Quote from the Founder of Ferrari

"The Ferrari is a dream-people dream of owning this special vehicle and for most people it will remain a dream, apart from for those lucky few." -Enzo Ferrari

Sunday, September 7, 2008

2009 Ferrari California

For 2009 comes the brand-new Ferrari California, a model that goes back to the 250 GT California from the late 1950s and early 1960s. Featuring a convertible hardtop and an optional 2+2 passenger seat configuration in place of additional storage, the newest Ferrari is more of a grand tourer than its sportier F430 sibling. The California will come equipped with Ferrari's first dual-clutch gearbox mated to Maranello's 4.3-liter V-8 placed in the front. Zero to 60 mph is expected to be accomplished in less than 4 seconds. Pricing should be near the $200,000 mark.
The rest of the Ferrari lineup- F430, 430 Scuderia (new in 2008), 599 GTB Fiorano and the 612 Scaglietti- see no significant upgrades for the upcoming year.
Ferrari California
Price range: estimated at $200,000
Body/seats: hardtop convertible/2, 2+2
Base engine: 4.3-liter dohc 32V V-8, 452 bhp
Optional engine: none
Layout: F/R
Length (inches): 179.5
Weight (pounds): estimated 3300
Miles per gallon, city/highway: estimated 14/18
Side airbags: standard
Anti-lock Braking System: standard

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