The modern Ferrari California isn’t just one of the ugliest cars Ferrari has ever made; it’s one of the ugliest cars ever put on sale. It is grossly ill-proportioned and strange. And there’s one reason why this one sold for $438,478.
Ferrari got Swiss exploding car expert Fabian Oefner and the California T together, and set the guy loose with a few buckets of UV paint in a wind tunnel. The result is a raver's wet dream.
Meet the brand new Ferrari California T. As in turbo. A 560 horsepower 3.8-liter twin-turbo to be exact!
Ferrari is going to be showing some sort of car at the Geneva Motor Show. It's called the "149M." Is this the new California?
Time flies, doesn't it? The Ferrari California was first shown more than five years ago and since then, it's become a staple wherever there's a Saks Fifth Avenue. Ferrari doesn't let any of its cars get old anymore, so it's time for a new California.
Remember Howard A. Levitt, the hardworking Canadian employment lawyer and car enthusiast forced to ditch his Ferrari California in a flood so he could win a case for his client? It turns out he's getting a brand-new Ferrari, and it's a gift from the folks at Maranello themselves.
Howard A. Levitt is a busy guy. He's one of Canada's leading employment attorneys, and when he has a case, he never lets his clients down — even when he has to abandon his prized Ferrari California in a flood so he can make it to a hearing.
Record rainfall hit Toronto this evening stranding people in trains, cars, and buildings. It also submerged one unlucky Ferrari California. Silly Canadians, water is the natural enemy of Ferraris.
As carmakers are ordered to downsize their engines by the EU, automakers have had to get creative (read: turbochargers) to keep the same number of horses under the hood while still meeting new fuel economy and emissions standards.
Okay, so these official Ferrari press pictures of the California were actually taken near an Italian salt mine, but they do capture a certain gestalt, don't they?
The California is kind of the unwanted stepchild in the current Ferrari lineup. It's not as fast as the 458 and isn't as good at transporting four people as the FF. But in 20 years, it will be one of the most sought after Ferraris from this generation.
Considering Ferrari hasn't produced a turbocharged vehicle since the F40, we were rather surprised hear the familiar sound of a turbo coming from this California recently spotted on the manufacturer's private test track.
A man hoping to buy a $200,000 Ferrari California launched it into the bay just north of San Francisco during a too spirited test drive Saturday afternoon. The car reportedly went airborne before landing in the drink.
Trophy wives rejoice! The 2012 Ferrari California will get you to Barney's that much faster thanks to an increase in power to 490 hp and a removal of around 66 pounds — or one Olsen Twin. They've also added a Handling Speciale package for those inclined to drive somewhere other than Madison Avenue.
It's been too long since we've heard from Lapo Elkann, plaboy heir to the Agnelli family that controls Fiat/Chrysler. But being nose-deep in work at Fiat doesn't mean he's eschewed all fun — like having Ferrari build him a denim-interior California.
German tuner Novitec Rosso (they're from Stetten) has supercharged many a Ferrari. So imagine the look on your trophy wife's kisser when she inadvertently lays a 100-foot long stretch of rubber in the Nordstrom's lot in her Ferrari California.