Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Ferrari California + HRE P40s

This is just an excuse for me to share some pictures of a California, really. It may be the underdog of the current Ferrari line-up (people deride it in the same way that Porsche 911 fans sneer at the Boxster), but it's a fabulous little thing; the first Ferrari with a folding metal roof, it has a 4.3-litre V8 giving 450bhp. It's also the first Ferrari to feature 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, multi-link rear suspension and direct petrol injection, as well as being the first front-engined Ferrari to carry a V8. It'll do 0-62mph in 3.9s and go on to 193mph. What's not to like?
...all of this is old news, of course - the California's been around for four years. It's the wheels that make this one notable: HRE's P40 design, forged from aerospace-grade aluminium, they're light and strong, and look nicely motorsporty. Suit the Cali rather well, don't they?

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