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Ferrari California T HS Edition launched

  • Jan 25, 2016
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The Ferrari California T hardtop convertible can now be purchased with the HS (Handling Speciale) option. The handing-oriented option makes the agile handling of the California T, even sharper. The suspension setup has been changed and calibrated with new damper settings for improved handling at the cost of ride comfort. According to Ferrari, the V8-powered front-engine supercar's comfort levels have been affected only marginally while the handling-feedback combo has been improved substantially. The Sports mode makes the springs stiffer rewarding the driver with all that the HS package has to offer.

The California was introduced by Ferrari in 2008 and has received timely updates in the form of California HS and California T. The first-generation California was true to its traditions and used the 4.3-litre V8 F136 naturally-aspirated engine. The car was designed by Pininfarina, that is now part of India's Mahindra Group.

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The updated California T brought the engine in tune with the latest practice of forced-induction and the 4.3-litre V8 was replaced with the 3.9-litre V8 F154 engine with two turbochargers. The T stands for Turbo Design with inputs for the most affordable Ferrari from Pinifarina.

The turbocharged California T is a great tourer and the 3855cc motor churns out a whopping 560 PS of power at 7500 RPM coupled with a massive 755 Nm of torque at 4750 RPM. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a dual-clutch seven-speed transmission. These figures are capable of catapulting the 1730 kilogram car to triple digit speeds in 3.6 seconds. An almost 50-50 weight distribution to the axles with a slight bias in to the rear makes it a driver's delight on canyon roads. The motorised mechanism of going from coupe to cabriolet and vice-versa takes only 14 seconds and allows the occupants to either block or immerse occupants in all of nature's glory.

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