2012 Ferrari California  -  $195,700


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $195,700
Base Invoice: $0
Destination Charge: $2,000
Options: $1,700
Trim: 2dr Conv
Doors: 2
Drive train: Rear Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 15 | City: 13 | Hwy: 19
Body Style: 2dr Conv
Transmission: 7-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 4.3L DOHC DI 32-valve V8 engine

Pros

Sexy styling; slick retractable hardtop; potent 4.3L V8; dual-clutch paddle-shift transmission; world-class performance and handling


Model Highlights

The Ferrari California is meant to recall one of the all-time great Ferraris--the 250 GT California Spyder. But the similarities end with the name. The new California is the first retractable hardtop the company has ever offered and the entire package offers owners all the benefits of a nimble grand tourer combined with a top-down cruiser.

As with any Ferrari, the heart of the California is its powerplant. In this case it is a high-revving 4.3L V8 mounted in a front-midship design, which places the unit as close to the center of the car as possible and allows for optimum weight distribution. The twin-overhead-cam engine utilizes direct fuel injection for increased efficiency--a Ferrari first and power is rated at 490 hp and 372 ft-lb of torque. The only transmission offered is a 7-speed, F1-inspired, dual-clutch, fully automated manual with launch control, which is controlled by paddle shifters mounted on the steering wheel.

The California's suspension is all aluminum, with double wishbones up front, while the rear is an all-new multi-link design. With all that power and handling, stopping is achieved thanks to carbon-ceramic Brembo brakes.

Of course the real standout feature on the California is its top. The fully automatic retractable hardtop takes just 14 seconds to deploy, unfolding neatly from its hidden spot in the trunk. Top up or down, the silhouette of the California is incredibly attractive, a feat difficult to achieve in hardtop convertibles.

Plush interiors are a Ferrari hallmark, and to that end, the California employs nothing but the highest-quality materials. Nearly every surface is covered in rich, supple leather, and the driver's seat is nearly infinitely adjustable to provide the ideal driving position. A 6.5-inch touchscreen controls the infotainment system. A large useable space behind the front seats can be configured to seat two children, or a small bench can be ordered to create easy-access storage. In either configuration, the rear seat-backs fold down to connect the passenger cabin with the trunk.

The California's steering wheel features a small dial called the Manettino, which allows the driver to adjust the attitude of the various mechanical systems of the car, including engine mapping, traction control and suspension.

Standard safety goodies include control for stability and traction with F1 Trac--a system derived from the F1 racing program which uses predictive software to give a delicate and refined control over drive-wheel spin.


Model News

For 2012, Ferrari has made the California even faster. Ferrari upped the horsepower and cut the weight of the car. Power has been increased by 30 horses while weight has been reduced by about 66 lbs. The result is a faster car, both in a straight line and in the corners.


Value Writeup

Ferrari's California fills dual roles as a both a grand tourer and an open 2-seater. It also serves as a showcase not only for Ferrari racing technology but for the elegance of design and luxury drivers have come to expect from the Maranello marquee. With staggering performance and an exclusive price tag, the California has very little in the way of competition on the street.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
12.2

EPA Classification
Two-Seater

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
19 MPG

Cruising Range - City
267.80 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
13 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
15 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
391.40 mi

Engine Type
Gas V8

Displacement
4.3L/262

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
453 @ 7750

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
357 @ 5000

Trans Type
7

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.82

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.37

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
75.0 ft³

Front Shoulder Room
54.4 in

Wheelbase
105.1 in

Length, Overall
179.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.9 in

Height, Overall
51.5 in

Track Width, Front
64.2 in

Track Width, Rear
63.2 in

Trunk Volume
12.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3825 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Double-Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
245/40ZR19

Rear Tire Size
285/40ZR19

Front Wheel Size
19 x 8.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
19 x 9.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
15.4 x 1.34 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
14.2 x 1.26 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.6 gal

Basic Years
2

Basic Miles/km
Unlimited

Drivetrain Years
2

Drivetrain Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Years
2

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
7

Maintenance Miles/km
Unlimited

7-speed automatic transmission -inc: manual sequential sport shift, F1-style paddle shifters

4.3L DOHC DI 32-valve V8 engine

Variable timing for intake & exhaust

Launch control

Rear wheel drive

Limited slip differential

Aluminum body & chassis

Front double-wishbone suspension

Rear multi-link suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

Speed-sensitive pwr rack-&-pinion steering

Brembo ceramic disc brakes

19" silver aluminum wheels

245/40ZR19 front tires

285/40ZR19 rear tires

Pwr retractable aluminum hardtop

Rear lip spoiler

High-intensity projector beam headlights -inc: washers, delay-off, dusk sensor

Rear LED brakelights

Rear fog lamps

Pwr heated exterior mirrors

Glass rear window

Rain & speed-sensitive intermittent windshield wipers

AM/FM in-dash CD/DVD player w/MP3 playback and 30GB hard drive, auxiliary audio input, satellite radio capability, diversity antenna, (7) speakers

Entertainment system w/navigation -inc: 6.5" touch-screen, navigation system, 30GB hard drive, USB port, voice command, Bluetooth, auxiliary input

Pre-wired for phone

Bluetooth connectivity

Steering wheel audio controls

Sport bucket front seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat, 4-way front passenger seat, driver/passenger lumbar

50/50 folding rear bucket seats

Leather seat trim

Front floor mats

Pwr tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Steering wheel-mounted Manettino drive-mode selector -inc: comfort, sport and track modes

Metal/leather-wrapped steering wheel

Instrumentation -inc: tachometer, current gear & speed, TFT display, tire pressure warning, outside temp, trip computer

Remote pwr door locks

Pwr windows -inc: one-touch up/down

Remote anti-theft alarm system

12V front pwr outlets

Retained accessory pwr

Dual-zone climate control w/driver & passenger controls

Rear defogger

Front cupholders

Front console w/storage

Illuminated entry

Front reading lights

Aluminum dashboard trim

Aluminum shift knob

4-wheel anti-lock brakes

F1-Trac traction & stability control system

Dual front airbags

Dual front side airbags

Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation

Emergency interior trunk release

Child seat anchors

 
GAS GUZZLER TAX
$1,700

 
7-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION
$0

 
ARGENTO NURBURGRING METALLIC
$0

 
GRIGIO TITANIO METALLIC
$0

 
NUOVO GRIGIO INGRID METALLIC
$0

 
GRIGIO ALLOY METALLIC
$0

 
BLU MIRABEAU METALLIC
$0

 
BLU TOUR DE FRANCE METALLIC
$0

 
BLU ABU DHABI METALLIC
$0

 
GRIGIO SILVERSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
NERO DAYTONA METALLIC
$0

 
AZZURRO METALLIC
$10,568

 
BIANCO AVUS
$0

 
GIALLO MODENA
$0

 
ROSSO SCUDERIA
$0

 
ROSSO CORSA
$0

 
ROSSO MUGELLO
$0

 
NUOVO BLU POZZI
$0

 
NERO
$0

 
CANNA DI FUCILE
$0

 
AZZURRO CALIFORNIA
$0

 
AZZURRO MONACO
$0

 
BLU NART
$0

 
BLU SWATERS
$0

 
BLU LE MANS
$0

 
VERDE ZELTWEG
$0

 
VERDE BRITISH RACING
$0

 
ROSSO DINO
$0

 
ROSSO FIORANO
$0

 
ROSSO BARCHETTA
$0

 
RUBINO MICALIZZATO
$0

 
AVORIO
$10,568

 
GRIGIO MEDIO
$10,568

 
GRIGIO FERRO METALLIC
$10,568

 
GRIGIO SCURO
$10,568

 
AVIO METALLIC
$10,568

 
CELESTE METALLIC
$10,568

 
VERDE
$10,568

 
BLU SCOZIA
$10,568

 
VINACCIA
$10,568

 
OUT-OF-RANGE PAINT
$8,712

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
CREMA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SABBIA, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BEIGE, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CUOIO, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
ROSSO, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BORDEAUX, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CARTA DA ZUCCHERO, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CIOCCOLATO, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLU SCURO, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRIGIO SCURO, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CHARCOAL, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
NERO, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
BLU MEDIO, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
IROKO, LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$0

 
DEALER PREPARATION
$350

 
CARBON FIBER ENGINE COVERS
$8,184

 
MAGNARIDE DUAL MODE SHOCK ABSORBER SYSTEM
$4,347

 
RED BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,259

 
YELLOW BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,259

 
SCUDERIA RED BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,259

 
ALUMINUM GRAY BRAKE CALIPERS
$1,259

 
19" 5-SPOKE DIAMOND-FINISH ALLOY WHEELS
$1,889

 
19" STAR-DESIGN DIAMOND-FINISH FORGED ALLOY WHEELS
$4,422

 
20" DIAMOND-FINISH SPORT ALLOY WHEELS
$4,422

 
P245/35ZR20 FRONT TIRES
$0

 
P285/35ZR20 REAR TIRES
$0

 
RUN-FLAT TIRES
$2,739

 
SPACE-SAVER WHEEL KIT
$1,400

 
ANTI-CHIP TRANSPARENT FILM
$1,686

 
CARBON FIBER FRONT WING
$5,509

 
CARBON FIBER REAR DIFFUSER
$7,712

 
BLACK EXTERNAL A-PILLARS
$1,889

 
SCUDERIA FERRARI SHIELDS ON FENDERS
$1,542

 
ADVANCED FRONT-LIGHTING SYSTEM (AFS) HEADLIGHTS
$1,809

 
ELECTROCHROMIC EXTERIOR MIRRORS
$967

 
CARBON FIBER REAR PLATE
$1,889

 
PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM
$5,037

 
IPOD CONNECTION
$881

 
FRONT/REAR DAYTONA STYLE SEAT TRIM
$3,305

 
PWR SEAT ADJUSTERS
$5,194

 
LEATHER & ALCANTARA INTERIOR TRIM
$3,305

 
LEATHER & ALCANTARA INTERIOR W/DAYTONA SEATS
$6,296

 
DAYTONA-STYLE REAR SEAT
$1,259

 
ALCANTARA DAYTONA INSERTS
$842

 
LEATHER DAYTONA INSERTS
$842

 
HEAT REFLECTIVE INTERIOR LEATHER TRIM
$2,407

 
DUAL COLOR INTERIOR
$2,407

 
DUAL COLOR INTERIOR W/DAYTONA SEATS
$5,509

 
DIAMOND STITCHING INTERIOR
$3,305

 
COLOR UPON REQUEST FOR SEAT PIPING
$865

 
COLOR UPON REQUEST FOR STANDARD STITCHING
$448

 
COLOR UPON REQUEST FOR SPECIAL STITCHING
$448

 
ARMREST IN COLORED LEATHER
$865

 
ALCANTARA PASSENGER FLOOR MATS
$2,407

 
CARBON FIBER DRIVING ZONE W/LED STEERING WHEEL
$6,768

 
CARBON FIBER DRIVING ZONE
$5,509

 
STEERING WHEEL LED REV DISPLAY
$4,250

 
STEERING WHEEL IN COLORED LEATHER
$448

 
STEERING WHEEL IN HEAT-REFLECTIVE LEATHER
$448

 
RED TACHOMETER
$724

 
YELLOW TACHOMETER
$724

 
CRUISE CONTROL
$1,046

 
ELECTROCHROMIC REARVIEW MIRROR W/HOMELINK
$720

 
INTERIOR & EXTERIOR ELECTROCHROMIC MIRRORS
$1,417

 
LEATHER HEADLINER IN COLOR UPON REQUEST
$3,935

 
UPPER DASHBOARD IN COLORED LEATHER
$998

 
CARBON FINISHED UPPER AREA
$5,666

 
CARBON FINISHED LOWER CABIN
$7,397

 
CENTRAL TUNNEL IN COLOR-MATCHED LEATHER
$550

 
A-PILLARS IN COLORED LEATHER
$998

 
CARBON TRIM DOOR PANELS
$5,666

 
CARBON FIBER TRIM FOR CENTRAL BRIDGE
$4,722

 
DIAMOND PATTERN DOOR PANEL
$1,889

 
ALUMINUM DRIVER & PASSENGER FOOTREST
$787

 
SILVER DEDICATION PLATE
$550

 
LEATHER LUGGAGE SET FOR REAR BENCH
$3,211

 
LEATHER LUGGAGE KIT FOR TRUNK
$6,216

 
ALCANTARA CARGO TRIM
$2,046

 
REAR PARKING CAMERA
$3,463

 
FRONT & REAR PARKING SENSORS
$1,470

 
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
$585

 
SAFETY BELTS IN CUSTOM COLOR
$802

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