Going Back to Cali

Ferrari updates the California with more power and less weight.

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May 31, 2013

At the 2008 Paris Auto Show, Ferrari introduced a new front-engined, V8-powered, retractable-hardtop Gran Turismo named the California. The car targeted customers who might have purchased a 250 GT PF Cabriolet in the 1950s or a Mondial Cab in the

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The third big complaint centered on the car

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The California

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More interesting to driving enthusiasts was the optional Handling Speciale package, also fitted to our tester, which Ferrari described as

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The V8 engine lights with a grumbly bark that reminds me of firing up a 430 Scuderia. Even with no other exhaust changes, the new manifolds have added an edgier tone to the California

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It wasn

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The California has always had beautiful front/rear handling balance, and this hasn

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This particular California 30 had one other eye-opening feature:

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