Ever since the Prancing Horse released initial details of the Ferrari California we have been left in awe over the model, but being restricted to just computer enhanced images left us wanting more.

Ever since the Prancing Horse released initial details of the Ferrari California we have been left in awe over the model, but being restricted to just computer enhanced images left us wanting more. Fortunately German site Autobild has managed to obtain a group of shots of the new model out in the real world.

The California will be fully unveiled for the world's media and viewing public at the Paris Motor Show in September and leading up to the event Ferrari have been gradually releasing further details through a special mini site.

The California slots in at the bottom of the Ferrari portfolio just below the Scaglietti 612, it is powered by new 460 hp 4.3-Liter V8 Engine placed in the mid-front position of the car and features direct fuel injection and a “flat” crankshaft. Iut is mated to a brand new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission system which enables the California to launch from 0-60mph in less than 4 seconds.

Check out the video above to see the retractable hardtop in full action and stay tuned on WCF for more details in the coming weeks and months leading up to the California's worldwide debut.

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