Schumacher ending the development testing for Ferrari California

Posted on Friday, 25 July 2008 , 12:07:18 byEmil

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Schumacher ending the development testing for Ferrari California

Michael Schumacher, the fabulous F1 champion now has completed all the road and track development stages on the Ferrari California. And the rest of you are forced to wait until the autumn when the first retractable hardtop Ferrari convertible is debuting at the Auto Show in Paris.

"I have to say that, as with the 430 Scuderia, participating in the project since the very beginning has been really fascinating and great fun," said Schumacher in the end of the testing session on the Fiorano circuit. "Although the cars are very different, they both offer absolutely unique driving pleasure because of the inherently sporty character of all of the cars that come out of Maranello. The 430 Scuderia is, of course, a more extreme model with a focus on absolutely cutting-edge performance. However, although the Ferrari California is very much a Grand Tourer in terms of its usability and high level of interior comfort, it is still surprisingly sporty and fun to drive under any kind of conditions."

Schumacher addressed the dealer convention for Ferrari in Maranello: "They were designed to meet different requirements: the 430 Scuderia is aimed at drivers who want the very essence of a Ferrari and will get it out on the track as often as they can. The Ferrari California, on the other hand, is designed for everyday use and for weekends away whilst still guaranteeing all of the emotional impact that only an authentic Ferrari can deliver."