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    Ferrari California (F149 & F149M) 2008-

    Here's the car!

    New Ferrari California revealed: a hugely versatile, innovation-packed GT

    Maranello, May 13th 2008 - The first official photographs have been published of the Ferrari California, the latest addition to the new generation of Ferraris launched in 2004 with the 612 Scaglietti and added to more recently with the 430 Scuderia.

    The Ferrari California joins the Prancing Horse's 8-cylinder family which has always been defined by power and performance. It also flanks the flagship 612 Scaglietti in the prestige sporty Grand Tourer segment.

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

    As per the traditional Ferrari transaxle layout, the engine, which allows 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 that boosts the car's performance while enhancing the driving pleasure, improves 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. New accessories and equipment, such as the 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.

    The Ferrari California is aimed at 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. The car will be officially unveiled to the public at the Paris International Car Show. However, over the coming weeks, new photographs and further details about it will also be published.

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    Same exhaust pipes of the Lexus IS-F. Look at the side view... very similar to the Lexus LF-A
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    I see a lot of the original Cali Spyder design bits in it.

    I'm not crazy about the sculpted lines in the upper body..and it could definitely use more stylish rims....those are way to understated.

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    Would it kill you to include a couple of thumbs, the loyal posters of UCP deserve some drat convenience.

    Looks great, I'm sure they'll sell a billion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino Scuderia View Post
    I see a lot of the original Cali Spyder design bits in it.

    I'm not crazy about the sculpted lines in the upper body..and it could definitely use more stylish rims....those are way to understated.
    I disagree with you there, I think those rims are perfect for the car and I don't think the rims are understated at all.
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    Ferrari California

    New Ferrari California revealed: a hugely versatile, innovation-packed GT

    Maranello, May 13th 2008 - The first official photographs have been published of the Ferrari California, the latest addition to the new generation of Ferraris launched in 2004 with the 612 Scaglietti and added to more recently with the 430 Scuderia.

    The Ferrari California joins the Prancing Horse's 8-cylinder family which has always been defined by power and performance. It also flanks the flagship 612 Scaglietti in the prestige sporty Grand Tourer segment.

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

    As per the traditional Ferrari transaxle layout, the engine, which allows 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 that boosts the car's performance while enhancing the driving pleasure, improves 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. New accessories and equipment, such as the 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.

    The Ferrari California is aimed at 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. The car will be officially unveiled to the public at the Paris International Car Show. However, over the coming weeks, new photographs and further details about it will also be published.
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    I don't like how it looks tho it's a common thing to me - I often need some time to get used to a new car... Maybe this is a situation...

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    Quote Originally Posted by faksta View Post
    I don't like how it looks tho it's a common thing to me - I often need some time to get used to a new car... Maybe this is a situation...
    Same here, and usually when it's a new Ferrari I adore it blindly because it's a Ferrari, but this time I don't know... I like the general lines of the car, but not the front. I wanna see one in silver, or black...
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    it was a beautiful 35 seconds.
    David says:
    that's what she said

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    I like it. I think it looks worthy of the California name and all that goes with that on a Ferrari. It's very aggressive and muscular in front and then sort of swoopy and elegant down the side.

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    David, I see no idea why you used this thread as the base thread and not just open a new one in the Hideout...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gt1Street View Post
    David, I see no idea why you used this thread as the base thread and not just open a new one in the Hideout...
    I opened a nice clean new thread here in the hide-out, but it got a little hosed up when the two threads were merged...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gt1Street View Post
    David, I see no idea why you used this thread as the base thread and not just open a new one in the Hideout...
    To be entirely honest, I f***ed up.

    I wanted to merge both threads, starting with nopassn's one, I did the opposite. Fail.
    Reginald *IB4R* says:
    it was a beautiful 35 seconds.
    David says:
    that's what she said

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndclasscitizen View Post
    Made of fail you are.
    Shit happens I guess.
    Reginald *IB4R* says:
    it was a beautiful 35 seconds.
    David says:
    that's what she said

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    The hi-res pics are in the hide-out. The rest is just details.
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