Photo of the Day: 2009 Ferrari California

For many years one of the hallmarks of Car magazine was its superb and creative photography. This photo is presented as something of a tribute to their humorous style. 

2009 Ferrari California parking sign

From a technical point of view the Ferrari California is of interest to Ferrari fans for these reasons: it is the first Ferrari with a direct petrol injection engine. Also the Modena firm had not done a folding metal roof and, as far as I know, the first Ferrari to have multi-link rear suspension. You might have thought they were doing this a long time before 2008. Finally, Ferrari had not attempted a front-engined V8 before this car.

Author: richard herriott

I like anchovies. I dislike post-war town planning.

3 thoughts on “Photo of the Day: 2009 Ferrari California”

  1. Can I call you out on a nit-picking technicality, Richard, and say that the Ferrari 801 formula 1 car was a front engined V8? Even though as I write I can sense Eoin ready to type ‘That was no Ferrari, that was a Lancia D50 that was bequeathed to Enzo!’

  2. And whilst we’re commenting on car photography, I find it odd that today’s magazines, who are supposed to be objectively assessing cars on our behalf, can’t help but Photoshop many shoots to the point when you really have very little confidence that what you are seeing is what would end up on your driveway anyway? Before you say it, I don’t actually have a driveway either.

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