New 2009 Ferrari California First Photos & Specs

New 2009 Ferrari California First Photos & Specs The Ferrari has begun the party a week earlier than expected by revealing first official pictures and details of its long anticipated supercar. Please welcome the all new Ferrari California. Like other current Ferraris, this Pininfarina-penned 2-seater comes with aluminium fabricated chassis and bodywork and slots in just below the 612 Scaglietti.

The Ferrari California joins the Prancing Horse's 8-cylinder family and will be available exclusively as a convertible with an electrically powered folding hard top. The California will be powered by a new V8 engine mounted for the first time in the marque's history in the mid-front position.

The California's 4,300 cc V8 engine features direct fuel injection and a "flat" crankshaft. It generates 460 hp of horsepower at 7,500 rpm which allows the latest Ferrari sportcar to jump from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 4.0 seconds The traditional Ferrari transaxle engine layout will be coupled to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission for improved ride comfort and reduced fuel consumption and emissions (c.310 g/km CO2).

The Ferrari California is also equipped with the exclusive F1-Trac traction control system which made its debut on the 599 GTB Fiorano along with Brembo brakes featuring carbon-ceramic material disks.

The car will be officially unveiled at the Paris International Car Show in September this year. However, over the coming weeks, new photographs and further details about it will also be released by Ferrari.

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