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The 1957 Ferrari 250 California is a convertible that appears in Forza Motorsport 3 as part of the Community Choice Classics Car Pack and in all subsequent Xbox 360 titles. It returned in Forza Motorsport 5 as part of the IGN Car Pack and appears in all subsequent Forza main 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, which was an open-top variant to the 250 GT Berlinetta, with other California models being 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.[1]

The California name was reintroduced for the 2008 Ferrari California.

VariantsEdit

DescriptionEdit

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.
— forzamotorsport.net[2] 

StatisticsEdit

Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide Speed 5.1 
Handling 4.3 
Acceleration 4.8 
Launch 3.7 
Handling 4.1 
E 221
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer ? CR
Icon DLC Pack 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
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide Speed 4.9 
Handling 3.9 
Acceleration 6.6 
Launch 5.3 
Braking 3.9 
D 302
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 3,000,000 CR
Top Speed: 151.0 mph  (243 km/h) Body Style: Roadster
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.500 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 17.500 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 143.7 ft (43.8 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 395.2 ft (120.5 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.77 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.72 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Speed 5.8 
Handling 3.9 
Acceleration 7.4 
Launch 6.6 
Braking 3.7 
D 381
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 1,440,000 CR
Icon DLC Pack 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 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.700 s
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
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Speed 5.8 
Handling 4.0 
Acceleration 7.3 
Braking 3.7 
 
D 363
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer 1,400,000 CR
Top Speed: 156.3 mph  (251.5 km/h) Division: Vintage Touring
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.500 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.700 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 116.4 ft (35.5 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 305.4 ft (93.1 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 1.00 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.93 g
Icon ForzaMotorsport7 Wide Speed ? 
Handling ? 
Acceleration ? 
Braking ? 
 
? PI
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer ? CR
Top Speed: missing data Division: 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
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide Speed 4.9 
Handling 7.3 
Acceleration 6.6 
Launch 5.3 
Braking 6.6 
D 291
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 3,000,000 Cr
Body Style: Open Top
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Speed 5.6 
Handling 4.9 
Acceleration 7.2 
Launch 6.4 
Braking 5.9 
D 500
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 1,440,000 CR
Top Speed: 150.6 mph  (242.3 km/h) Championship: Rare Classics
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.500 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.700 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 170.9 ft (52.1 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 412.1 ft (125.6 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.72 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.74 g
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Speed 5.6 
Handling 5.1 
Acceleration 7.3 
Launch 6.5 
Braking 4.3 
C 537
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow 8,000,000 CR
Top Speed: 150.5 mph  (242.2 km/h) Championship: Rare Classics
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.500 s 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.717 s
Braking 60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 185.6 ft (56.6 m) 100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): 468.1 ft (142.7 m)
Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): 0.74 g 120 mph (193 km/h): 0.73 g

ConversionsEdit

Icon Engine Conversion - Engine
Icon ForzaMotorsport3 Wide 4.0L V12 (330 P4)
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide 3.6L V8 (360 Modena)
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide 4.5L V8
6.0L V12
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide 4.5L V8
6.0L V12
Icon ForzaHorizon1 Wide 3.5L V8 (F355 Berlinetta)
4.3L V8 (California)
6.0L V12 (Enzo Ferrari)
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide 4.5L V8
6.0L V12
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide 1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
4.5L V8
Icon Drivetrain Conversion - Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport4 Wide AWD Drivetrain
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide AWD Drivetrain (C 414)
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide AWD Drivetrain (C 420)
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide AWD Drivetrain (C 519)
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide AWD Drivetrain (C 551)
Icon Aspiration Conversion - Aspiration
Icon ForzaMotorsport5 Wide Twin Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon ForzaMotorsport6 Wide Twin Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon ForzaHorizon2 Wide Twin Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger
Icon ForzaHorizon3 Wide Twin Turbo, Positive-Displacement Supercharger

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Model history - http://auto.ferrari.com/en_US/sports-cars-models/past-models/250-california/
  2. Description - https://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/games/fh3/cars/ferrari

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