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Dieselstation Car Forums _ Uncool _ Ferrari California

Posted by: Phix Mar 24 2009, 05:51 PM



The Ferrari California was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motorshow. It's a first for many things for Ferrari:

The first front engined Ferrari with a V8
The first to feature a 7-speed dual clutch transmission, it is the only option as opposed to a traditional Ferrari gated-manual
The first with a folding metal roof
The first with multi-link rear suspension
The first with direct petrol injection.

One particular note is that this happens to be the most aerodynamic Ferrari road car produced yet. It boasts a drag coefficient of 0.32 after Ferrari spent upwards of a 1 000 hours in the windtunnel with a scale model.





Technical Specifications

Drivetrain: Front-engine / Rear-wheel drive
Engine: 4.3L V8 producing 453bhp
Transmission: 7-spd dual clutch automated manual OR 6-spd manual
Weight: 1630kg (3594lb)

Official Ferrari California website: http://www.ferraricalifornia.com/
Information sourced from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrari_California

Posted by: clarkma5 Mar 24 2009, 05:55 PM

I can't give a cool to Ferrari selling its soul and putting a folding hardtop on it in the process...neutral didn't feel like it conveyed the bad feeling this car gives me. Uncool.

I think I could give it a cool if it was a coupe (and it weighed at least a couple hundred pounds less in the process). By the way phix, I think the weight you listed in your specs is inaccurate, spread around by some early internet rumor...the more accurate numbers I see peg it at about 3820 pounds, give or take a few.

Posted by: duality Mar 24 2009, 06:08 PM

as uncool as molten lava.

Posted by: Razor Mar 24 2009, 06:40 PM

I'll say it once, I'll say it a million times: this is the new automotive face of Paris Hilton.

Posted by: midnightdorifto Mar 24 2009, 06:56 PM



...reincarnated.

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove Mar 24 2009, 07:11 PM

I know I'm a fanboy and everything but this car is cool. You show up to a first date in a Ferrari California and... it's just... it's a cool car guys.

I know a lot of people see it as a soft car from a pure sports car company, but in that regard it's not unlike the old California. Not everything from Ferrari has to be a trackday car to be cool. It's a boulevard cruiser from Ferrari, that's fucking cool.

Posted by: moe Mar 24 2009, 10:44 PM

QUOTE(Dr. Strangelove @ Mar 25 2009, 07:11 AM) *
I know I'm a fanboy and everything but this car is cool. You show up to a first date in a Ferrari California and... it's just... it's a cool car guys.

I know a lot of people see it as a soft car from a pure sports car company, but in that regard it's not unlike the old California. Not everything from Ferrari has to be a trackday car to be cool. It's a boulevard cruiser from Ferrari, that's fucking cool.


I'm no fanboy, but I agree with Strangelove. Cool.

Posted by: 350Z Mar 25 2009, 03:31 AM

Looks alot better with the top up. That being said it's just not that pretty, and you can be sure the wrong people have already put orders down for them.

Posted by: dukenukem Mar 25 2009, 09:11 PM

First of all that thing is hideous. Secondly, +1 to what midnightdorifto said.

Posted by: Dr. Strangelove Apr 2 2009, 09:50 AM

How do you guys think the Panamera is gorgeous and this is ugly?

Posted by: Phix Apr 2 2009, 11:37 AM

QUOTE(Dr. Strangelove @ Apr 2 2009, 01:50 PM) *
How do you guys think the Panamera is gorgeous and this is ugly?

Because this is a California and that other one is a Panamera.

Posted by: Synesthesia Apr 3 2009, 09:27 AM

QUOTE(Dr. Strangelove @ Apr 2 2009, 01:50 PM) *
How do you guys think the Panamera is gorgeous and this is ugly?


Because this design is full of nasty, gimmicky details.

Posted by: 911xx Apr 3 2009, 09:51 AM

In blue it looks like a gay dolphin leading a group of gay dolphins. But I like it nonetheless.

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