Ferrari California

The Ferrari California will satisfy even the most demanding of owners in term of its superb vehicle dynamics and driving pleasure, was the claim from Ferrari on its launch in 2009.

This new model is available exclusively as a convertible with a folding hard top. Both chassis and bodywork are aluminium, in line with the rest of the current range. The California will be powered by a new V8 engine mounted for the first time in the marque’s history in the mid-front position. In line with Ferrari tradition, the new model also features several innovations.

Apart from its folding hard top, these include the original 2+ concept which guarantees exceptional versatility of use in the rear of the car. The California’s 4,300 cc V8 engine features direct fuel injection and a “flat” crankshaft. It generates 460 CV at 7,500 rpm with a torque curve that enhances vehicle dynamics and provides maximum driving pleasure which is typical for Ferrari.  The Ferrari California to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds, will be coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. Therefore the California oozes performance while enhancing the driving pleasure. Improved ride comfort and reduces fuel consumption and emissions (c.310 g/km CO2). The comfort is further enhanced by a new multilink rear suspension system.

The Ferrari California is also equipped with the exclusive F1-Trac traction control system which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano and has been further honed to suit the typical driving conditions expected for this new GT. Brembo brakes featuring carbon-ceramic material disks as standard guarantee superbly efficient braking. In addition to sporting the marque’s classic styling cues, the cabin has also been beautifully trimmed using quality materials by Ferrari’s own skilled artisans.

There are New accessories and equipment. These include seats, steering wheel, instrument panel and infotainment system, together with optimised aerodynamics ensure that this is a highly ergonomic and enjoyable car to drive regardless of whether the top is up or down.

In recent years SBR have seen more California’s in for servicing due to the vehicles long warranty and service plans coming to an end at franchised dealers. We have tailored our servicing to keep these cars in great shape still using recommended lubricants and Ferrari service parts. Servicing costs for the Ferrari California are on par with servicing an executive German saloon car. Click our link below to see our Ferrari California servicing costs.

Ferrari California Servicing Cost

Ferrari California Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 2008

overall length 4563 mm
overall width 1902 mm
height 1308 mm
wheelbase 2670 mm
front track 1630 mm
rear track 1605 mm
dry weight 1630 kg
kerb weight 1735 kg
weight distribution 47% Front – 53% Rear
fuel tank capacity 78 l
boot (trunk) capacity 340 l – 240 roof closed
type 90° V8 with direct fuel injection
bore/stroke 94 x 77,4 cc
overall displacement 4297 cc
compression ratio 12,2:1
maximum power** 338 kW (460 CV) at 7750 rpm **
maximum torque 485 Nm (49 kgm) at 5000 rpm **
maximum speed 310 km/h
0-100 km/h 4.0 s
0-400 m 12.2 s
0-1.000 m 22.1 s
front 390 x 34 mm
rear 360 x 32 mm
cst with f1-trac system Control for stability and traction
tptms Tyres Pressure and Temperature Monitoring System
front Double wishbone
rear: Multilink
combined (ece+eudc)* 13.1 l/100 km
combined (ece+eudc)* 305.6 g/km
* Europe version
front 245/40 ZR19″
rear 285/40 ZR19″
front (option) 245/35 ZR20″
rear (option) 285/35 ZR20″