It may not be officially official until the Paris motor show kicks off, but Ferrari has taken the wraps of its newest addition to the stable; the California, in a simultaneous event held in both Los Angeles and Maranello.
F1 heavyweights Kimi Raikkonen, Felipe Massa and Michael Schumacher were there to assist the star studded events, with the latter being heavily involved in the new California’s development as he was in the F430 Scuderia.
The Ferrari California boasts an all new 343kW (460hp) 4.3-litre V8 that is mounted in the front of the car behind the front wheels.
Making it move is a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission system that will happily send the California to 0-100km/h in less than 4 seconds, which is also new technology for the prancing horse.
Although a controversial Ferrari nonetheless, it still promises to be true to its core. Using a new multilink rear suspension system the Ferrari California is also blessed with the highly acclaimed F1-Trac traction control system first seen in the 599 GTB Fiorano.
Brembo has taken care of the brakes with carbon-ceramics all around.
The interior is classic Ferrari, carefully crafted by Ferrari’s own skilled artisans. The California gets all-new seats, steering wheel, instrument panel and
The Italian company says the California will appeal to owners who “desire a car which embodies everything the Prancing Horse represents in terms of sporty design and innovation, but also seek a car with greater versatility than ever”.