Ferrari offering new Handling Speciale upgrade package

Ferrari has responded to criticism of its touring-biased California T model by offering a new Handling Speciale upgrade package. The stiffer suspension springs and dampers “reduce ride comfort but lend an extra edge”, says Ferrari, specifically for twisting roads.

Some corners of the media have called the car too boring and reserved, especially in the way it handles. The new package aims to address that. The dampers have been set up to respond to bumps faster and give more control in fast cornering, allowing the car to punch out of corners with more sharpness and speed. The springs themselves are 16% and 19% stiffer at the front and rear respectively.

As part of the modifications, the exhaust noise also gets louder at high revs compared to the standard car, while the gearbox shifts faster than before.

Ferrari will also add aesthetic upgrades like the matt finish on the grille and rear diffuser, matt black exhaust tips and a special cabin plaque denoting the car as carrying the Handling Speciale package.

It will be displayed at the Geneva Motor Show in the next month.


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