Ferrari is introducing the Handling Speciale package for the California T V8-powered sports car.
Set to be revealed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show in March, the pack brings a slightly revised design for the model with front grille and rear diffuser in matte Grigio Ferro Met color. Other highlights include matte black fences and tailpipes, as well as special badging in the interior.
But what’s more important, the Handling Speciale offers a series of specific calibrations for the suspension and a set-up, incorporating new damper settings and modified springs. The new solution makes the car stiffer which results in even “sportier feedback,” although marginally reducing the ride comfort.
The Sport mode now brings modified gear-shift logic, both for the automatic and manual versions, resulting in “faster and sportier gear engagement” during both up- and down-shifts.
The Handling Speciale also comes with a new exhaust system with silencers, featuring two primary pipes and a new geometry. Ferrari says the system was developed in tandem with the engine and gearbox control software to “underline the performance gains, with a more rapid response and improved sound and volume when driven hard.”