Ferrari is planning to give the 2012 California a slight update in ways that all sports car enthusiasts will surely appreciate: more power and less weight.
The refresh of the 2012 Ferrari California starts with an additional 30 horsepower from the 4.3-liter VB, making the final figure 483 hp thanks to revised engine mapping and improve innards. It should be noted, however, that the extra pep is only available when the tank is topped off with 98 octane fuel, but the ECU will accommodate 95 octane as well.
The new model will also be a skinnier weight than its predecessor because Ferrari is using aluminum alloys in the chassis structure. It is reported that Ferrari engineers have actually managed to take off as much as 66 pounds from the luxury vehicle.
Many are speculating that, logically, more power and less weight adds up to increased performance; certainly good news for those who anticipate getting their hands on the new model.