The Ferrari California is a grand touring sports car. It is a two door "2+2" hard top convertible. The California is powered by front-mid mounted gasoline direct injection 4.3 L V8 with 460 PS (338 kW; 454 hp). The car revives the "California" name used for the late-1950s Ferrari 250 GT.
On 15 February 2012, Ferrari announced an upgrade of the 2009 model which includes weight loss and engine tuning. Coach builder Scaglietti, designer of the body of the California, reduced 30 kg (66 lb) from the body to enhance performance whilst still keeping the car a coupe convertible GT with four seats.
The car was released at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show as a 2012 model in Europe and as a 2013 model year for the US.