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2009 Ferrari California

At a Glance

Pricing $192,000
Drive Types RWD
Engines 4.3l V8
Transmissions SM7
Fuel Economy 13 (city), 19 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 73

Overview Information

For Ferrari, a "California" model is something truly special. In the late 1950s, Ferrari produced the stunning 250GT California convertible that quickly became a sought after classic. The new 2009 Ferrari California shares some styling cues of its famous predecessor, but with contemporary lines that also evoke the 612 Scaglietti. A standard folding hardtop replaces the traditional cloth top for the new California. The direct-injected 4.3L V-8 cranks out 460-bhp @ 7,500 RPM, and is coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Ferrari claims a 0-60 MPH time of 4.0 seconds. The standard F1-Trac traction control and Brembo carbon/ceramic disc brakes keep all the horses under control.

Official Word:

The Ferrari California finally makes its offi cial debut at the Paris Show today after a series of special previews on the web and during two dedicated events staged in Maranello and Los Angeles at which it received a hugely enthusiastic reception. The Ferrari California is an exceptionally innovative car whose philosophy takes its inspiration from the spirit and emotions of one of the great Ferraris of the past, the 1957 250 California, a superbly elegant...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
California 4.3l V8 (453-bhp) SM7 RWD 13/19/16 73 $192,000