Ferrari California Models and California History

Inspired by the prized 1957 250 GT California Spyder designed for the North American market, Ferrari instituted a number the classic vehicles traits into a retractable hardtop sports car introduced in 2010. The Ferrari California could transform from coupe to convertible in 14 seconds thanks to a power-operated aluminum roof section. When the top is deployed, the 2010 California achieved a drag coefficient number of 0.32, the best posted by a Ferrari road car upon the time of its release.


As a two-seat sports car, the Californias interior was finished with high-grade materials. Bluetooth connectivity, eight-way power seats and dual-zone climate control came standard on the California. The 2010 Ferrari Californias power was sourced from a direct-injected, 4.3-liter V-8 engine that generated 453 horsepower mounted ahead of the passenger cabin. The powerplant was connected exclusively to Ferraris first dual-clutch transmission. A seven-speed gearbox able to be shifted manually, power for the 2010 California could also be applied automatically through the transmission. A six-speed manual transmission was briefly offered on the California in 2012. Worldwide, only two examples of the Ferrari California exist with the manual gearbox. For 2013, the Ferrari California received a host of technical advancements.


New pistons, manifold and a reprogrammed ECU coaxed an additional 30 horsepower from the 4.3-liter engine. The 2014 California also offered a Handling Speciale package that rode on magnetorheological dampers. In 2014, the redesigned Ferrari California T emerged as a substantially more potent version of the retractable hardtop sports car. With an all-new turbocharged 3.9-liter V-8 powerplant that produced 560 horsepower and 557 pound-feet of torque, the Ferrari California T surged from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds.


New and Used California Prices, Ferrari California Model Years and History

The Ferrari California is an elegantly designed and curvaceous supercar that has plenty to offer. Head-turning is just an added bonus.
The longest-running product in the current Ferrari sports car line-up, the 483-horsepower hardtop convertible California 30 presents ample cruising enjoyment for performance-seeking drivers.
Updated for 2013, the Ferrari California carries on its supercar attributes with increased power, making for a blistering 0-60 time of 3.4 seconds.
Carried over for 2012, the Ferrari California is a RWD, front-mid engine, grand touring hard-top convertible super car.
Far from a traditional Ferrari, the 2011 California is a grand touring convertible with a RWD, front-mid engine layout and a retractable hard-top.
A brand-new hardtop convertible, the 2010 Ferrari California is a 453 hp exotic sports car that features a brand-new seven-speed paddle-shifted automatic transmission.