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Click image above for high-res mini-gallery of MS and the California at the 'Ring

This past Sunday, Ferrari had its Racing Days event at the Nürburgring in Germany and after the customers got a chance to 'ring out their rides, company legend Michael Schumacher wheeled out the new Ferrari California and put it through its paces. For those of you waiting to hear a lap time, don't hold your breath. The track was wet, the course was the F1 track, and the event was more of a meet-and-greet than a pedal-to-the-metal assault on the GT-R. This short YouTube clip by JurreAG will show you MS taking the California through the first few turns from a standing start near turn one. While you can clearly see that the car has some oomph, there aren't any real references for comparison or hard data for bragging/arguing/flaming yet. Sure does sound nice though, and it beats the last video clip we had of the car pretty much sitting still and posing for beauty shots. Check out the mini-gallery of stills below and the YouTube clip after the jump.

[Source: YouTube via Carscoop]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I still don't understand why people think this car is ugly and bad???????

      I find it to be very unique and beatiful, especially with the top down. Based on the specs this might just turn out to be the quickest hard top roadster in production today. I don't see how people were surprised when it sold out... seriously, people spend upwards of $100,000 on slow ass (relative to price and HP) overweight SL AMG Mercedes! Not to mention close to $100,000 for that FUGLY ass Toyota thing they call a roadster (more like a toadster). With that kind of competition this car seems like a real performance car, not a fashion statement.

      I excluded the XLR because it actually looks cool and different (like a roadster is supposed to), besides the V has some serious perfomance for the price in the luxury hartop roadster class.
      • 6 Years Ago
      it's wierd, this car just does not scream "ferrari" to me... i don't know what it is about it...
      • 6 Years Ago
      How the hell can you tell how nice it sounds? All I can hear it some stupid announcer speaking a language I don't know...
      • 6 Years Ago
      I would have liked to hear the exaust.
      I love Ferrari, but my mind is not made up on this car yet.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I stopped reading at this point:

      "the course was the F1 track"

      • 6 Years Ago
      It's not a real Ferrari because the engine is in the wrong place. That doesn't make it a bad car, but it's not a proper Ferrari. This car has more in common with a Jaguar XK, for example, than it does an F40.
        • 6 Years Ago
        You just made me stupider.