• May 21, 2008
Click above for more unnaturally colored images of the Ferrari California

Since Ferrari released the first official photos and details about its new California hard-top convertible last week, the car has no doubt caused an unhealthy amount of drool to collect in pools around the world. Of course, Ferrari debuted the car in the only color it could: Ferrari Red. But there are many other hues out there and we suspect Ferrari owners, at least those in the U.S. who have no shame, are not your typical fanboys and will repaint their California convertibles on day one of ownership to match their favorite shirt. The folks at pigmag.com apparently understand this behavior, and have created a series of images showing the 2009 Ferrari California in every unnatural tinge your mind could conjure. We like the gunmetal gray with the matte black wheels, but your 16-year-old daughter may lean toward the pink one with shiny chrome rims.


Click above for new detail shots of the 2009 Ferrari California

Not to be outdone, Ferrari itself revealed two more high-res detail shots of the California, which we've added to our gallery along with a number of other shots we grabbed from the car's official website. FerrariCalifornia.com has become quite the hangout since the car was revealed, and now features four different audio clips of the California's 460-hp 4.3L V8 at various levels of caning. There are still many areas of the site locked down and branded with countdown timers, so we'll keep our eyes on it for you and let you know when Ferrari gives us the Full Monty.

[Source: FerrariCalifornia.com, pigmag.com via Jalopnik]




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      • 6 Years Ago
      It's just repulsive. Looks like a marital aid for the wife.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I've always been a big fan of Ferraris that are not red or yellow. The green one is just obnoxious. I kind of hate myself for liking it, but I do.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Sorry folks, but I just looked at this car again and almost hurled a second time. Who's in charge of styling at Ferrari? Fiat? I know Ferrari is under Fiat's corporate umbrella, but did Fiat's stylists pen this thing? Pininfarnia used to design beautiful cars for Ferrari, and so did Bertone and Guigiaro. Couldn't Ferrari (Fiat) afford to let another design house have a crack at making the California a good looking car? Is this the best Pininfarnia's designers can do with a brand-new platform?
        • 6 Years Ago
        considering it was Pininfarina himself who designed the original California, before Scaglietti even made it a droptop, what do you think would have happened if they had given the job to anyone BUT him?

        Imagine if in 2020 someone in hollywood bought the rights to make Star Wars VII, but hired Tim Burton to do it. The result would probably be a good movie, but you're not guaranteed to have the same soul as the others.

        Supercar designs in general are either love or hate, because you cant stay in the supercar business by "playing it safe" design-wise

        Some design cues on this new California can of course be object of debate, like the weird exhausts and the led cluster, but you can't say this car isn't true to Ferrari's design...it's like saying you know a child better than their parent does.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pink please. ;)
      • 6 Years Ago
      There's a waiting list for this car? You've got to be kidding(!). It's hideous. Plus in the price range this V8 Ferrari will sell for, a V12 Mercedes SL would be a much better buy with the added advantage of being 100% better looking.
        • 6 Years Ago
        except the V12 SL will be a traction-control addict that will understeer you into a tree unless it destroys the tires first.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I really want to like this car, it has a slick body, bad ass engine, and one of the most beautiful rear ends that I have ever seen on a car... the only thing that keeps me from saying that I love it is the watering down of the Ferrari name. I don't want to see a ferrari parked in front of every starbucks and upperend mall, with a trophy wife holding a Prada bag and an Iphone getting in the drivers door, that is what AMG is for in the performance world. When I see a Ferrari, I want it to be at most once a week, AT MOST, so when I stop what Im doing to take a look I don't feel like I'm wasting too much of my time on something that everyone sees. And I would hate to see Ferrari's move away from being a drivers car. Its just soo pretty.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Problem is... i do live in those areas. hahaha
        • 6 Years Ago
        There's always Pagani.

        Curious: How many Pagani's do you see in the rich LA areas?

      • 6 Years Ago
      It's lovely and all, but honestly, the front's too Japanese for my taste.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No Non Nein No NO NOONONONONON

      WTF~!

      Please please please dont paint any Ferrari's Green, Pink....

      Mr. Ferrari is spinning so fast in his grave that.....Insert witty comment here...

      • 6 Years Ago
      No (Flea), you miss my point entirely. I'm a car designer and I totally understand lineage(!). I'm not questioning the heritage of the Ferrari California. My point is that - given the design elements that brand a look as a 'Ferrari' - the handling of those elements in creating this car are poorly done. There are so many OTHER ways the final product could have looked, using those elements, to express a new styling direction. Pininfarnia has done brilliant work in the past for Ferrari, but in my opinion - as a designer - this car is not one of those that I personally would label as even 'good'. It's acceptable (and the car will sell BECAUSE it's a Ferrari), but it's not one that will - in the future - be remembered as classically beautiful.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The headlights look funny, much like someone's eyelids being pulled back...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The gunmetal grey with anthracite wheels has my vote. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's like looking into a bowl of Fruit loops.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Good point. That's exactly who will be buying it.
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