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Phix
post Mar 24 2009, 05:51 PM
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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
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post Mar 24 2009, 05:55 PM
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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.
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post Mar 24 2009, 06:08 PM
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as uncool as molten lava.
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post Mar 24 2009, 06:40 PM
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I'll say it once, I'll say it a million times: this is the new automotive face of Paris Hilton.
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post Mar 24 2009, 06:56 PM
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...reincarnated.
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post Mar 24 2009, 07:11 PM
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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.
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post Mar 24 2009, 10:44 PM
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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.
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post Mar 25 2009, 03:31 AM
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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.
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post Mar 25 2009, 09:11 PM
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First of all that thing is hideous. Secondly, +1 to what midnightdorifto said.
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Dr. Strangelove
post Apr 2 2009, 09:50 AM
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How do you guys think the Panamera is gorgeous and this is ugly?
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post Apr 2 2009, 11:37 AM
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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.
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post Apr 3 2009, 09:27 AM
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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.
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post Apr 3 2009, 09:51 AM
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In blue it looks like a gay dolphin leading a group of gay dolphins. But I like it nonetheless.
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