Ferrari California


The suspension retains the traditional double wishbone system on the front while a new generation of multilink suspension has been specifically developed for the rear. This means greater impact absorption capacity and lower vibration and acoustic levels. In short, greater travelling comfort and identical vehicle handling values.
• An innovative gearbox that ensures higher performances and at the same time greater driving comfort, is more efficient, and requires less maintenance.
• Ideal weight distribution, with 53% of the total weight of the vehicle at the rear and 47% at the front axis.
• There are by-pass valves on the rear silencers and these are electro-hydraulically commanded by the engine control unit.
• The F1- Trac is faster and more precise than a traditional stability control and is capable of delaying and minimising the engine torque corrections required to maintain the desired trajectory. The result is an average increase of 20% in acceleration on exiting curves compared to a traditional control system, greater stability, and ease of steering even under race conditions.
• The roll-bar is a passive safety feature designed to protect occupants should the car roll over.
The system is installed behind the backrest of the rear seats and is hidden by the rear backrest trim so it is normally not visible.The safety control unit will detect if the car begins to roll over and deploys the roll-bar in a breathtakingly fast 190 ms.


The high injection pressure (200 bar compared to current systems with160 bar) guarantees correct pulverisation of the petrol as well as optimum mixing and combustion at up to 8000 rpm. This in turn boosts performance and reduces fuel consumption whilst ensuring that current emission limits are respected.

GDI Engine – Direct Injection
Torque 358 Lb/Ft @ 5000 rpm
0-60 MPH 4,0sec
0-200km/h 12,2sec
Top Speed 310km/h 193 MPH
Trasmission F1 Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) 7 Speed


The retractable hard top (RHT) is unique in terms of its movement, opening/closing speed, stowage method and materials used. The two sections fold neatly onto each other's concave side, which leaves much more space available for the boot, a total of 260 litres, in fact.
• one can request a bench with the space for storing two travel trolleys or two light golf bags. In both versions there is, for the first time in a Ferrari, a fold-down rear seat-back, allowing the California to be used in different situations by linking the cockpit with the spacious 340-litre boot, which becomes 240 litres with the roof down.


Ferrari California

Styling and aerodynamics

Built for All Seasons

When designing the Ferrari California, Pininfarina opted for a classic, sculpted chassis, with a long bonnet and the passenger area slightly weighted towards the rear.