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KD  2 years ago  

I hear the new California will have a 4 litre turbo.SAD.VERY SAD.


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gallardo man  5 years ago  

not a very fast ferrari. gallardo is faster.


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ne bleji!  5 years ago  

official says = 12.2 0-200km/h! is it possible?


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Mike B  5 years ago  

Those times from the french magazine are real, it even has a laptime on Magny-curse club,

http://motorsport-magazine.fr/index.php?option=com_flippingbook&view=book&id=29:num-hs04&catid=2:anciens-numeros&tmpl=component

Every issue has the laptimes, but I couldn't find any scans, you had to print the page in order to see the laptimes somewhat clearly cuse there's no zoom option.


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F355  5 years ago  

@FastestLaps
3.9 s to 100 km/h, 21.8 s to 1000 m, Vmax 311 km/h (13.2 s to 200 km/h missing in the table):
http://www.quattroruote.it/prove/doppio-sogno-ferrari-california/prestazioni


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Luque  5 years ago  

@F355 and @Fastestlaps
On quattroruote Website, need to be registered


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F355  5 years ago  

@FastestLaps
These 3.9 13.1 21.8@245 are quoted from the French mag.
Quattroruote clocked 3.9 13.2 (I think) 21.8@? and 311 top speed, issue 6/2009.
I can't find either of the sources right now, I'm sorry.


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F355  5 years ago  

California test results by French magazine Motorsport are quoted here:
http://www.autopareri.com/forum/ferrari/36938-test-stampa-quattroruote-ferrari-california.html
0-100 km/h 3.9 s,
0-200 km/h 13.1 s,
1000 m 21.8 s @ 245 km/h.
Can we update..?

...and with Marc Gene at work...
http://www.turbo.fr/videos-voiture/268764-essai-de-la-ferrari-california.html


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FastestLaps  5 years ago  

@F355 Sure, just tell me what the issue date/issue number is for the quattroroute where these times were published. And it would be great if you could also provide me with a scan/photograph of the corresponding page.


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FastestLaps  6 years ago  

Well... it\'s a different story for turbo engines where my definition of \"true exhaust\" can not apply.


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Georg  6 years ago  

@Fastestlaps

the Ferrari F40 is a V8 and it has a tripple exhaust functional :)

bai07-ferrari-f40-engine2-30278.jpg

the question is what gases goes through it...in case of the F40 the central pipe was for gases released from the wastegate of the turbochargers... so all three pipes were used for real exhaust gas coming out of the engine...


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FastestLaps  6 years ago  

@F355

Of course there are exhaust gasses flowing from all exhaust pipes of California or 458. Having non-functional purely cosmetic pipes on Ferrari would be somewhat tragic, considering the brand\'s image and price one has to pay for one of those cars.

However, like I said before, you can not have true triple exhaust setup on 8 cylinder engine. And by \"true exhaust\" I mean a connection going from the rear of the car all the way to the exhaust manifolds.

458 has triple exhaust tips not exhausts. It is a common practice to have dual exhaust with quad exhaust tips (which is the case for California as well).


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F355  6 years ago  

All exhaust pipes of the California are functional.

On the 458 the function of the central and lateral exhaust pipes is different.
"One of the main objectives with the exhaust was to reduce weight. The catalytic converter is attached to the central section of the exhaust by a flexible element to reduce the amount of vibration transmitted and to thus allow thinner metal to be used. Similarly the pre-catalytic converter has been eliminated, lowering overall weight and reducing back pressure whilst still respecting strict Euro 5 and LEV2 emissions."
Illustration of an after market exhaust for the 458:
http://www.bestexhaust.com.au/shop/product_info.php?cPath=78_41&products_id=1240&osCsid=1r2lhesduqes1u3i47jjtj2ct1


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FastestLaps  6 years ago  

what? Fake exhausts? are they kidding me? On a Ferrari?

Well, how can you explain triple exhausts on 458? 8/3 = ~2.7 cylinders per exhaust. How can there be a true triple exhaust on a V8?


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Dez  6 years ago  

what? Fake exhausts? are they kidding me? On a Ferrari?


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Anonymous  7 years ago  

0-200 time is a bit disappointing.


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Anonymous  7 years ago  

someone has added this car 3rd on the ring!


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Anonymous  7 years ago  

i love those exhausts, atleast there not fake

About the exaust not being fake.....(from Car and Driver)

The stacked rear tailpipes, like those of the Lexus IS F, are purely cosmetic and have no physical attachment to the ordinary exhaust pipes they conceal.

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparisons/09q3/2009_ferrari_california_vs._2009_mercedes-benz_sl63_amg-comparison_tests/2009_ferrari_california_page_3


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Anonymous  7 years ago  

Whaaaat? the Rear is the best part of the car, and i love those exhausts, atleast there not fake..Cough (Lexus) cough.


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Anonymous  7 years ago  

Taking a look at this car there are several dissapointments i have like those super ugly rear lights, the lexus style exaust, the aston martin front fender and those hood scoops are a thing of the past, i would take the F430 over this any day.