UPDATED WITH SCHUMACHER INTRO. Would you buy a car from this guy?
As if you needed another reason to want to be Michael Schumacher, the infamous F1 champion has now completed the track and road development stages of the Ferrari California . The rest of the world will have to wait until this autumn when Ferrari’s first retractable hardtop convertible debuts at the Paris Auto Show.
"I have to say that, as with the 430 Scuderia, participating in the project since the very beginning has been really fascinating and great fun," commented Schumacher at the end of a test session at the Fiorano circuit. "Although the cars are very different, they both offer absolutely unique driving pleasure because of the inherently sporty character of all of the cars that come out of Maranello. The 430 Scuderia is, of course, a more extreme model with a focus on absolutely cutting-edge performance. However, although the Ferrari California is very much a Grand Tourer in terms of its usability and high level of interior comfort, it is still surprisingly sporty and fun to drive under any kind of conditions."
The California is powered by a V8 engine that delivers 460 hp at 7,500 rpm. It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in less than 4.0 seconds.