Michael McIntyre Splashes Out £150K on Matte Black Ferrari California

Image source: Privé Access / Flickr - Licensed for reuse under Creative Commons 2.0
Before shooting to fame in 2006, Michael McIntyre was £40,000 in debt according to the Daily Mail, he shared a one bedroom flat in North London with his wife and son and drove an Austin Metro to his stand-up gigs. Fast forward to 2014 and his car collection includes a BMW X5, a Jaguar and a Porsche Cayenne. Which is a testament to exactly how far the comedian has come in the last eight years.

Now with his latest stand-up comedy tour set to earn him a huge twelve-figure sum, Michael has added another car to his enviable collection, in the form of a £150,000 matte black Ferrari California like the one pictured above.

Capable of 0-60mph in a breathtaking 3.8 seconds and with a top speed of 193mph, he was reported to look proud of his new addition to the family as the comedian parked it outside of his now £3.5 million home.

Despite being the oldest member of the Ferrari family, the California is powered by an impressive 4.3 litre V8 engine which achieves approximately 13mpg during city driving and 19mpg on the motorways. With 490hp and a seven speed dual clutch transmission, carbon ceramic brakes and an electronic traction control system all ensuring that, despite its age, the Ferrari California remains a formidable competitor in the supercar category.

When designing the Ferrari California, Pininfarina opted for a classic, sculpted chassis, with a long bonnet and the passenger area slightly weighted towards the rear. The cockpit is the only part of the car that is noticeably dated. The indicators, the windscreen wipers and the headlights are all on stalks, whereas these functions have all been replaced by buttons on the steering wheel on a majority of the latest Ferrari models.
Image source: theskywillclear / Flickr

At Motor Heads we appreciate every opinion! except SPAM! Comments are moderated, so if you want to link to your motoring site please ensure its relevant to the conversation, otherwise your comment will be removed.

Post a comment

At Motor Heads we appreciate every opinion! except SPAM! Comments are moderated, so if you want to link to your motoring site please ensure its relevant to the conversation, otherwise your comment will be removed.

Post a Comment (0)

Previous Post Next Post