• Oct 7, 2008
Click above for high-res gallery of the 2009 Ferrari California

Yesterday we told you that the Ferrari California was officially sold out through 2010. Some of you seemed to think that this was a ploy. Others thought it fitting. Still others thought it ridiculous because of the car's lack of aesthetic appeal. Well, for all but the last group, here is the newest batch of official photos from Ferrari showing this hot little coupe/cab. More beauty shots of the red and blue models have popped up in the wake of the Paris Motor Show and we have them here for you to see and download. They might even convert a few of you who have thus far been impervious to this car's charms. Click any image here to go to the full high-res galleries.






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      • 6 Years Ago
      Yeah baby!! This is what I am talking about.Hot European sports car.Fast,fuel efficient and stylish.Europeans know how to build a sports car.Totally different from Z06.If Camaro was a German or Italian car,the EU wouldn't let Chevy sell Z06.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought that they'd might grow on me, but I'm just not a big fan of the stacked pipes
      • 6 Years Ago
      usually it takes me a while to get used to new ferraris, and i like that. the shape is ahead of our time, it grows on you. porsches can have the same effect to a smaller extent. although i haven't seen the california in the flesh yet, it worries me that the shape is so easy to digest. but then, i could be wrong, on both counts.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Again, here is my point:

        "while the production model, even the first one, still doesn't look dated"

        "The Porsche Boxster was not only the first clean-sheet-design Porsche in 20 years (since the Porsche 928), it was a two-seat roadster with looks and road manners recalling the legendary mid-1950s 550 Spyder."

        The car doesn't look dated, yet is an openly modern interpretation of the 550.... just as the 911 is an openly modern interpretation of the 356. History. Dare I say... Retro. But at the same time, counter to your comments.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i was talking more about the boxster: first there was a sensational show car, then the production version came out and people were disappointed. too bland, too normal. looking back, you can place the showcar's looks to the year it was designed, while the production model, even the first one, still doesn't look dated.
        when frank stevenson was at ferrari his philosophy was that ferraris be instantly likeable. i don't know if i agree with him, it's a very debatable point.
        i'm looking forward to seeing the california in the flesh
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car has definitely grown on me.

      Usually my opinions about a car's aesthetics don't change drastically. This is one of the few times I've changed my tune completely. I think this Ferrari is a thing of beauty.

      The headlights are the only weak link in my opinion. Everything else looks sexy.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree with you completely. It's grown on me too. The headlights are definitely the biggest flaw, and I love the side profile... especially with the top down. I even love the rear end, stacked exhausts and all.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hot, so hot! Best looking Ferrari since the Acura NSX.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think it's a beautiful-looking car. It shows how much GM is missing from their Corvette program.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I very much agree that it isn't best looking Ferrari ever made, but i really need to try hard to turn this car ugly. It might be a bit too soft looking for Ferrari, but ugly? Just no.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Really nice effort with the photography. Still not doing it though, sorry :(
      • 6 Years Ago
      This car has grown on me as well.

      The best looking hard top convertible around - doesn't even look like a convertible with the top up...now isn't that the point?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the new California, I think the rear is a bit chunky but since it does have a retractable hard top I guess that is OK. I like that they are going to offer a new dual-clutch transmission instead of an F1 style because it is going to be easier to live with. I like the idea of the hard top because it can be a serene coupe or an excellent top-down beach cruiser. Overall I love it!

      http://www.autoglassguru.com/state-CA.html
      • 6 Years Ago
      Potential buyers should take a look at the Alfa 8C, which looks a million times better than this P.O.S.

      By the way, the governator should consider banning Ferrari for using the name "California" on such hideous crap.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Personally, Ferraris look good in metal rather than in pictures. I never thought the 599 GTB looked good but when i had time to look at it properly in the dealership i was impressed.
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