A new promotional video by Ferrari shows a beautiful Ferrari California driving on snow and ice, obviously not the most favorable condition for a car. The $200,000 supercar does quite well though for a RWD drive supercar, considering the low-grip and slippery conditions. The expert Ferrari test driver really shows that he knows what he is doing. The video demonstrates that any Ferrari California, or Ferrari for that matter, can be driven anywhere with the right amount of finesse in unfavorable conditions. You can use a RWD Ferrari where you please, No 4WD car required!
The Ferrari California has a 454hp/4.3L V-8 engine, with a Seven-Speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission. It's important to note this is the first Ferrari with a front engined V-8, where as the majority of the marquee's vehicles have the engine mounted in the middle. The car is 2+2 configuration, meaning it can seat 4 people. It can accelerate to 0-60mph in 3.4 seconds. The top speed is 193mph. It is truly an amazing car! It is estimated that over 60% of buyers to the California are new to the brand. Most are rumored to be sold out for 2011.
The video was shot in the mountain town of Saint Moritz, in Switzerland, where there are over 300 days of sunshine every year, making it an ideal location for tourists looking to ski, snowboard, or participate in other snow activities. Many athletes come to Saint Moritz for high altitude training. The town hosts St. Moritz Match Race which is held on the lake right next to the town. The St. Moritz Match Race event is part of the famed World Match Racing Tour. The Tour extends over 3 continents, and sailing teams come from all over the world compete in Sailing Duels. The mountain town even hosted the Winter Olympics in 1928, and again in 1948.
Who needs 4WD for driving on Snow or Ice? Definitely not a Ferrari and especially not a Ferrari California with RWD. The prancing horse legend lives on!
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