The California isn't the most exciting vehicle in Ferrari's stable, but that could soon be changing as a number of updates are planned for 2012.

The California isn't the most exciting vehicle in Ferrari's stable, but that could soon be changing as a number of updates are planned for 2012.

According to CAR, the model will have an optimized ECU and a new exhaust system. Thanks to these tweaks, the 4.3-liter V8 engine will reportedly produce 483 hp (360 kW / 490 PS) and 505 Nm (373 lb-ft) of torque - an increase of 30 hp (22 kW / 30 PS) and 20 Nm (15 lb-ft).

Besides being more powerful, the California is expected to drop approximately 30 kg (66 lbs) for improved performance.

The exterior styling will remain virtually untouched, but the cabin will likely feature an updated infotainment system. There's also word of a new handling package with improved magnetorheological dampers that respond in just five milliseconds.

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