The most affordable car in the lineup Ferrari – a coupe-cabriolet California by 2012 will undergo scheduled update. Since its release in 2008, this model is the most popular car of the Italian brand, providing nearly 50% of total sales.
Updated Ferrari California will be lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. The motor will remain the same – a 4.3-liter V8, but due to the new control unit of its output rises to 490 hp and 505 Nm vs. 460 Nm forces and 485 from the current version.
Due to the use of aluminum in some elements of the design, the weight of California in 2012 was reduced by 30 kilograms. All these factors enabled the car to accelerate from a standstill to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds, 0.2 faster than the current model.
Fans of the most sporting driving experience will be able to book a package Handling Speciale, which will translate to the maximum suspension martial status.
It is expected that the official premiere of the Ferrari California 2012 model year will be held at the next International Motor Show in Los Angeles.