Presenting the lowest price tag in the Ferrari line-up for 2014, the California provides open-air driving excitement, as well as, high-performance in a single vehicle. The rear-wheel drive 2014 Ferrari California’s most notable feature is a power-operated retractable hardtop roof. Still benefiting from a 30 kilogram (or 66-pound) weight savings resulting in a 2012 upgrade, the 2014 Ferrari California provides outstanding performance credentials. 0 to 60-mile per hour acceleration in the 2014 Ferrari California takes place in as little as 3.8 seconds. Powered by a 4.3-liter V-8 engine, the 2014 Ferrari California 30 model provides 483 horsepower and 372 foot-pounds of torque at the driver’s disposal. The only transmission offered on the 2014 Ferrari California 30 is a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. A 2+2 passenger interior largely favors the front seat occupants of the 2014 Ferrari California 30. Leather seats feature a magnesium backrest structure for high comfort as well as low weight. An infotainment operating from a 6.5-inch touchscreen, parking sensors and air conditioning is included standard on the California 30 sports car.Read more Read less
There are no significant changes to the Ferrari California for 2014, although last year it received a bump in power as well as a new 'Handling Speciale' package.
Stunning, classic sports-car profile; sharp handling; legendary Ferrari V8 sound and performance; refined top-down experience; reasonably practical interior
The California is the entry model in the Ferrari lineup, and to some degree it breaks with Ferrari tradition in offering a V8 mounted ahead of the passenger compartment. Best compared to convertible versions of the Porsche 911 Turbo, Audi R8, and Aston Martin V8, the California remains in a different class because of the exclusivity (and requisite waiting lists) that are attached to Ferrari ownership. Although there are likely to be gawkers everywhere you go, this is also one of the most practical Ferraris, offering decent ride comfort and long-distance cruising capability, as well as a cleverly designed retractable hardtop and, perhaps, just enough cargo space for a weekend trip.