Ferrari revived the California nameplate in 2008, having previously used it in the 250 GT California Spyder of the 1950s and the 365 California of the 1960s.
The modern California was intended to be an entry level Ferrari when launched. Its unique proposition of a front engined 2+2 grand tourer with a folding hard-top attracted a whole new demographic of Ferrari owners.
In addition, it was also the first Ferrari to feature several firsts for the brand, namely a folding metal roof, a front mounted V8 engine, a 7 speed dual-clutch transmission, and multi-link suspension. This low mileage example is finished in classic Rosso Corsa on tan.