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Entering production on the 17th September 2012 and completed eight days later on the 25th September. Finished in metallic black (nero Daytona WB 508) with black “Daytona” pattern seats front and rear, stitched in grey (STC-£297) and black carpets. With a then list price “on the road” of £152,086.00. In addition to the “Daytona” pattern seats (DAY 1-£2,376 & DAY 2-£789), the car was optioned as follows yellow brake callipers (CALY-£880),carbon fibre driving zone with LED steering wheel((CIDL-£4,231),carbon fibre rear moulding (CPHO-£1,181),electric seats(ELEC standard),run flat tyres(FLAT ),heat insulating windscreen(HAW1-standard),enamel Scuderia wing shields(LOGO-£1,013), Magneride dual mode suspension(MADM-£3,198) parking camera(PAC1),front and rear parking sensors((PAR 2),aluminium drivers and passenger footrest’s ((PAR 2) ,20” Diamond finish sport wheels(RMSD-£2,766) ,yellow rev counter (RPM-£456) ,leather headliner ((RUF 1-£2,461 )high power Hi FI subsystem (SNDB),rosso embroidered Prancing Horse on headrests (EMPH-standard) in all in excess of £20,500 of options! When finished the car was transported to Ferrari UK-one of just 65 finished in black from the 277 taxed or SORN’d in the UK- and in turn to the London Ferrari agents, HR Owen where it was first registered on 6th October 2012.
Purchased by the second and last owner 66year old Mr P O of Surrey on 1st June 2018 with 16,900 miles from Andrew Ludlow of Park Lane, -who had bought it from HR Owen- in Hampshire part exchanging his Ferrari 328 GTS.
The car is complete as new with factory original service-with eight services stamped- book, handbooks,tools and both keys and is clear on the HPI finance and insurance registers and has no outstanding factory
HAVING ENJOYED WORLDWIDE SUCCESS THROUGHOUT ITS CAREER, THE NEW EVOLUTION OF THE FERRARI CALIFORNIA IS CHARACTERISED BY THE NUMBER 30.
The California’s V8 now punches out a maximum of 490 hp with maximum torque climbing to 505 Nm at 5000 rpm, thanks to new exhaust manifolds and engine mapping. Its torque curve has also been modified and is higher across the engine’s generous rev range too.
Ferrari California 30
Cutting-edge aluminium fabrication techniques and construction technologies used by the Scaglietti Centre of Excellence in the manufacture of the California’s chassis, have also led to an overall reduction of 30 kg in the car’s weight without impinging in any way on its structural rigidity or performance. The abovementioned factors have also directly benefited the Ferrari’s California’s performance, reducing its 0-100 km/acceleration time to 3.8 seconds.
This heightens its sporty feel without detracting from the character of a car that has won universal acclaim for its seamless melding of performance and the exceptional versatility resulting from its retractable hard top (RHT) and 2+ configuration.
THE GEARBOX HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN IMPORTANT AND DISTINCTIVE COMPONENT FOR FERRARI CARS. THE CALIFORNIA’S TRANSMISSION IS DUAL CLUTCH WITH SEVEN GEARS, MAINTAINING THE TRADITIONAL F1 CONTROLS ON THE STEERING WHEEL.
It is an innovative gearbox that ensures higher performances and at the same time greater driving comfort, is more efficient, and requires less maintenance. It is indeed like having two parallel gearboxes, where the dual clutch permits independent control of the odd and even gears and their pre-selection.
In this way the gear change occurs in close-to-zero times and without wheel torque interruption. The so-called acceleration gap is eliminated, obtaining, apart from a real improvement in performance, a new and thrilling driving sensation.
Perfect also for normal daily and city use, in automatic mode the dual clutch transmission guarantees the highest values of comfort and drivability. Positioned with rear overhang following the traditional transaxle system, it contributes to the ideal weight distribution, with 53% of the total weight of the vehicle at the rear and 47% at the front axis.
DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION
The new dual clutch transmission (DCT) increases driving comfort and performance under sporty driving conditions, with seven speeds, reverse, electro-hydraulic operation and no torque converter.
GDI ENGINE – DIRECT INJECTION
Direct injection guarantees improved engine performance because of the cooling effect of the injected fuel inside the cylinder and the fact that the fuel is injected directly into the chamber rather than passing through the intake valves.
The high injection pressure (200 bar compared to current systems with160 bar) guarantees correct pulverisation of the petrol as well as optimum mixing and combustion at up to 8000 rpm. This in turn boosts performance and reduces fuel consumption whilst ensuring that current emission limits are respected.
Direct fuel injection also delivers a compression ratio of 12.2:1. This is higher than that of Ferrari engines with indirect fuel injection. Once again the result is improved performance and reduced fuel consumption.
Like other Ferrari engines, this one also boasts variable timing on both inlet and exhaust cams to optimise performance and reduce fuel consumption right across the entire rev range.
Its inlet and exhaust tracts were designed to deliver a high efflux coefficient and a high turbulence index. This guarantees a good mix and efficient combustion without impinging on performance.
The exhaust system consists of two metal matrix catalysers (one per cylinder bank), one central pre-silencer and two rear silencers. The aim was to reduce back pressure whilst still respecting current noise limits. There are by-pass valves on the rear silencers and these are electro-hydraulically commanded by the engine control unit.
The adoption of a secondary air system in the cylinder heads means that only one catalyser per bank is necessary which keeps back-pressure down yet ensures compliance with the very strict Euro5 and LEV2 emissions standards.
The new dual clutch transmission (DCT) increases driving comfort and performance under sporty driving conditions.
Taken from Ferrari's own website
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