While the focus was on the new and exclusive Ferrari SA Aperta at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, the baby California also turned up in ecological disguise. The Ferrari California hasn’t changed much on the outside, but the HELE acronym (High Emotion Low Emissions) is all about Ferrari’s ongoing project to reduce fuel consumption and emissions.
The CO2 emissions for the California are down to 270 g/km from 299 g/km and a start&stop system now also helps to reduce fuel consumption by a claimed 23 percent. For those of you more performance oriented, the start&stop system is capable of restarting the engine in just 230 milliseconds.
The Ferrari California also has new control functions for the cooling system, petrol pump and air conditioning compressor. Further improvements, not necessarily environmentally related, have been made to the dual clutch transmission, which can now adapt to the driving style at any one moment, changing gears with modified revs based on what the driver is doing.