2009 Ferrari California

Good news, kids! Hard economic times has created bargains every where, and that includes a small auto maker in Maranello, Italy.

Recession bargain hunting extends even to Ferrari. Their newest offering is the California. It is the least expensive new Ferrari you can buy, a bargain at its offering price under $200k. And, there is little wait time — forget a 3-5 year backlog, the wait list for this little beastie is only 18 months!

Some of the specifics:

• 0 – 60 in 3.5 seconds
• First ever front engine V8
• 453-horsepower
• Retractable hardtop
• 1st Ferrari ot built entirely by hand
• High production run: 3,000 a year
• No manual transmission option

That last one is a deal killer for me . . . too bad, its a gorgeous looking car.

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Sources:
Official site
http://www.ferraricalifornia.com

Color It Red, Like a Sea of Ink
JERRY GARRETT
NYT, October 18, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/18/automobiles/autoreviews/18ferrari.html

The California: A chick Ferrari that captures a guy’s heart
Dan Neil
LATimes, September 4, 2009
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-neil4-2009sep04,0,22802.column

Ferrari California
Jeremy Clarkson
The Sunday Times, September 13, 2009
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/driving/jeremy_clarkson/article6830070.ece

Driven: 2010 Ferrari California
Jason Cammisa
Automobile, August 05, 2009
http://www.automobilemag.com/reviews/driven/0908_2010_ferrari_california/index.html

Our friends from Maranello show off their latest mouth-watering creation.
JORDAN BROWN AND ERIK JOHNSON
Car & Driver, May 2008
http://www.caranddriver.com/news/car/08q2/2009_ferrari_california-car_news

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