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The Ferrari California T receives a handling package


Last year Sean and Justin had their dreams come true when they spent the day with a Ferrari California T. The T eluding to the fact that this prancing horse is turbocharged. Since then, the Italian car maker has made its grand tourer even more dynamic by adding a handling package.

On an aesthetic level, certain elements have been highlighted to underscore the HS package’s sporty vocation. These include the new front grille in matte Grigio Ferro Met and the rear diffuser in the same colour with matte black fences and matte black tailpipes. A special plaque in the cockpit also indicates that the car sports the HS optional package.  

The Handling Speciale option offers a series of specific calibrations and a set-up that lends an extra edge, especially in Sport mode. 

This bespoke solution incorporates new damper settings and modified springs that make the car stiffer which, although marginally reducing the ride comfort, results in even sportier feedback, aided and abetted by the new engine sound that increases as revs rise. 

The gear-shift logic for the Sport mode has been modified for both automatic and manual guise resulting in faster, sportier gear engagement during both up- and down-shifts. 

The HS package also includes 16% stiffer front springs and 19% stiffer ones at the rear with a consequent increase in body control thanks to lower roll, dive and pitch.

We are sure that the improvement to the California T will blend it's great performance with even better handling. We loved it regardless. Here are some performance specs for you:


Type????? 90° V8 – direct injection
Overall displacement 3855 cc
Maximum power * 412 kW (560 cv) at 7500 rpm
Maximum torque * ???755 Nm (77 kgm) at 4750 rpm

Dimensions and weight

Length ???4570 mm
Width 1910 mm
Height 1322 mm
Dry weight ** ???1625 kg
Weight distribution ???47% fr. - 53% r.



Maximum speed? 316 km/h
0-100 km/h 3.6 s
Fuel Consumption *** 10.5 l/100km

* With 98 octane petrol

** With optional lightweight equipment

*** Combined cycle with HELE system (ECE+EUDC)


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