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Ferrari California GT specs

Car type Convertible
Curb weight 1787 kg (3940 lbs)
Power / weight 257 ps (254 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 271 Nm (200 lb-ft) / t
Introduced 2009
Origin country Italy
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Performance

Top speed 310 kph (193 mph)
0 - 100 kph 3.9 s
0 - 200 kph 13.1 s
0 - 60 mph 3.5 s
0 - 100 mph 8.6 s
0 - 150 mph 23.3 s
Est. 1/8 mile 8.0 s @ 95.7 mph
1/4 mile 11.9 s @ 117.4 mph
1000 m 21.8 s @ 245.0 kph
Est. 100 - 200 kph 9.2 s

More acceleration times

Ferrari California GT acceleration graph
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KD  4y ago

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


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gallardo man  7y ago

not a very fast ferrari. gallardo is faster.


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ne bleji!  7y ago

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


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Mike B  7y 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  7y 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  7y ago

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


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F355  7y 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  7y 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  7y 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  7y ago

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


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Georg  7y 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  7y 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  7y 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  7y 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  7y ago

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


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Anonymous  9y ago

0-200 time is a bit disappointing.


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Anonymous  9y ago

someone has added this car 3rd on the ring!


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Anonymous  9y 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  9y 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  9y 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.


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Anonymous  9y ago

I highly doubt the New F430-Replacement will Kill the GT-R. dont get me wrong, it will definetly be fast, But the performance of the GT-R is nothing to Sneeze at, Specially considering how much it weighs,costs, and powerd, its no joke.


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M Power  9y ago

1.4 seconds and 1.9 seconds behind the GT-R but with 20hp less power and a rear drive and exactly same weight...The New F450 and our 7 speed gear box and double clutch,i guess kill the GT-R


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A156  9y ago

Well, since now, California has a pretty good performance for its power to weight ratio.


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Bascobah  9y ago

I love the car, just ordered one, should arrive in Nov this year. can't wait to drive it.


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crni09  9y ago

porsche 911 is beather beacuase the bad ferari ever.ferari vs merc the shame porsche is beather


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chip  9y ago

funny how this is out in 2010


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Anonymous  10y ago

I think the torque is 475 Nm not 485. I read 475 Nm in 3 different car magazines.


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Chriss44  10y ago

Weight distribution
47/53


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Anonymous  10y ago

performance source???


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Georg  10y ago

in my hometown is the jury meeting for the Europen Chassie of the Year Award, many of the finalist cars are on display open for public including some cut away, yesterday I saw the Ferrari California, new Skoda Superb, new Opel Insignia, new Passat CC, VW Polo Convertible Concept by Karman, Renault Laguna Coupe GT, new Ford Fiesta, new Audi Q5, there were more cars but they were hidden under coverplan.
Talked to a event manager who told me that the new Toyota Avensis and other cars will also displayed outside free for public...

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