Ferrari California 30
The California’s V8 now punches out a maximum of 490 hp with maximum torque climbing to 505 Nm at 5000 rpm, thanks to new exhaust manifolds and engine mapping.
Its torque curve has also been modified and is higher across the engine’s generous rev range too.
Cutting-edge aluminium fabrication techniques and construction technologies used by the Scaglietti Centre of Excellence in the manufacture of the California’s chassis, have also led to an overall reduction of 30 kg in the car’s weight without impinging in any way on its structural rigidity or performance.
The above mentioned factors have also directly benefited the Ferrari’s California’s performance, reducing its 0-100 km/acceleration time to 3.8 seconds.
This heightens its sporty feel without detracting from the character of a car that has won universal acclaim for its seamless melding of performance and the exceptional versatility resulting from its retractable hard top (RHT) and 2+ configuration.
For clients in search of a more dynamic yet still not overly extreme driving experience, Ferrari has now also introduced the optional Handling Speciale package which features modifications to both the car’s running gear and set-up that reduce body roll and ensure prompter response to driver inputs.
The package includes magnetorheological dampers controlled by a faster ECU (-50% response time) with a proprietary Ferrari algorithm. The suspension springs are also stiffer for more precise control without impinging on comfort. Lastly, higher corner entry speeds and less steering wheel activity are guaranteed by a new steering box with a lower reduction ratio (-9%).
Ferrari California 30 Technical Specifications
Year of Manufacture – 2012
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT|
|overall length||179.6 in (4562 mm)|
|overall width||75.1 in (1909 mm)|
|height||52.0 in (1322 mm)|
|wheelbase||105.1 in (2670 mm)|
|front track||64.2 in (1630 mm)|
|rear track||63.2 in (1605 mm)|
|dry weight||3593 lb (1630 kg)|
|kerb weight||3825 lb (1735 kg)|
|weight distribution||47% Front – 53% Rear|
|fuel tank capacity||20.6 US gal – 17.3 UK/gal (78 l)|
|boot (trunk) capacity||12 cu ft, 8.5 cu ft – roof closed (340 l – 240 roof closed)|
|type||90° V8 with direct fuel injection|
|bore/stroke||3.70 x 3.05 in (94 x 77,4 mm)|
|unit displacement||32.75 cu in (537 cm3)|
|total displacement||262.22 cu in (4297 cm3)|
|maximum power**||360 kW (490 CV) at 7750 rpm **|
|maximum torque||505 Nm (372 lbft) at 5000 rpm **|
|maximum speed||194 mph (312 km/h))|
|0-62 mph (0-100 km/h)||under 4s|
|0-400 m||12 s|
|0-1.000 m||21.8 s|
|front||15.4 x 1.34 in (390 x 34 mm)|
|rear||14.2 x 1.26 in (360 x 32 mm)|
|combined (ece+eudc)*||13.1 l/100 km|
|combined (ece+eudc)*||299 g/km|
|**||With 98 octane-rated petrol|
|front (option)||245/35 ZR20″|
|rear (option)||285/35 ZR20″|