2013 Ferrari California

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$ 225

  • Type New cars
  • Make Ferrari
  • Model California
  • Fuel Gas
  • Engine size 4.3 liters
  • Power 483 hp
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Number of seats 2
  • Doors 2/3
  • Color Red
  • Vehicle Type Sports car/Coupe
  • Reference ID 002

Vehicle Description

At Ferrari, the march of progress is denoted by increased power and reduced weight — and both are here in the 2013 California.

Under the hood, however, lies the beating heart of a true Ferrari: a V-8 engine rated at 490 horsepower and 373 pound-feet of torque, a 30-horsepower and 26 pound-foot rise for 2013. With a curb weight of 3,825 pounds, the 2013 California gets to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, with a top speed of 193 mph.

Slap the oversized downshift paddle a couple times and press the long-travel throttle toward the firewall, and this grand tourer sheds its relaxed demeanor in an instant. The California has the reflexes of a sports car and fantastic chassis balance. It changes direction eagerly, never pushing or feeling front-heavy. Although light, the steering is ultra precise. The carbon-ceramic brakes which have been standard on all Ferraris since 2008 certainly inspire confidence on the road or track, hauling the car down from triple-digit speeds nearly effortlessly.

This is not just a track car, the comfort part is there, too, starting with the wonderfully shaped seats. Like the seats, the cabin is lined from stem to stern in rich, aromatic, hand-fitted leather. The aggressively sculpted steering wheel feels great, and on our test car it was tricked out with carbon fiber trim and a series of red LEDs at the top of the rim that light up sequentially as your approach the redline. Neat.