Ferrari will unveil a special edition California at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 2-4, 2010. Following the tradition of the Berlinettas of the 1950s and 1960s, the new California Bi-Colore will feature a “bi-colore” roof, with the car painted in Argento Nurburgring (metallic silver) with the roof and A-pillar painted in Nero (black).

Next to this, the special edition will be distinguished by forged 20" matte black wheels with titanium wheel bolts, as well a host of "extra-campionaro" factory-fit options from the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme such as diamond-stitching on the rear seats and Cavallino stitching on headrests in Nero.

The Ferrari California is powered by a direct injection 4.3 V8 engine with 460hp, mated to a dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox. It comes with the latest F1-Trac traction control system, a new multi-link rear suspension, and, of course, an innovative retractable folding hardtop that opens or closes in only 14 seconds.

Press release after the jump.

From Ferrari’s press release

The Ferrari California is the Prancing Horse’s first front-engined V8 which has been classically styled to echo one of the greatest designs from Ferrari’s history, the 250 GT California. The new California, however, is packed with the latest technology and includes Ferrari’s first dual-clutch 7-speed gearbox, a direct injection 4.3 V8 engine with 460hp, the latest F1-Trac traction control system, a new multi-link rear suspension, and, of course, an innovative retractable folding hardtop that opens or closes in only 14 seconds. The California has already received the critical acclaim of the automotive press around the world, with Top Gear claiming it is a “proper God’s honest, marrow-deep Ferrari”, and Autocar describing it as “absolutely bloody marvellous!”

The particular Ferrari California on display at Goodwood features a “bi-colore” roof, with the car painted in Argento Nurburgring (metallic silver) and the roof and A-pillar in Nero (black) to echo the tradition of bi-colore berlinettas of the 1950s and 1960s. The car on display in the Supercar Paddock also features several items from the Genuine Ferrari Accessories range, such as forged 20” matt black wheels with titanium wheel bolts, as well a host of “extra-campionaro” factory-fit options from the Carrozzeria Scaglietti Personalisation Programme such as diamond-stitching on the rear seats and Cavallino stitching on headrests in Nero.

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6 comments:

  (367) posted on 10.7.2010

Though I find this car pretty ugly, this color makes it looks alright. Maybe it could use larger wheels.

  (201) posted on 09.28.2010

I have it on good authority from my local Ferrari dealer that it will be a combination of GTB and GTO parts along with a unique front end.

  (1023) posted on 08.9.2010

I’ve always thought this car was a little awkward, but with this color combination I quite like it. The California always looks better with the top down, and this gives it that effect all the time.

  (129) posted on 07.21.2010

It’s not quiet impressive specially the design.

  (648) posted on 07.5.2010

Though I find this car pretty ugly, this color makes it looks alright. Maybe it could use larger wheels.

  (859) posted on 07.4.2010

the back end and the front end looks too heavy, it’s tire might sagged when doing a high speed run.

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