Ferrari is also using the Geneva event to present the new Handling Speciale (HS) package for the California T. This V8 model with retractable hard top and 2+ seating configuration delivers such a perfect combination of performance and versatility that it has become the benchmark for its segment. The optional technical content on the Handling Speciale is designed for owners that appreciate the California T’s versatility and GT prowess but will also relish the extra sporty edge delivered by a series of a new set-up and specific calibrations.
Aside from stiffer springs to increase body control with lower roll, dive and pitch, the gear-shift logic for the Manettino’s Sport setting has been modified which translates into faster, sportier gear selection. A new strategy for the SCM3 magnetorheological dampers improves dynamic behaviour by boosting both the system’s response speed and control. Revised F1-Trac logics helps ensure even better acceleration, too.
The HS package also includes a new exhaust which delivers a fuller, richer sound very much in tune with the car’s character. It introduces several aesthetic features such as the new front grille in matte Grigio Ferro Met and the rear diffuser in the same colour with matte black fences and matte black tailpipes. The car showcasing the package has a two-tone livery comprising Rosso Corsa Met bodywork and Nero Stellato roof. Its black interior features a slew of carbon-fibre details.
Also present is a California T Tailor Made inspired by the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB. This is a particularly sporty but refined 8-cylinder featuring a Grigio Scuro livery and a dark red racing stripe with a Heritage Bordeaux leather interior. It also boasts detailing such as a black grille and black diffuser with red fences and chrome tailpipes.