2012 Ferrari California 1 2012 FERRARI’S CALIFORNIA FACELIFT

2012 Ferrari California 2 2012 FERRARI’S CALIFORNIA FACELIFT

Back in 2008 when Ferrari brought the California before the world, the hardtop roadster model, it had been a novelty for Maranello. Although there had been some objections, Ferrari had been right: The California was a major hit.

Not only did it boost the brand’s sales but it also succeeded in its original goal to bring in buyers who would only consider Aston Martins, Porsches and Bentleys as they found Ferraris to be impractical.

The brand not only got back in the game with its sales, but it made good its original incentive to shift buyers from Aston Martins, Porsches and Bentleys to Ferraris. These buyers had decided to not buy Ferraris for they considered the car rather impractical.

CAR magazine reports that Ferrari’s front-engined V8 model is all set get a facelift for 2012, and this revamped version would be in the production market, its earliest being January.

The report says that the outer self of the car would remain virtually untouched, unless you count the optional silver grille front, yet the 2012 MY California is going to be a lot different, on the inside.

First, the 460HP, 4.3-liter direct-injection V8 will receive better-machined internals such as an “optimized micro cast” exhaust manifold and a new ECU mapping that promise a significant boost in output.

Also the new installments will result in the California gaining an extra 30 ponies for a total of 490HP while torque will be increased from 485 to 505.7 Nm (373 lb-ft).

30 kg (66.1 lbs) off the current model would be saved thanks to using lighter material in certain parts of the chasis. The new California will continue to be available with a 7-speed F1 twin-clutch transmission, with Car stating that it will post a 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) time of 3.85 seconds, versus 4.0 second of its predessecor.

Rounding off all the changes is the Ferrari’s decision to ascend the HDD infotainment system’s capacity from 30GB to 40GB, and it would be able to sync with Apple and Android smartphones!!

Although the new Ferrari has not been tagged with a price, interested buyers ought to keep a generous amount handy. The price is bound to be more than what they’d labeled for the 2011 model.

–Kreation Guru



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