Maranello, May 13th 2008 - The aboriginal official photographs accept been appear of the Ferrari California, the best recent accession to the fresh bearing of Ferraris launched in 2004 with the 612 Scaglietti and added to added afresh with the 430 Scuderia.
The Ferrari California joins the Prancing Horse's 8-cylinder ancestors which has consistently been authentic by ability and performance. It additionally flanks the flagship 612 Scaglietti in the authority adventurous Grand Tourer segment.
The fresh Ferrari California will amuse alike the best ambitious of owners in appellation of its superb agent dynamics and active pleasure. The fresh archetypal will be accessible alone as a convertible with a folding adamantine top. Both anatomy and bodywork are aluminium, in band with the blow of the accepted range. The California will be powered by a fresh V8 agent army for the aboriginal time in the marque's history in the mid-front position.
In band with Ferrari tradition, the fresh archetypal additionally appearance several innovations. Apart from its folding adamantine top, these accommodate the aboriginal 2+ abstraction which guarantees aberrant versatility of use in the rear of the car. The California's 4,300 cc V8 agent appearance absolute ammunition bang and a "flat" crankshaft. It generates 460 CV at 7,500 rpm with a torque ambit that enhances agent dynamics and provides best active amusement which is archetypal for Ferrari.
As per the acceptable Ferrari transaxle layout, the engine, which allows the Ferrari California to dart from 0 to 100 km/h in beneath than 4.0 seconds, will be accompanying to a 7-speed bifold clamp manual that boosts the car's achievement while acceptable the active pleasure, improves ride abundance and reduces ammunition burning and emissions (c.310 g/km CO2). The abundance is added added by a fresh multilink rear abeyance system. The Ferrari California is additionally able with the absolute F1-Trac absorption ascendancy arrangement which fabricated its admission on the 599 GTB Fiorano and has been added acid to clothing the archetypal active altitude accepted for this fresh GT. Brembo brakes featuring carbon-ceramic actual disks as accepted agreement alluringly able braking.
In accession to antic the marque's archetypal administration cues, the berth has additionally been beautifully akin application affection abstracts by Ferrari's own accomplished artisans. Fresh accessories and equipment, such as the seats, council wheel, apparatus console and infotainment system, calm with optimised aerodynamics ensure that this is a awful ergonomic and agreeable car to drive behindhand of whether the top is up or down.
The Ferrari California is aimed at owners who admiration a car which embodies aggregate the Prancing Horse represents in agreement of adventurous architecture and innovation, but additionally seek a car with greater versatility than ever. The car will be clearly apparent to the accessible at the Paris International Car Show. However, over the advancing weeks, fresh photographs and added capacity about it will additionally be published.
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