Ferrari has confirmed the revised 2012 California convertible will get more power, a lower body weight and a new optional handling package.
The model will be about 30kg lighter and will deliver an additional 30 HP. Both the exterior and interior will also be improved.
The changes in weight and power have cut the car’s zero-to-62 mph (0-100 kilometers per hour) acceleration time to 3.8 seconds.
The California, which currently starts at $192,000, will be available with an optional suspension setup called the Handling Speciale package.
It includes computer-controlled shock dampers that react faster than before to keep the car’s body from rolling in turns while maintaining a comfortable ride.
Along with the mechanical upgrades, the new California will get a wider range of colour choices, including two-tone finishes and three-layer paint technology.
The company said availability of the new California, which is in production now, will vary by market, with the first deliveries scheduled for Europe.
The upgraded Ferrari California will be officially unveiled at next month’s Geneva motor show.