Ferrari California 

  • $192k built in Italy
  • 2009-2012
  • 453 HP 4.3L
  • 191 mph
The “2+” versus “two-plus-two” issue notwithstanding, the interior of this Ferrari is subdued but gorgeous, with handsome leather, supportive seats with a broad range of adjustability, and superb craftsmanship.
by Car and Driver (Oct, 2008)
Remarkably quiet, in fact, up to about 90 mph, when wind noise begins to build around the hefty A-pillars.
by Car and Driver (Feb, 2009)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Ferrari California


4 s
3.1 s
458 Italia
3.3 s

Top speed

191 mph
599 GTB Fiorano
209 mph


8.6 s
California T
3.6 s
5.9 s

1/4 mile

12.3 s
11 s
458 Italia
11.1 s

Braking distance at 60mph

100 ft
360 Modena
117 ft
430 Scuderia
93 ft

Data points Key details of the Ferrari California


8C Spider
430 Scuderia


453 HP
591 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

In The News From around the web


Ferrari California
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.
The new Ferrari California will satisfy even the most demanding of owners in term of its superb vehicle dynamics and driving pleasure.

2009 Ferrari California - Top Speed
colours. However clients also have the option of ordering the new Azzurro California shade created especially for the car’s launch.
The Ferrari California also boasts a new infotainment system with 6.5’’ touchscreen, Sat Nav, USB connection, Bluetooth, hard disc, voice commands and IPOD connector.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Ferrari
Price $192,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2009-2012
City mileage 10 MPG
Highway mileage 19 MPG


Chief designer Pininfarina
Chief engineer Roberto Fedeli
Platform Maserati GranTurismo
Generation First Generation
Body style Convertible
Top type Hard removable


Transmission make Ferrari 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain 2WD
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.29:1
  2. 2: 2.16:1
  3. 3: 1.61:1
  4. 4: 1.27:1
  5. 5: 1.03:1
  6. 6: 0.82:1
Axle ratio 4.44:1
Paddle shifters Standard, Left Down / Right Up

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front suspension Double Wishbones w/Coil Springs, Active Damping, Anti-Roll Bar, Independent
Rear suspension Multi-link, anti-roll bar w/coil springs, Independent
Front brakes Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes Ventilated Disc
Front tires Bridgestone Potenza
Front wheels 245/40 19
Wheel material Forged Aluminum
Rear tires Bridgestone Potenza
Rear wheels 285/40 19
Wheel material Forged Aluminum

road tests

Top speed 191 mph
1/4 mile 12.3 s
0-60mph 4 s
0-100mph 8.6 s
0-200kph 13.1 s
Distance 100 ft
Hockenheim short lap time 1:13.50
Drag coefficient 0.32

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 8.44 lb/hp
Maximum hp 453 HP @ 7,750 RPM
Maximum torque 358 ft-lb @ 5,000 RPM
Max RPM 8,000 RPM
Engine placement Front
Weight distribution 47%/53%
Steering system Rack and pinion


Engine make Ferrari Tipo F136
Displacement 4,297 cc
Cylinders V8
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 12.2:1
Bore/stroke 3.7 in / 3 in
Block material Aluminum
Cylinder head material Aluminum
Valvetrain Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
VVT system Ferrari VVT
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,825 lb
Width 74.8 in
Height 51.5 in
Length 179.5 in
Front track width 64.2 in
Wheelbase 102.4 in
Has a rear spoiler Yes
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