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Something about Ferrari California:
To understand why Ferrari chose to limit the differences between the cars, however, we must first learn about the clienti for whom this model is intended.
It’s a Ferrari, and Everyone Knows It’s Fast
In the California’s first three years, 70 percent of buyers were new to Ferrari. Offering everyday usability with its all-weather retractable hardtop and large-for-a-Ferrari trunk—a fifth of owners use their car on a daily basis, which is 50 percent more than the brand’s average—the car is tuned softer than the rest of the Ferrari range. Buyers get Ferrari performance, a Ferrari badge, and everything else that goes with the ownership experience, but the car isn’t an inconvenience for them. It’s civil. In Ferrari’s words, the California offers ingress and egress similar to that of “a normal car.” Imagine that. And although it’s somewhat hard to believe, a majority of buyers claim they bring their kin (plural) along. Since an adult could really only fit their head in the tiny rear seats, Ferrari says that they’re best for emergency use or kid storage. If you don’t anticipate either in your future, then it’s probably best to order your California with the available rear parcel shelf instead.
There’s Always Room for Faster
A minority, but apparently a vocal one, wanted more power. Cue upgrades for the fantastic-sounding 8000-rpm V-8: a one-way reed valve in the crankcase that lets blow-by gas and oil escape, thereby reducing pumping losses; new exhaust manifolds that reduce backpressure; pistons with revised crown machining to match the other changes; and new ECU tuning. The net is 483 hp (an increase of 30) and 372 lb-ft of torque (up 14).
Back to changes that are easily noticed. The newly available Handling Speciale package ratchets up the car’s sporting character for the small number who want more from their GT convertible but aren’t yet interested in a 458 Spider. It’s a bone tossed to the near-enthusiast.
The HS package starts with a different steering rack; it’s quicker, about 2.3 turns lock to lock as opposed to the standard rack’s 2.5, and it has slightly higher effort. Not that the base steering is sloppy, but we much preferred the Speciale version. It’s most noticeable in tight switchbacks, and the added heft isn’t a bother during relaxed cruising.