Ferrari California

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Ferrari California
Overview
ManufacturerFerrari
Production2008–present[1]
AssemblyMaranello, Italy
DesignerPininfarina
Body and chassis
ClassGrand tourer
Body style2-door, 2+2 coupé cabriolet
LayoutFront mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Powertrain
Engine4,297 cc (262.2 cu in) 90° V8
Transmission7-speed Dual clutch transmission
Dimensions
Wheelbase2,670 mm (105.1 in)[2]
Length4,563 mm (179.6 in)[2]
Width1,902 mm (74.9 in)[2]
Height1,308 mm (51.5 in)[2]
Curb weight1,630 kg (3,594 lb) (dry) [2]

The Ferrari California is a sports car produced by the Italian manufacturer Ferrari. It is a two door "2+2" convertible with a folding metal top. The California is powered by a 4.3 L (260 cu in) V8 engine.[2] The California has a top speed of 310 km/h (193 mph).[3] Both its chassis and body are made of aluminum.[4]

The California is built in a new production line next to the existing factory at Maranello, Italy.[5] The existing production line produces 27 cars per day, or 6,000 per year.

Design[change | change source]

The California represents a number of firsts for Ferrari:

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ferrari California Begins Production on New Line". worldcarfans.com. Retrieved 2009-07-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "FERRARI CALIFORNIA TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS". italiaspeed.com. Retrieved 2008-10-11.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Bob Power, Ferraris (New York: Gareth Stevens Publishing, 2012), p. 22
  4. Aaron R. Fodiman, 'An Innovation-Packed GT; The Ferrari California', Tampa Bay Magazine, Jul-Aug 2009, p. 185
  5. Corsani, Lorenzo. "Una nuova linea di produzione per la California". Autoblog. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
  6. Aaron R. Fodiman, 'An Innovation-Packed GT; The Ferrari California', Tampa Bay Magazine, Jul-Aug 2009, p. 186