|It’s easy to see why the 250 California is a favorite among Ferrari aficionados, as well as being one of the most valuable of the classic Ferraris. It’s the perfect blend of Ferrari’s 250-series racing technology in a package that not only is suitable for touring and cruising, it also lets you take in the raucous sounds of the wonderful Tipo 128F Colombo V12 through the open top. The “California” moniker is quite intentional — this Ferrari was specifically aimed at that growing US market, and was the brainstorm of two of Ferrari’s influential American distributors (Luigi Chinetti and John von Neumann), who wanted a car that translated the raw power of the “Tour de France” (TdF) racers into a stunning road car. To accomplish this, Ferrari turned to Scaglietti, the famed coachworks that primarily crafted bodies for Ferrari’s racers. The steel body was fitted on top of a chassis remarkably similar to the TdF, and buyers could option either a road-spec’d engine or special, competition-prepared V12s. All of this meant that the California, despite being a comfortable and relatively luxurious car, didn’t require a lot to be a very competitive racer — Ferrari even created some competizione racers with special aluminium bodies. Nonetheless, even the steel California is very lightweight, at under 2,400 lbs., so the 250 [sic] horsepower engine under the hood scoop makes this Ferrari a sprightly performer even by modern standards.|
— Official description 
The 1957 Ferrari 250 California, abbreviated as Ferrari 250 Cali, is a convertible by Ferrari featured in Forza Motorsport 3 as part of the Community Choice Classics Car Pack and in all subsequent Xbox 360 titles.
The 250 California was a line of convertibles based on the Ferrari 250 that were mainly designed for export to the United States. The Forza series features the 250 GT Spyder, an open-top variant of the 250 GT Berlinetta, while other California models are based on the 250 GT Coupe.
The 250 GT Spyder ran production until 1962 but switched to the short wheelbase (SWB) model in 1960. Earlier models are referred to as LWB (long wheelbase) models.
The California name was reintroduced for the 2008 Ferrari California.
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|Speed 5.1||Handling 4.3||Acceleration 4.8||Launch 3.7||Braking 4.1||E 221|
|Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer||Price: ? CR|
|DLC: Requires the Community Choice Classics Car Pack|
|Top Speed: missing data||Body Style: missing data|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data||0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data|
|Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): missing data||100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data|
|Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data||120 mph (193 km/h): missing data|
|Speed 5.8||Handling 3.9||Acceleration 7.4||Launch 6.6||Braking 3.7||D 381|
|Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer||Price: 1,440,000 CR|
|DLC: Requires the IGN Car Pack|
|Top Speed: 156.0 mph (251 km/h)||Body Family: Grand Touring Legends|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.480 secs.||0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.700 secs.|
|Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 111.5 ft (34 m)||100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 304.6 ft (92.8 m)|
|Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.02 g||120 mph (193 km/h): 0.95 g|
|Speed 4.9||Handling 7.3||Acceleration 6.6||Launch 5.3||Braking 6.6||D 291|
|Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow||Price: 3,000,000 CR or ? T|
|Body Style: Open Top|
|Conversion - Engine|
|V12 - 330 P4|
|V8 - 360 Modena|
|V8 - F355 Berlinetta|
V8 - California
V12 - Enzo Ferrari
|1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally|
|1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally|
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
|Conversion - Aspiration|
- In Forza Motorsport 4, the 250 California is one of each Ferrari on disc 1 that are required to be owned by the player to unlock the Ferrari Collector achievement.
- ↑ "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 09-08-2018.
- ↑ Model history - http://auto.ferrari.com/en_US/sports-cars-models/past-models/250-california/
|1940s||166 Inter Sport · 166MM Barchetta|
|1950s||250 California · 250 Testa Rossa · 375 · 500 Mondial|
|1960s||250 GT Berlinetta Lusso · 250 GTO '62 · 250 GTO '64 · 250LM · 330 P4 · 365 GTB/4 · Dino 246 GT|
|1970s||#1 312 T2 · #2 312 P|
|1980s||#71 - #72 512 BB/LM · 288 GTO · F40 · F40 Competizione|
|1990s||#1 641 · 355 GTS · 360 Modena · 512 TR · F50 · F50 GT · F333 SP · F355 Berlinetta · F355 Challenge|
|2000s||#11 - #88 550 Maranello GTS · #62 - #90 F430GT · 360 Challenge Stradale · 430 Scuderia · 458 Italia · 575M Maranello · 599 GTB Fiorano · 612 Scaglietti · California · Enzo Ferrari · F430 · FXX|
|2010s||#51 - #62 458 Italia GTE/GTLM · 458 Speciale · 458 Spider · 488 GTB · 599 GTO · 812 Superfast · California T · F12berlinetta · F12tdf · FF · FXX K · LaFerrari|