2012 / 2013
The California, now the oldest car in the Ferrari range, was beginning to look a little older. In terms of styling, the 2012 California makes do with a few subtle changes, with a silver grille being the most important exterior modification. The most important changes are invisible at first glance. The naturally-aspirated 4.3-litre V8 has a revised electronic mapping and a modified exhaust system, and gains 30bhp to reach a maximum output of 490bhp and 505Nm of torque. As for the chassis, the engineers wanted to save a few kilos, 30 in all compared with the previous model. This will save two tenths of a second when accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h, which takes just 3.8 seconds. Ferrari will also be offering the ‘Handling Speciale’ package as an option, allowing even better performance by adjusting the suspension and damping.