Ferrari rolling into Geneva with upgraded California


Next month at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari will unveil a mild update for the California hard-top convertible. The 2013 Ferrari California doesn’t receive many visual changes but it does receive some upgrades under the hood.

The 4.3 liter V8 direct-injection engine gains a new exhaust manifold and ECU mapping – that bumps power from 460bhp and 485Nm of torque to 490bhp with a peak torque of 505Nm. Ferrari engineers also cut 66 pounds of the 2013 California’s chassis without affecting the rigidity or performance.


In fact performance wise, the 2013 Ferrari California goes from 0 to 100kph in 3.8 seconds, which is 0.2 seconds faster than the outgoing model.

Also available as an option is a new “Handling Speciale” package, which upgrades steering, dampers and springs to minimize body roll and offer a more dynamic handling drive.


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