Ferrari California

Ferrari California

In recent decades, luxury cars will not be separated from the Italian manufacturer is legendary, which is Ferrari. Speaking of cars with design and maximum speed, then everyone will always remember the Ferrari. The memory can not be separated from the many options issued by these manufacturers, as well as the many fans who have luxury cars and collect this. One is the Ferrari California.

The 2010 Ferrari California ranks 4 out of 7 Exotic Sports Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 16 published reviews and test drives of the Ferrari California, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.

The 2010 Ferrari California is an exotic wonder that handles just as marvelously on the track as it does on long-distance pleasure cruises. Competitors may offer more power and sportier capabilities, but few are as practical or luxurious. "The California represents a new chapter for the Italian coachbuilder in an already amazing book filled with super exotic masterpieces," writes Motor Trend. "Da Vinci would be proud."

Introduced in 1957, the Ferrari California nameplate has long served as a symbol of exclusivity and escapism. Nowhere is this more evident than in the 1986 cult-classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off, in which bad-boy Ferris convinces his uptight buddy, Cameron, to steal his father's much-loved 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder for a day out on the town.

The 2010 Ferrari California, however, is significantly different from its predecessor. Automobile Magazine explains: "The California is full of firsts: it's the first-ever front-mounted V-8-engined Ferrari, it's the first use of direct injection in a Ferrari, and it's Ferrari's first dual-clutch automated manual transmission. It's also the first Ferrari built on a modular architecture, and the first built on a new production line that is downright spooky in its modernity."

Indeed, the 2010 Ferrari California is unique. It’s the only exotic sports car under $200K to feature an automatic retractable hardtop and boasts the most cargo room in its class. Compared to its rivals, the 2010 Ferrari California is not the most capable sports performer. However, it’s hard to knock a car that has a top speed of 193 mph and can blast from 0 to 62 mph in less than four seconds. Car and Driver explains, "The California is milder [than the F430], a car that's certainly capable of stimulating adrenal glands but is also sufficiently docile -- dare we say practical? -- to serve as an everyday driver."

Dimensions and Weight
Overall length 179.6 in
Overall width 74.9 in
Height 51.5 in
Wheelbase 105.1 in
Front track 64.2 in
Rear track 63.2 in
Dry wheight 3593 lb
Kerb weight 3825 lb
Weight distribution 47% Front - 53% Rear Fuel tank capacity
20.6 US gal (17.3 UK/gal)
Boot (trunk) capacity 12 cu ft 8.5 (roof closed)

Type 90° V8 with fuel direct injection
Bore and stroke 3.70 x 3.05 in
Unit displacement 32.75 cu in
Total displacement 262.22 cu in
Compression ratio 12.2.01
Maximum power** 338 kW (460 CV) at 7750 rpm
Maximum torque 485 Nm (357 lbft) at 5000 rpm

CCM Brakes
Front 15.4 x 1.34 in
Rear 14.2 x 1.26 in

CST with F1 TRAC system Control for stability and traction
TPTMS (Tyres Pressure and Temperature Monitoring System)

Maximum speed 193 mph
0-62 mph less than 4.0 sec
0-400 m 12.2 sec
0-1.000 m 22.1 sec

Gearbox; F1, dual clutch 7 gears + Reverse
Gearbox: Manual 6 gears + Reverse

Front :Double wishbone
Rear :Multilink

Front :245/40 ZR19"
Rear :285/40 ZR19"
Front (option): 245/35 ZR20"
Rear (option): 285/35 ZR20"

Fuel Consumption
Combined ECE* 13.1 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions