The pack has been designed to give the turbocharged California a more performance-focused character, with stiffer suspension, quicker gear changes and a more vocal exhaust part of changes.
New springs that are 16% stiffer at the front and 19% stiffer at the rear have been fitted, and the car’s dampers have been adjusted accordingly to improve body control by reducing roll, dive and pitch when pressing on. The new suspension's effects can be felt most when the car's manettino is set to Sport mode.
Ferrari concedes that the new suspension does slightly compromise ride comfort, but explains that the package has been developed to meet the needs of “drivers seeking an even more sporty experience, particularly on twisty routes”.
To match this sharper handling, Ferrari has hastened the change times of the car’s seven-speed dual clutch gearbox, and swapped the car’s standard exhaust for a new twin-silencer system.