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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 [1]

The 1957 Ferrari 250 California 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.

It returned in Forza Motorsport 5 as part of the IGN Car Pack and appears as standard in all subsequent Forza main series titles.

Synopsis

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.[2]

The California name was reintroduced for the 2008 Ferrari California.

Statistics

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Icon Game ForzaMotorsport3 Speed 5.1 
Handling 4.3 
Acceleration 4.8 
Launch 3.7 
Handling 4.1
E 221
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: ? 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 Game ForzaMotorsport4 Speed 4.9 
Handling 3.9 
Acceleration 6.6 
Launch 5.3 
Braking 3.9 
D 302
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 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 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 17.500 secs.
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 Game ForzaMotorsport5 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
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 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
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 Speed 5.8 
Handling 4.0 
Acceleration 7.3 
Braking 3.7 
 
D 363
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 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 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.700 secs.
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 Game ForzaMotorsport7 Speed 5.8 
Handling 4.0 
Acceleration 7.3 
Braking 3.7 
FM7 T3 D 363
Unlock: Purchase from the car dealer Price: 250,000 CR
Collection Tier: 3 - Rare (+450)
Top Speed: missing data Division: Vintage Sport Coupe
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
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Icon Game ForzaHorizon1 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
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 Speed 5.6 
Handling 4.9 
Acceleration 7.2 
Launch 6.4 
Braking 5.9 
D 500
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Top Speed: 150.6 mph  (242.3 km/h) Championship: Rare Classics
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.500 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.700 secs.
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 Game ForzaHorizon3 Speed 5.6 
Handling 5.1 
Acceleration 7.3 
Launch 6.5 
Braking 4.3 
C 537
Unlock: Purchase from the Autoshow Price: 8,000,000 CR or ? T
Top Speed: 150.5 mph  (242.2 km/h) Championship: Rare Classics
Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 6.500 secs. 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): 14.717 secs.
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
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Rarity: missing data
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Acceleration 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): missing data 0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
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Lateral G's 60 mph (97 km/h): missing data 120 mph (193 km/h): missing data


Conversions

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6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaMotorsport6 4.5L V8
6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaHorizon1 3.5L V8 (F355 Berlinetta)
4.3L V8 (California)
6.0L V12 (Enzo Ferrari)
Icon Game ForzaHorizon2 4.5L V8
6.0L V12
Icon Game ForzaHorizon3 1.6L I4 - Turbo Rally
4.5L V8
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References

  1. "Forza Horizon 3 - Cars". forzamotorsport.net. Retrieved 09-08-2018.
  2. Model history - http://auto.ferrari.com/en_US/sports-cars-models/past-models/250-california/