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Fer­rari has ad­mit­ted its most af­ford­able car – a model cred­ited with at­tract­ing new buy­ers to the brand – is not a per­fect fit for the Pranc­ing Horse.

Speak­ing frankly at the Geneva mo­tor show, FCA CEO Ser­gio Mar­chionne ad­mit­ted “the way in which we in­ter­preted the Cal­i­for­nia may not be right.”

“I like the car very much but it is the one that prob­a­bly from our iden­tity stand­point has the hard­est time of see­ing it­self as a full-blown Fer­rari.”

Fer­rari tech boss Michael Leit­ers said the Cal­i­for­nia re­place­ment would likely sit be­low the cur­rent $ 409,888 price and be sharper, faster and more char­ac­ter­ful.

“We want to de­velop our fu­ture cars [ too be] more fun to drive. The be­hav­iour of the car – notn only the lon­gi­tu­di­nal ac­cel­er­a­tion but also the lat­era feeling – has to give a good [ sen­sa­tion], not just at the limit.

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