Ferrari California News

  • Rush hour traffic in Washington, D.C. (photo by Flickr user haddensavix)

    California could introduce no-speed limit lanes on two local highways. The state is considering the construction of new lanes on Interstate 5 and State Route 99 that would not have speed limits. The news comes from local CBS News affiliate CBS 13, which reported Monday that a new bill introduced in the state legislature by Republican state Sen. John M. W. Moorlach would require the department of transportation to build two additional lanes, north and southbound, on both highways. No speed limits would be present on the lanes, while the existing lanes would remain capped at 65 mph. The bill's...

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    California cops now busting sound scoundrels for loud exhausts

    Modified vehicle owners, beware the streets of California. A new state law now makes excessively loud modified exhaust systems on cars and motorcycles a fineable offense, according to a report from The Drive on Monday. Previously, officers wrote what we commonly know as a "fix-it ticket" for these...

  • Porsche Experience Center and Motorsports Headquarters open in Los Angeles
    Porsche buyers can now take delivery, hit the track at LA Experience Center

    Porsche buyers can now take delivery of their new vehicles in California, and get some track instruction while they're at it. The program is held at the new Porsche Experience Center Los Angeles, and it mirrors programs offered at Porsche's North American headquarters in Atlanta, as well as those...

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype
    California will allow self-driving cars with no human driver on public roads next year

    California is anything but the wild West when it comes to testing self-driving cars. The state requires automakers and technology companies to adhere to strict regulations. Most notably, there must be a human driver behind the wheel of any self-driving car. Next year, California will change that...

  • Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
    Uber seeks DMV permit to test autonomous fleet in California after all

    Uber thought they were bigger than the California government. That didn't work out so well, as the company attempted to run its fleet of autonomous ride-sharing Volvo XC90s through the streets of San Francisco. You see, you need permits to operate these machines—and Uber didn't think that was...

  • 2016 Ferrari California T
    Ferrari California T Chases The Dunes: Video

    If you’re in the market for an exotic sports car but aren’t looking to go down the flashy supercar route, Ferrari’s [NYSE:RACE] California is a great option, especially those versions designated a California T. The California T addresses the original California’s somewhat...

  • 2017 Ferrari California T Handling Speciale

    The Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] California T certainly isn’t lacking in the handling department, but compared to some of its more hardcore siblings the car feels more grand tourer than sports car. That’s all set to change with a new handling pack Ferrari is introducing at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The pack has the entirely appropriate name Handling Speciale, or HS for short, and it's designed to enhance a number of areas, especially when you set the car’s drive modes selector, a Manettino in Ferrari-speak, to the Sport setting. ALSO SEE: 2017 Audi R8 Priced From $164,150: Video...

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    2016 Ferrari California T Recalled Over Fire Risk

    Ferrari [NYSE:F] is recalling the 2016 California T because a manufacturing flaw in a fuel-system component could lead to an engine-compartment fire—and, potentially, one very unhappy Ferrari owner. The recall affects all 2016 Ferrari California T models made from September 8, 2015 to...

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    Future Ferraris To Move To Modular Platform Starting With California Replacement: Report

    Ferrari is in the midst of one of the biggest periods of transition in its history, with Sergio Marchionne having recently taken over the role of chairman from Luca di Montezemolo and parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] about to make the storied Italian marque public for the first...

  • Tailor Made Ferrari California T
    Ferrari Lightweight Tech Even Encompasses Seat Trim

    Like most other automakers in this expensive space, Ferrari offers up a more bespoke automobile for its more discerning clientele. The program is called Tailor Made, and its latest creation made its debut during the recent 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The creation is this Bianco Italia and Blu...

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    2015 Ferrari California T joy ride

    Swimming pools, movie stars, things that end in the number 5. California means a lot of things to a lot of people but to Ferrari, it means grand touring. In the latest installment of the Italian automaker's long-running love affair with the Golden State, the California is a 2+2 hardtop...

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    Ferrari Planning V-6 Sports Car For 2019?

    Talk of Ferrari using a turbocharged V-6 dates back to 2008 but even though we’re yet to see the automaker head in that direction the rumors persist. The latest comes by way of Motor Trend’s Jonny Lieberman, who posted on Twitter that Ferrari will launch a new entry-level model powered...

  • Ferrari test drive in Maranello moments before crash

    What starts out as a dream test drive of a Ferrari through the streets of Maranello, the home of the Prancing Horse, soon turns into a nightmare for one young man recently. This video from YouTube user Testdrive maranello ITALIA shows the man driving a Ferrari California in Maranello, with an instructor in the front passenger seat and what’s likely to be a mate in the back. MUST SEE: Ralph Gilles Does Massive Burnout In 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat: Video After an initial close call during a lane change in traffic early on, the roads open up and the driver hits the throttle. The test...

  • Little kid does a monster wheelie in a sand rail at glamis.
    Watch A Little Kid Do A Monster Wheelie In A Sand Rail At Glamis: Video

    A 10-year-old does a wicked wheelie in his dad's sand rail.

  • 2015 Ferrari California T, 2014 Geneva Motor Show
    2015 Ferrari California T Live Photos And Video From Geneva Debut

    Ferrari’s new turbocharged California T was presented to journalists at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, where, in typical Ferrari fashion, it managed to attract legions of onlookers curious to see it up close and learn about its new hardware. For those that missed our detailed preview, the...

  • 2015 Ferrari California T at launch event in Modena, Italy
    2015 Ferrari California T Launched In Modena: Video

    Talk of a turbocharged Ferrari dates back all the way to 2007, but the rumors never really gained traction until it was confirmed that Formula One would be adopting turbocharged engines for the 2014 season. Now, just weeks after Ferrari revealed its new turbocharged F1 car, the F14 T, the Italian...

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    Turbocharged Ferrari California T Revealed: Video

    Ferrari has revealed its new, turbocharged California, the California T, which debuts next month at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and sees the Prancing Horse return to turbocharged power for the first time since the legendary F40 supercar of the 1980s. Yes, 2014 marks a new era for Ferrari, both on...

  • Teaser for Ferrari's California replacement
    Ferrari Teases California Replacement Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Reveal

    Ferrari’s replacement for the California has been spied testing in prototype form for a while now, and tomorrow we’ll finally get our first look at the completed car. To whet our appetite further, Ferrari today released this teaser image and confirmed that tomorrow’s reveal will...

  • Ferrari 149M Project teaser.

    Ferrari's latest project may be an updated version of the California.

  • 2015 Ferrari California replacement test mule spy shots
    2015 Ferrari California Replacement Spy Shots

    With the current California convertible delivering close to 500 horsepower, able to accelerate to 60 in under 4.0 seconds and capable of reaching speeds of almost 200 mph, the ‘entry-level’ Ferrari is hardly what you’d call lacking in performance. But next to cars like the 458...

  • Muffler Man statue at Porsche West Coast Experience Center.
    Porsche Gives Muffler Man Statue A Makeover

    A simple sign wouldn't do for the entrance to Porsche's new West Coast Experience Center.

  • Possible patent drawings for the 2015 Ferrari California replacement - Image via World Car Fans
    2015 Ferrari California Replacement Patent Drawings Leaked?

    This very well may be our first look at the completed design for Ferrari’s replacement for its California convertible sports car. The images are alleged to be official patent drawings filed by Ferrari with a registry for trademarks and patents in Europe. They were found by World Car Fans...

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    Ferrari 458 Spider And California Involved In Crash In China

    Two drivers taking part in a Ferrari cruise in China over the weekend unfortunately met with a very nasty accident, which saw both of their exotics destroyed. The crash is believed to have occurred on the Baomao Expressway near Shaanxi in Northwest China. The cars involved were a Ferrari 458 Spider...

  • A Ferrari California burns in Warsaw, Poland
    Ferrari California Burns In Warsaw, Poland: Video

    If you own a Ferrari California and live in Eastern Europe or Russia, you may want to just park your ride for a few days and rent a Fiat 500 to be safe. We’re sure it’s just coincidence, but another Ferrari California in the region has been destroyed this week. First, we told you about...

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