2012 Ferrari California – Tweaked Version Of The Original
Ferrari has updated its latest vehicle — the 2012 Ferrari California, which was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in March, with more power than its existing model. And now, a video of the facelifted version has been revealed by the company, which shows the added attractions of the new model. The upgrade consists of a weight reduction of nearly 30kg, and an increase in power output of 30 horsepower. The 2012 Ferrari California features a hardtop convertible design that lessens wind noise and generates a more coupe-like aesthetic in the upright position, though it does weigh more than a traditional fabric top.
The upgrades also include a more aluminum-intensive chassis and a new Handling Speciale package. The Handling Package Speciale can be added for an extra £4,320 on top of the California’s base price of £152,060. It makes the new model a sharper performer than before with magnetic dampers, stiffer springs and a faster turn-in thanks to smaller steering wheel angles from the new steering box. Also, the torque curve has been customized and is higher across the engine’s generous rev range.
Powered by a 4.3-liter V8 engine, the 2012 Ferrari California, with the backing of engine mapping, now makes 490 horsepower and the vehicle sprints from 0-62 km/h in just 3.9 seconds. Even if Ferrari is little sluggish exhibiting the images of the styling tweaks of California, it managed to deliver this video of the new California playing in the hills around Marenello.