2013 Ferrari California unveiled ahead of Geneva image

The Italian based automaker Ferrari has recently unveiled the facelifted version of the California supercar, ahead of its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in March.

According to the car manufacturer, the Ferrari California facelift, which will wear the 2013 model year on it, is actually coming with an upgraded chassis, and thanks to aluminum fabrication techniques, the drop top is now weighing 30 kg (66 lbs) less than the model it’s replacing. Ferrari says that the facelifted California will also be offered with the new Handling Speciale Package, which is coming with improved magnetorheological dampers, stiffer springs and a quicker steering ratio.

“The Geneva Motor Show will see the official debut of the new version of the Ferrari California, production of which has already commenced, with a reduction of weight of 30 kg and an increase in power output of 30 CV”, as the automaker is saying in its official press release.

2013-ferrari-california-facelift-geneva-2The 2013 Ferrari California is also coming with an upgraded 4.3 V8 engine, which is developing a total output of 483 horsepower and it has a peak torque of 505 Nm (372 lb-ft), 30 horsepower and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft) more than the current version. All this power is helping the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.8 seconds. More details on the supercar once it will make its official debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.