• Sep 21, 2009

Hamann Ferrari California - Click above for high-res image gallery

Like their ever-tuning counterparts Edo Competition, Hamann Motorsport have got their hands on a 2010 Ferrari California and are working on an aftermarket program for the folding hardtop sportscar. Among the performance parts on the way are new exhaust system and a revised engine management program that the company says yields a 20% gain in horsepower from the 4.3-liter V8.

Until then, California owners can opt for Hamann's aerodynamic kit that makes extensive use of carbon fiber. The complete kit consists of a new hood, front spoiler, side skirts, a three-part rear diffuser, and a small rear wing. Other available components include Hamann's lightweight forged wheels and a range of interior accessories. Hit the jump for the company's press release or browse through the high-resolution gallery below.



[Source: Hamann Motorsport]

PRESS RELEASE:

Refining super sports cars is more than just business for the company HAMANN Motorsport. Their passion for detail, for something special and unique is the main incentive for extraordinary modifications. The latest stroke of genius once again confirms this. The HAMANN interpretation of the Ferrari California with its exclusive and extensive refining programme does not only make the hearts of real Ferrari fans beat faster.

Most of all, the car body kit proves that HAMANN does not only focus on changing the visual appearance. Apart from design elements such as a bonnet made of carbon fibre, specific modifications at the front, sides and back boost the aerodynamics. Thereby, the front spoiler reduces the lifting forces of the California which significantly improves the handling and agility. Moreover, the unobtrusive side skirt set calms the airflow between both axles. And moreover, a back spoiler increases the contact pressure. Here, the HAMANN engineers agreed on a small wing profile which considerably enhances the car body design. As the combination with the perfectly integrated and three-part rear diffuser renders enough grip for the road. Mainly on country roads with many curves, the HAMANN aerodynamics kit unravels its power and generates pure driving pleasure.

The extra agility and handling gives room for more performance. Also here, HAMANN-Motorsport contributes its know-how. An adjustment for the motor management is in preparation and a sport exhaust system will also be especially engineered for this sports car. This combination will advance the performance of the serial 4.3 litre V8 engine with 460 hp by up 20 percent.

Another technical highlight in the offered tuning programme is the multi-part HAMANN aluminium wheel called EDITION RACE. The black varnished rim star and the titanium bolting of the high-gloss polished rim flange emphasise the racing character. As the wheel is produced in forged technology, it is extremely light. This reduces the unsprung masses which noticeably improves both the acceleration and the braking response. The recommended wheel-tyre combination measures 9.0Jx21 inches with 245/30ZR21 tyres for the front and 12.5Jx21 rims with wheels measuring 345/25ZR21 are fitted at the back. The wheel-tyre combination is perfectly enhanced by the suspension which is used in order to lower the sports car.

Also in the interior, HAMANN has a lot to offer to its customers. In addition to the serially offered interior, HAMANN Motorsport offers an extensive programme, ranging from personalised floor mats to a perfectly finished complete leather interior.

For more information about the widespread HAMANN tuning programme, please visit the web site www.HAMANN-MOTORSPORT.com .


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      • 5 Years Ago
      i hope the white car trend is over soon , i'm sick of seeing white cars on the roads.
      • 5 Years Ago
      BOOTY-FUL
      • 5 Years Ago
      I believe that "RAGGEDY edge" that you are seeing is due to pixelation from the image being resized. Make sure that you are viewing the image at 100% size.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I see what you are referring to. After having looked at it again in hi res, I am now thinking that it may be sealant used to secure the part that is causing the slight waviness.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's what I thought at first, but I only view images here at "Hi Res" and that's when I saw it. Looks like the resin wasn't fully polished after it was removed from the mold. Look closely at the left edge. Could use some work.

        http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2009/09/hamannferraricalifornia_10.jpg
        • 5 Years Ago
        sparrk, might I suggest a site that you can obviously use.

        http://www.visionworkseyewear.com/

        I spend my entire day in front of a computer screen looking at photos, sketches, renderings, and 3D models. I know what pixelation from resizing looks like. Apparently you people don't, lol.

        All jokes aside, pull out a magnifying glass and look at the image if that helps you. It's not a continuous edge. It can be fixed, but if God is in the details, he fell asleep on the job on that one, lol.
        • 5 Years Ago
        yeah , it's a problem with image resizing , look at other images , you will see the same error on a lot of surfaces.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Congrats, Hamann, you have made an ugly car hideous.
      • 5 Years Ago
        • 5 Years Ago
        Ouch...good call. That's garbage.
      • 5 Years Ago
      That is very nice! Mostly everything Hamaan touches comes out looking great!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Definitely better-looking than a regular California, but I really don't like the carbon fibered hood scoop (actually, I've never liked the hood scoop).
      • 5 Years Ago
      This car still looks more Japanese than Italian to me...
      • 5 Years Ago
      At least the California aka The Turtle looks a little manlier with the modifications.
      • 5 Years Ago
      check out www.carbonfiberhoods.net
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow! Nice Corvette!
      • 5 Years Ago
      it's a Ferrari California; it didn't NEED anything but a home.
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