• Oct 2, 2008


Click either image to view the Ferrari California live in high resolution

It's not every day that Ferrari unveils a new sportscar. And when it does, it's almost invariably billed as a successor to the one that came before, or a version of something already on the market. But the Ferrari California is an entirely different beast, expanding the Prancing Horse's line-up into a new segment, and it certainly looks the part when viewed up close. We'll have to reserve our judgment for the time being on the California's driving dynamics, but the Italians promise it'll keep up its end and then some with its new direct-inject, 460-hp version of the company's 4.3L V8. In the meantime, today was a big day for Ferrari, and we've got the pictures to prove it. Click the thumbnails below to see for yourself.




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      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I hears it wasn't going to be good, but I have got to say this thing is absolutely amazing especially in red.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this beholder sees a raving beauty.
      • 6 Years Ago
      seriously, if a celica and a Maserati GranTourismo had children, that's what their face would look like.
      • 6 Years Ago
      My previous criticisms still hold.

      The line transition at the rear edge of the door into the rear fender should be severed into two lines.

      the grille is a slight bit odd, with an arched top line.

      The tail is very tall, and the blackout is a bit too low on it, where it accentuates how short and low the "bumper" is and how high the trunk lid is. It looks like the back of it's pants are falling down, to anthropomorphize it.

      But I do like the new wheels. It would be better if they were all painted, but at least the new designs are nice.

      The thick 5-spoke wheels look like Sears AutoCenter specials, not Ferrari caliber wheel design. I'd probably still put BBS Challenge style wheels on any ferrari.

      This car still doesn't look as good to me as the 430, hard roof or convertible. The 612 or 599 don't look as good as 430, either, though.

      And I still find myself looking back at the 355, 288GTO/308/328, and 512BB. Those were very nice designs.


      • 6 Years Ago
      It's not bad looking, it'll take a little getting used to, not as beautiful as a 599 GTB Fiorano though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it, it looks really nice.
      It certainly isn't Ferrari's most beautiful car though.
      To all the people that say they don't like it, Ferrari isn't aiming at you as part of their customer base anyway seeing as how most of you probably can't afford it anyways.
      :p
      • 6 Years Ago
      That's one sexy Ferrari... not that any Ferrari isn't sexy... this one's got a little extra sex appeal...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it but I can't get over the IS-F exhaust tip arrangement, wtf?

      Also, whats that gray lens just above the exhaust?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Agreed. I'm pretty positive about the design except for the rear end, and the worst part of the rear end is the exhaust arrangement.
      • 6 Years Ago
      whats up with the 4X4 ride height.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Have they said anything about a price yet?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I like it, I don't care what anyone else says...
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'll second that... I've seen a lot of comments on the other posts for this about how many people don't like this.

        I think it's pretty hot. Kind of like someone put a 599 in the microwave and cut the top off.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oh man, that is one seriously HOT car! Sexy, just like a Ferrari should be!


      The French models are really cute.


      Lol@ "sportscar". I'm not trying to make fun of anybody, I just always thought it looks funny written like that.
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