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    The California is a car filled with firsts for Ferrari: the first front-engine V-8, the first use of direct injection, the first seven-speed transmission, the.

    First Drive: Ferrari California. State of Grace: Can Maranello's Latest be Called a Proper Italian Supercar?.

    Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations. Best deals first Worst deals first Lowest price first Highest price first Lowest mileage first Highest mileage first Closest first Farthest first Oldest first by car year Newest first by car year Newest listings first Oldest listings first. Its sound level and ride are sedate by Ferrari standards, and its cabin elegant and luxurious. The injectors are located under a big, red, and gorgeous intake plenum, and the underside of the hood is lined with a sound-deadening material that makes the ticking almost completely inaudible.

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    The California is full of firsts: On the one hand, computerized, precise mass production makes the California seem somehow less special; on the other, it ensures the highest level of quality. Screeeetch — less special? I mean the California no insult by that. I love the way it crackles and barks and screams. I love how it scares small children and grown men alike with its acoustic assault; how it accelerates and shifts with such violence that it renders its passengers hysterical.

    Some, however, might find the F a bit much. For these people, Ferrari makes the California. The California is a softer, milder, less insane Ferrari. Its sound level and ride are sedate by Ferrari standards, and its cabin elegant and luxurious. Upon first driving off, you notice that the suspension is supple, the gearchanges are smooth, and, like all modern Ferraris, the steering is Cadillac-overboosted and lacking in feel.

    I drove the California in traffic for almost a hundred miles before I finally flung it into a corner-and became quickly aware that, like the GTB and the Scaglietti, it has two very distinct personalities. The California turns in with amazing immediacy-likely a result of having most of its weight between the axles. To that end, the V-8 is mounted completely aft of the front axle and the dual-clutch transmission is a transaxle mounted in the rear.

    Not much feedback comes through the steering wheel, and the brakes are somewhat wooden, but this is a car that knows how to dance. Chassis balance is spot-on perfect, serving up high-speed drifts that are easily controlled with the throttle. Read my blog on Transmissions for more detailed information about the Ferrari dual-clutch transmissions. Lateral body control lean in corners feels, from the cockpit, to be nonexistent, but the suspension does allow a lot of brake dive.

    I think Ferrari needs to program in a very quick misfire during shifts to interrupt the exhaust note momentarily. Other sports car manufacturers do this. Speaking of fuel delivery interruption, one other area that could benefit from additional programming is at very light throttle openings. All modern cars cut fuel to the engine when you lift completely off the throttle-and the transition between very light load cruising and fuel-cutoff is quite rough in the California.

    On the other hand, Ferrari has done a fantastic job of hiding the ticking sounds that high-pressure injectors make at idle. The injectors are located under a big, red, and gorgeous intake plenum, and the underside of the hood is lined with a sound-deadening material that makes the ticking almost completely inaudible.

    This is a V-8 that never feels soft; it pulls hard from idle to its rpm redline. The California also comes with two-zone climate control and air conditioning that kept the cabin cool even in degree desert sun. The seats are supportive, and without exception every interior material is top-rate.

    The mostly aluminum structure is so incredibly robust that at no time did I notice any scuttle shake or chassis flex. The California looks best in darker colors, which help hide its homely rear end.

    Fortunately, the front of the California is far better resolved, although the car appears tall and narrow, rather than having the wide and low stance that one expects from a sports car.



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