• Jun 4, 2010
Marc Gene goes joyriding the Ferrari California – Click above to watch video after the jump

During a Ferrari event at the Yas Island Formula 1 circuit, Ferrari test driver Marc Gene took some willing participants out for laps of the track, going high on the oversteer and tire smoke. The ride of choice was a Ferrari California, and it's good to see the hardtop coupe is still a leering stallion... but even so, it's still a California. If that's what you're into, there's 2:03 of goodness in the video after the jump. Enjoy!

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      • 4 Years Ago
      This is the easiest Ferrari to drive aggressively.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Beautiful car, girly or not. The video looked like fun but did anyone else feel poor after..... Or is it just me?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Michael Schumacher, who helped Ferrari tune the engine and suspension, would take offense to your calling this a Girl Car.

      Who gives a %$@#? It's a gorgeous car. It's a Ferrari, so its form follows its function. If I had the cash, and wanted a convertible, I'd be hard pressed to find a better car.

      Maybe that Gallardo Spyder. What a sound. Go watch Top Gear S14 ep(2 I think, where they go to Romania ).

      Wonderful Ferrari. Yes, get the manual gearbox. Maybe we could argue that non manual gearboxed cars are woman cars, instead?
      • 4 Years Ago
      now I don't think it's a girls car anymore!
        • 4 Years Ago
        I think Coupes converted into Cabrios are chick cars while purpose built Cabrio/Roadsters are not. Tha'ts how I see it, so California and SL65, not chick cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        not familiar with the past decades offerings from mercedes, eh?

        Again, I'd hardly call the SL65 a chick car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        -1 for ever thinking the last Ferrari to get a manual transmission was a chick car.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I didn't say Black. It has a fixed carbon fiber roof.

        The "regular" SL65 with it's folding hard-top and its 604 hp/ 738 lb-ft is enough to make my point.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Corner49
        show me one picture of a SL65 Black - with the top down.
        the regular one, is comfortable.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Corner49
        -2 for thinking a car with a retractable hard top could be anything BUT a girls car
        • 4 Years Ago
        It's insane even though it's not as good as its brothers. After all, it's a Ferrari.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That seems awfully tail happy, Let's see how many people buy it and wrap it around a telephone pole. There are some videos on youtube of people doing just that. Just because you can afford one dosen't mean you can drive one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very fancy driving of a flabby real estate agents' car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      LUIGI ONLY FOLLOW THE FERARRI !!
      • 4 Years Ago
      softest Ferrari out there
        • 4 Years Ago
        it does seem to have alot of body roll, when compared to an F430. Although, I am sure its a great daily driver
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not impressed with either the car or the driving. The suspension is waaaay too soft, and the deliberate throttle oversteer is just so much fanboy porn. I've raced myself, and there's nothing in that video that the driver did that I couldn't do myself.

      Put some stiffer springs and shocks on that thing, and tell the driver to quit screwing around and to try to drive his best lap time, and then you'll have something.

      I gotta concede, though, it is a Ferrari...which means that if nothing else, it has a really nice paint job.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why the music? Just why?
      • 4 Years Ago
      What is the point of buying a car that will do over 200 mph, and cost multiple hundreds of thousands, when the maximum speed limit on any highway in the U.S. is only 70 mph?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Do it in a Ferrari and it's fun.

      Do it in a GX460 and Consumer Reports says it's a rollover risk, do not buy.

      All I want is a little consistency in life.

      But seriously, that looks like a blast - I've been at "similar" ride-alongs for other brands, but we've never kicked the rear out quite that much. This would've been awesome!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because in a 6ft SUV with very soft suspension DOES have a rollover risk.

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