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Ferrari California
Manufacturer Ferrari
Production 2008–present
Assembly Maranello, Italy
Designer Pininfarina
Body and chassis
Class Grand tourer
Body style 2-door, 2+2 coupé cabriolet
Layout Front mid-engine, rear-wheel drive
Engine 4,297 cc (262.2 cu in) 90° V8
Transmission 7-speed Dual clutch transmission
Wheelbase 2,670 mm (105.1 in)
Length 4,563 mm (179.6 in)
Width 1,902 mm (74.9 in)
Height 1,308 mm (51.5 in)
Weight 1,630 kg (3,594 lb) (dry)

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. The California has a top speed of 310 km/h (193 mph). Both its chassis and body are made of aluminum.

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


The California represents a number of firsts for Ferrari:

  • The first mid-front engined Ferrari with a V8
  • The first to feature a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission
  • The first with a folding metal roof
  • The first with multi-link rear suspension
  • The first with direct fuel injection

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