Ferrari California given HELE system which includes stop-start tech
30 September 2010

Ferrari has unveiled stop-start technology on its California model for the first time at the Paris motor show.

The stop-start tech is part of the HELE (High Emotion Low Emissions) system and restarts the car in just 230 milliseconds.

See pics of the Ferrari California with stop-start tech

HELE uses a series of technologies which cut emissions by 23 per cent to 299g/km of CO2 (urban cycle) compared to that emitted by the California at launch.

The 2+2 hardtop convertible now has a combined cycle figure of 270g/km – a reduction of eight per cent – which Ferrari claims represents best in class.

Customers can now choose two-tone finishes or three-layer paint technology alongside the standard 16 exterior colours.

There is also a wider choice of leather finishes, including water-repellent leather.

Andrew Papworth

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