Ferrari California

Ferrari California information: everything you need to know if you own it, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about the Cali. Click on the links below for all of CAR magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the California car range. We list the top 10 stories for each model – and where appropriate you can click on ‘More’ to browse even more of our archive content.

Background

The Ferrari California is a coupe-convertible with a folding metal roof. That’s a first for Ferrari, as is the seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox and the V8’s direct injection. For more information on the California, click on our further stories on the links below.

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This is a very different kind of Ferrari - one which is aimed at a different type of customer. That means a large proportion of the motoring public: those who want to cruise open-top one moment, but flip to a coupe the next; more women buyers and people new to the brand (70% of all buyers are just that); and those for whom charging flat-out everywhere is not the be-all-and-end-all. And we raise our glasses to that sentiment. It’s pleasingly different, yet it’s still a prancing horse at heart. Which means the now-turbocharged V8 - another first for a mainstream Ferrari - offers mind-warping speed, the chassis is more than capable of playing bruiser as well as boulevardier and the four-seat cabin is both classy and commodious. We like.

The one we’d buy

This one

The one we’d avoid like the plague

There’s only one - simple choice!

Rivals to consider

Bentley Continental GTC, Mercedes SL

For 

Turbo punch, economy gains, 0-62mph in 3.6sec, classy decapitation job

Against

Somehow, we prefer our Ferraris naturally aspirated

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