Hamann Ferrari California

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A lot of my friends think Ferrari made a huge mistake by building the California. They say it doesn’t represent historic Ferrari DNA. I strongly disagree. Some of Ferrari’s most legendary classics were of this same front-engine Grand Touring configuration. Cars like the all-time favorite 250 GTO, the 330 Le Mans Berlinetta and the 500 Superfast.

Moving away from this argument, Hamann Motorsport got their hands on the California and thought they could inject some more oomph into the tourer.

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The tuner manages to squeeze some additional power out of the California by revising the engine management program and by replacing the original exhaust with Hamann’s own sport system. These two upgrades alone will increase the 4.3 liter V8 engine’s performance by up to 20 percent.

hamann fc rear

Changes to the exterior consist of a newly designed carbon fiber hood. A front spoiler, side skirts, rear diffuser and a simple rear wing have been been added to aid aerodynamics. To be honest, I’m not a big fan of the double layered exhaust tips. They remind me of the Lexus IS-F. I would rather have a single outlet than this stacked look.

Hamann have nailed the lowering height with the car looking quite the menace sitting on those black powdercoated rims. Top closed or down? Closed for me. Maybe this Hamann Motorsport version will change the minds of my hating friends.

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3 Comments on “Hamann Ferrari California”

  1. Abu Antar Says:

    Im not a big fan of the California, but Hamann did a nice job with this one!

  2. Marzouq Says:

    I love the California, its such a nice car and worth the money, not every car is meant to be raced, this is meant to be cruised in, and specifically on the California coast of Malibu or San Diego! But what Hamann did to the car is a serious crime!!!!!

  3. Kuwaity Says:

    I agree with you, It’s not a mistake at all!

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