The 2012 Geneva Motor Show will also mark the debut of a new version of the Ferrari California. Already in production, the new Ferrari California gets a reduction on weight of 30 kg (66 lb) thanks to new aluminum fabrication techniques and construction technologies. The car also receives a 30 hp increase in power output with the vehicle's GDI V8 now delivering 490 hp with a maximum torque of 505 Nm at 5,000 rpm thanks to new exhaust manifolds and engine mapping.
The enhancements see the new California cutting its 0 - 100 km/h (62 mph) time to 3.8 seconds. Ferrari will also offer an optional Handling Speciale package that includes suspension set-up modifications to minimize body roll and Magnetorheological dampers controlled by a 50 percent faster ECU for more responsive driver inputs. There's also a new steering wheel box that provides a 10 percent quicker steering ratio.
But the greatest expectation surrounding Ferrari involves the unveiling of the replacement for the 599. Codenamed "F152," the new flagship is rumored to be dubbed the "F620." It will feature an aluminum frame and carbon fiber body panels to reduce weight and boast and the same 6.3-liter V12 engine found in the Ferrari FF to produce an anticipated 700 hp. However, we'll have to wait until the show for more details and some much anticipated pics of the new car.
Thankfully the wait won't be long with the 2012 Geneva Motor Show kicking off on March 8 and running until March 18. Stay tuned for our coverage of these and many more vehicles from the show once it gets underway.
Paris Hilton has a new $ 277,500 red sports car. The brand new 2012 Ferrari California Spyder was delivered to her Mulholland Estates residence on Black Friday.
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The Ferrari dealership was all smiles when Paris purchased one of their cars. Saying she is the perfect fit for the Ferrari brand and having all the added exposure was a bonus.