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2013 Ferrari California loses weight and gains power to command more respect

by Michael Harley (RSS feed) on Mar 7th, 2012 at 6:29AM

Sending a message that reinforces Ferrari's commitment that all of its vehicles will kick serious butt, the Italian automaker has treated its under-appreciated California model to an exceptional mid-cycle refresh. Up front, the hardtop convertible's naturally aspirated 4.3-liter V8 has been bumped up to 490 horsepower, thanks to a tweaked ECU and a new exhaust manifold. The new power goes hand-in-hand with an updated aluminum-intensive chassis which is nearly 70 pounds lighter than last year's model thanks to "cutting-edge aluminium fabrication techniques and construction technologies."... Read More

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