Ferrari California in blue!

* Official pictures show car in Azzurro California * Folding hardtop will retract in 14 seconds * Dual-clutch gearbox cuts shift times...

Ferrari California  in blue!
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Jim Holder
30 May 2008 09:00

More pictures and details of the forthcoming Ferrari California have been revealed.

The latest pictures show the car with sky blue paintwork, called Azzurro California.

The California is powered by a 453bhp 4.3-litre V8 engine, and will benefit from a 'Launch Control' button that cuts wheelspin to deliver a 0-62mph time of less than four seconds.

It has also been revealed that the car will generate 70kg of downforce at 200kph (124mph).

The California will feature a seven-speed dual-clutch semi-automatic gearbox that will cut the gearshift time to almost nothing.

The seating arrangement is described a '2+', which means it will offer a little more practicality than a traditional two-seater. The California is 4560mm long and 1900mm wide. Ferrari says that the boot has a 360-litre capacity with the roof up, and 260 litres with it down.

Average fuel consumption is 21.4mpg, with emissions of 310g/km of carbon dioxide.

The car will be officially unveiled at the Paris motor show in October.