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You might think that Ferraris should be mid-engined. And this one isn't. You might think Ferraris should have V12s. And this one doesn't. It's called the California, and you have to ask, what's the point of it? Certainly, it's not very pretty, and it has literally the worst built-in telephone of any car in the world. Unless of course you've always wanted to spend your life accidentally phoning everyone you know whose name starts with A. But, on the plus side, it's got a metal folding roof, it's reasonably nice to drive, and it means Ferrari can take money from people who might previously have bought a Mercedes SL which means they can afford to develop proper, wonderful supercars like the 458. So you see, the California does have a point after all.
Autovista (by Jeremy Clarkson) 

The 2009 Ferrari California is a grand tourer by Ferrari featured in Forza Motorsport 3 and all subsequent Forza main titles except Forza Horizon 4.

It is featured in Forza Horizon 2 as part of the Pre-Order Car Pack, in Forza Motorsport 6 as a Unicorn car, and was rewarded in the Celebrating Our Community Forzathon event in Forza Motorsport 7.

Synopsis

The California is Ferrari's first V8-powered front-engined car and was designed with a stronger emphasis on everyday use than other Ferrari models. As such, it is also the first Ferrari with a retractable hardtop.[1]

It is driven by a redesigned V8 engine from Ferrari F430 with drysump lubrication and direct injection for improved fuel economy. Although power has been decreased by 30 hp (22 kW) to 453 hp (338 kW), the California produces more torque, which is 357 ft·lb (485 N·m). Its engine is mated to a rear-mounted seven-speed dual clutch transmission, the first application of a dual clutch gearbox in a production Ferrari, which allows it to change gears seamlessly.

In order to offset additional weight caused by its hardtop construction, the California uses carbon-ceramic brake discs for improved stopping power and aluminum components for its bodywork and chassis, bringing weight down to a moderate 3825 lb (1735 kg).

Thanks to a transaxle architecture, the California has a rear-biased weight distribution. At the rear, a multilink suspension is used to complement the car's double wishbone front suspension, another first for a Ferrari.[1]

The California was replaced in 2014 by the California T, an updated variant with a twin-turbocharged V8 engine. In 2017, the California lineup was replaced by the Portofino.

Statistics

Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide
Speed 7.5
Handling 5.5
Acceleration 5.8
Launch 6.6
Braking 5.5
B 488
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 230,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Roadster
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide
Speed 8.3
Handling 5.2
Acceleration 7.3
Launch 7.6
Braking 5.1
A 523
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 220,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sports Car
Speed:
Top Speed: 194.8 mph  (313.4 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.887 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 10.000 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 125.8 ft (38.3 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 336.4 ft (102.5 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.90 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.89 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide
Speed 7.5
Handling 4.6
Acceleration 7.7
Launch 8.4
Braking 4.8
B 527
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 240,000 CR
Performance & Body Family
Body Family:
Coupster
Speed:
Top Speed: 194.9 mph  (313.6 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 10.000 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 109.8 ft (33.5 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 278.9 ft (85 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.12 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 1.11 g
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Speed 7.4
Handling 5.1
Acceleration 8.0
Braking 5.0
B 527
Unlock Requirements
Car Dealer:
Purchase from the car dealer for 240,000 CR
Performance & Division
Division:
Ultimate Sport Machines
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide
Speed 7.4
Handling 5.1
Acceleration 8.0
Braking 5.0
Super Rare FM7 T4
A 612
Unlock Requirements
Unlock:
Purchase from the car dealer
Performance & Division
Division:
Sport Luxury
Value: 305,000 CR
Collection Tier:
Tier 4 - Super Rare (+550)
Speed:
Top Speed: missing data
1/4 Mile: missing data
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): missing data
120 mph (193 km/h): missing data
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide
Speed 8.3
Handling 8.4
Acceleration 7.3
Launch 7.1
Braking 8.3
A 539
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 220,000 CR
Performance & Body Style
Body Style:
Sports Car
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Speed 7.5
Handling 6.7
Acceleration 7.7
Launch 8.1
Braking 7.9
A 746
DLC:
Requires the Pre-Order Car Pack
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 189,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
GT
Speed:
Top Speed: 194.4 mph  (312.8 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.887 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.985 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 139.7 ft (42.6 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 340.3 ft (103.7 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.90 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.94 g
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide
Speed 7.4
Handling 6.7
Acceleration 8.0
Launch 8.2
Braking 7.9
A 754
Unlock Requirements
Autoshow:
Purchase from the Autoshow for 150,000 CR
Performance & Championship
Championship:
GT Cars
Speed:
Top Speed: 196.9 mph  (316.8 km/h)
Acceleration:
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 3.900 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 9.100 secs.
Braking:
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 142.5 ft (43.4 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 344.8 ft (105.1 m)
Lateral Gs:
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.90 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.93 g

Conversions

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
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6.0L V12 (599 GTB Fiorano)
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport4 6.0L V12 (Enzo Ferrari)
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport5 6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport7 6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaHorizon1 6.0L V12 (Enzo Ferrari)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 4.5L V8
5.2L V10
6.0L V12
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
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Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 AWD Drivetrain
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Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Twin Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon1 Twin Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Twin Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 Twin Turbo, Centrifugal Supercharger

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Model overview - http://auto.ferrari.com/en_US/sports-cars-models/past-models/california
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