There are a few things one can do to immediately raise their social status in the Phoenix Valley area. Some of these things are more exciting than others. Sure you can go the obvious route and join an exclusive country club, attend lots of fundraising banquets at the Phoenix Botanical Gardens, and start looking for creative ways to incorporate a top hat and monocle into your summer wardrobe, but will these types of pursuits fulfill the need for speed and power which resides within you? Or will they serve to raise the bar when on the road in the car obsessed culture of Phoenix? Unless you have a really upscale golf cart, then probably not. This is where the new reworked Ferrari California comes into play.
The Ferrari California is deservedly known as the understated member of the Ferrari Family, not ostentatious or overbearing, but a sleek and stylish high performance Italian sport car nonetheless.
The Geneva Motor Show saw the official debut of the new version of the Ferrari California. The Ferrari California is a mid cycle refresh, an attempt by Ferrari to garner some more attention to a more than deserving vehicle. Though the unveiling took place only this past month, production has already commenced, meaning that the new 2013 Ferrari California should be available in the Phoenix Valley area by this summer at the very latest.
Under the hood, the Ferrari California’s GDI V8 now delivers 490 hp with maximum torque of 505 Nm at 5,000 rpm, thanks to new exhaust manifolds and engine mapping. The torque curve has also been modified and is higher across the engine’s generous rev range.
Cutting-edge aluminium fabrication techniques and construction technologies used by the Scaglietti Centre of Excellence in the manufacture of the Ferrari California’s chassis, have led to an overall reduction of 30 kg in the car’s weight without impinging in any way on its structural rigidity and performance.
These enhancements have improved the Ferrari’s California’s performance, reducing its 0-60 MPH acceleration time to 3.8 seconds. This heightens its sporty feel without detracting from the mission and character of a car that has won universal acclaim for its performance and exceptional versatility resulting from its retractable hard top and 2+ seating. To meet the needs of clients desiring a more dynamic, yet not overly extreme, driving experience, an optional Handling Special package has been developed which encompasses modifications to the suspension set-up that minimise body roll and make the car even more responsive to driver inputs.
By this summer Phoenix Valley automotive enthusiasts should be able view and test drive the Ferrari California or any other current production model Ferrari at Scottsdale Ferrari.