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Ferrari California 2012: Update takes 30 kilos and brings 30 hp

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Some S portcars will be at the Geneva auto show 2012 presented to the public for the first time. Including the Ferrari California, which at first glance only differs from the current model in its new color accents. The Italian sports car manufacturer has, however, extensively modified the coupé-convertible.

More power and torque in the Ferrari California

By optimizing the aluminum processing and chassis production, the Ferrari California should be 30 kilograms be easier. So far, the total weight of the Coupé-Cabriolet was given as 1,735 kilos. In addition, the output of the 4.3-liter eight-cylinder engine, which is embedded deep in the front of the engine compartment, has been increased from 460 hp to 490 hp. With the new exhaust manifold and engine mapping, the maximum torque of the 90-degree V8 also climbs from 485 Nm to 505 Nm at 5,000 rpm. This means that the Ferrari California should reach 100 km /h in 3.8 seconds instead of 4.0.

More dynamism with the handling Package

New is the optional 'Handling Speciale' package for the Ferrari California, which includes, among other things, new electronically controlled dampers, tighter suspension and a more directly geared steering.

Im sport auto-Supertest convinced the Ferrari California back in 2010 on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.


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