The revised California is now lighter & more powerful. The engine a 4.3 litre V8 now churns out 483bhp, up by 30bhp thanks to new exhaust manifolds & engine mapping.
Ferrari has built a lighter, more powerful version of the California, & will show off the revised grand tourer at next month�s Geneva motor show. The torque curve has also been modified & is higher across the engine�s rev range, with maximum torque of 51.43kgm at 5000rpm.
The updated car is lighter too as a result of new aluminium fabrication techniques & construction technologies being used in the manufacturing process of the chassis. According to Ferrari, the Califronia�s structural rigidity, is not affected by the weight reduction.
The car�s 0-100kph time is now 3.8sec, about one tenth of a second faster than the previous version.
The HS pack will move the easy driving California � which is expanding sales to customers mostly new to Ferrari � into more focused territory closer to Ferrari�s traditional appeal, & has been produced in response to customer demand.
Reprogrammed control software for the California�s magnetorheological dampers & lower friction seals in the dampers will allow the suspension to respond up to 50 per cent faster to bumps.
Ferrari has also tweaked the California�s steering rack to be 10 per cent quicker & beefed up the springs by 15 per cent to improve body control. Together, they should provide a more focused driving experience.
The California will also get new colour options included two tone finishes & three layer paint technology, enabling new levels of personalisation.