories and equipment, such as the seats, steering wheel, instrument panel and infotainment system, together with optimized aerodynamics ensure that this is a highly ergonomic and enjoyable car to drive regardless of whether the top is up or down. The car will be officially unveiled to the public at the Paris International Car Show.