2012 Ferrari California coming with more power and less weight image

The Italian based automaker Ferrari is planning to put its California model on a diet, where the supercar will lose 66 pounds while gaining 30 more horsepower, with the extra boost coming from the ECU remap and re-machining the exhaust manifold.

According to Car Magazine, the Maranello based manufacturer will “play” with the popular California model and the supercar will come off the production line weighing 66 pounds less and generating 30 horsepower more.

A possible restyling of the front fascia could make its way onto the 2012 model year California, along with an upgraded infotainment system, which can mean only one thing: the facelifted version is coming and future customers of the supercar won’t have to wait that long to get their hands on one because Ferrari is planning to start production in January 2012.

As a reminder, the Ferrari California was originally presented back in 2008 at the Paris Motor Show, being a hard top convertible powered by a 4.3 liter V8 engine with direct injection, which is generation a total output of 453 HP.

Rumors in the industry say that the California started as a concept for a new Maserati but it seems the truth will never come to light.