The Ferrari California's design takes its inspiration from the 1957 250 California. The sleek aerodynamic styling is like the rest of the current Ferrari models while it also retains a number of signature Ferrari styling cues. The grille and slender air intake at the centre of the bonnet borrows traits from the 250 GT California. The car's signature feature is its retractable hard top made from aluminium panels and has a cast aluminium weight-bearing structure which has reduced its overall weight enabling the entire opening or closing process in just 14 seconds.

Utmost attention has been given to the design and in-car comfort of the Ferrari California's cabin, a perfect balance between luxury and comfort. In between the front seats, the car gets a new aluminium-trimmed centre console. The car's magnesium-framed seats are electrically adjustable. The instrument panel comes with analogue instruments like a tachometer and rev counter and features a four-screen TFT Multi-display. The new infotainment system with 6.5-inch touch screen also gets satellite navigation, USB connection, Bluetooth, hard disc, voice commands and IPOD connector.

The standard safety equipment includes front retractable airbags (driver and passenger sides) and side retractable air bags in door panels. New generation adaptive headlights known as AFS (Advanced Front lighting System) that offer improved visibility on the road are also available on request.

The Ferrari California is powered by the 4.3-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine producing 483 bhp and 500 Nm of torque. This comes mated to a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. The car can do a top speed of 310 kmph and sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.8 seconds.

Unlike the Aston Martin DB9 Volante and the Audi R8 Spyder, the Ferrari California is a very affordable luxury convertible and offers a lot of space for its passengers.

Petrol Variants of the car are:

1. Ferrari California T

2. Ferrari California GT

Variants Ex-Showroom Price
237.67 Lakhs Get on road price


Fuel Type PETROL
Engine CC 4297
Power 459.3 BHP
Torque 49 @ 5,000 (kgm@rpm)
No Of Cylinders 8
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Paddle Shift -
Kerb Weight 1735

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