It is not only the F12 Berlinetta that is gathering the crowd at Geneva Motor Show, but there is also the new California that gets the visitors drooling. The Ferrari California was introduced in 2008 Paris Motor Show, and the name California was revised from the 50’s Ferrari 250 GT.
While the F12 Berlinetta was making its world debut at Geneva, the California facelift was also introduced at the show. Being a grand touring sportscar, the California did not reach level of success as the other models, however it was one of the most beautiful cars made by the Italian carmaker.
The California is treated with a top-notch mid-life upgrade. It has undergone serious weightloss with extensive use of ultra light aluminum along with cutting edge fabrication and construction, making it 70 pounds lighter than the predecessor.
Under the hood of the hardtop convertible is a 4.3-litre V8, that pumps up to 490 hp with its remapped ECU and redesigned exhaust manifold. According to the manufacturers, it can sprint from 0-100 kmph in under 3.8 seconds.
An optional package available for the California called Handling Speciale package, enhances the handling with improved Magnetorheological dampers, stiffer springs and quicker steering ratio. Moreover, the California features wider range of exclusive two-tone color choices.