Engine: 3.9 L V8
Horsepower: 553 hp
Torque: 557 lb-ft
MPG: 16 city / 23 highway
The updated engine continued with the naturally aspirated Ferrari/Maserati F136. Made entirely of aluminium, it retains many of the original features but generates a maximum power output of 360 kW (489 PS; 483 hp) at 7,750 rpm; its maximum torque produced is 505 Nm (372 ft-lbs) at 5,000 rpm. 75% of which is available at 2,250 rpm. The engine’s sound – a feature that distinguishes every Ferrari – was engineered to enhance the vehicle’s driving experience both with the top open and closed.
The California 30 can be differentiated from the base California by the VIN number. In the 30 variant, the VIN’s sixth digit (in North America) is “T” representing the F136ih engine. In the base model, the VIN’s sixth digit (again in North America) is “L” representing the earlier generation F136ib engine.
The California represented a radical new design by Pininfarina S.p.A. and was developed under the oversight of Ken Okuyama. The model was primarily intended to attract new Ferrari owners. The car’s grand touring personality was emphasized with a slightly higher ride height and easier entrance and exit when compared to its more aggressive mid engined siblings. The chassis was designed and manufactured by Ferrari division Carrozzeria Scaglietti. Overall, it is considered a landmark car for Ferrari in that it represents a number of concepts being used for the first time in their road cars.
The engine displaces 4,297 cubic centimeters (262.2 cubic inches), and used a gasoline direct injection system produced by Bosch. It generates a maximum power output of 338 kW (460 PS; 453 hp) at 7,750 rpm; its maximum torque produced is 485 N⋅m (358 lbf⋅ft) at 5,000 rpm. The resulting 79 kW (106 hp) per litre of engine displacement is extremely high for a naturally aspirated engine, as other manufacturers have used forced induction to reach similar power levels. The engine makes use of a wet sump designed lubrication system. The body computer system was developed by Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting. (wikipedia)