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2013 Ferrari California [w/video]

A Rare Mid-life Updo Comes To The Starter Ferrari Every time I travel to Maranello for a test drive, the three hours or so prior to turning the red key are driven in a U.S. Interstate-style straight line along Italy's A1 autostrada in my 99-horsepower 2001 Opel Astra station wagon with five-speed manual. It's just about the perfect antithetical setup for the unleashing of the hounds that awaits just over the hills south of Ferrari HQ. This trip over was for the midlife upgrade of the Ferrari California for our 2013 model year, a car that promises to weigh less, deliver more... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
4.3L V8
Power:
483 HP / 372 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed DCT
MSRP:
$208,600 base
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