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2008 Ferrari California 4.3 V8 Specifications

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2008 Ferrari California 4.3 V8:

The California is a "genuine" Ferrari, right? Being the first front-engined V8, first car with a folding roof, and first vehicle with a twin-clutch transmission, it undoubtedly propels the firm into uncharted territory. The all-things-to-all-people brief seems impossible, but thus far we have been pleasantly surprised. If we're being really honest, we were also a little astonished since we didn't think the California could be both a cozy, easy-going GT and a blatantly Ferrari. Two issues, however, have remained unresolved up until this point, notably whether the California can live up to its audacious-looking performance claims, including 0-62 mph in less than 4 seconds, and if its chassis set-up is compatible with UK roads. Here is where we learn.

We've drove some of our favorite lanes and A-roads, been to the Millbrook Proving Ground for straight-line performance evaluations, and used the Bedford Autodrome's West Circuit to record a lap time. Additionally, we placed both Californias on our corner scales. Both? It's a test of two halves, as it always is with Ferrari: the numbers obtained on an Italian vehicle serviced by Italian mechanics and the on-road impressions gained from the UK press vehicle, which has just completed its pre-delivery preparation. The California once more delivered a few surprises, most of them positive.

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Number of cylinders : 8
Engine Code : -
Fuel type : Petrol
Engine Alignment : Longitudinal
Engine Position : Front
Engine size : 4297 cm3 / 262.2 cu-in
Bore x Stroke : 94.00 x 77.37 mm, 3.7 x 3.05 inches
Number of valves : 32
Aspiration : Naturally aspirated
Compression Ratio : 12.20
Horsepower : 454 HP / 338 kW @ 7750 rpm
Maximum torque : 485.0 Nm / 357 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm
Drivetrain : RWD
Transmission Gearbox : 7 Speed Automatic
Fuel Consumption
Fuel Consumption : 13.1 L/100 Km / 22 MPG UK / 18 MPG US
Range : 595 Km / 370 miles
Fuel Tank Capacity : 78 L / 20.6 US gallons / 17.2 UK gallons
CO2 emissions : 299.0 g/Km
Top Speed : 193 Mph, 310 Km/h
Acceleration 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62 mph) : 4.10s
Selling Price : $169,654

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