Where was born the California - Ferrari Life
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post #1 of 2 Old 06-29-2016, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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Where was born the California

Hello at all,
Two days ago i'm registered an Italian car's forum and i found interesting pictures that show me a thing that i was unaware.
I always thought that the California had some parts (engine, gearbox and suspension) obtained by Maserati Granturismo, but i never thought that the project was made in Maserati, as per attached pictures... !!
This beta test was in some place in Modena ...
Perhaps some of you knew this ....
And most important do you think those informations are true?
Because in this forum informed people think yes ....

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-29-2016, 10:03 AM
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Fabio- The consensus is that the California was originally intended to be a Maserati before Luca decided to turn it into a Ferrari with more mass appeal and a more affordable price. One of the hints is the fact it has the only wet sump engine in the Ferrari line-up.

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