Ferrari Ups The Game With California T HS Package, GTC4Lusso

Lamborghini may have taken the spotlight in Geneva with its Centenario, but Ferrari had a few aces up its sleeve too.

The first one is the HS (Handling Speciale) package for the California T, originally previewed in January. Available as an option for the 2+2 drop-top model, it was “designed for owners who appreciate the California T’s versatility and GT prowess”, as the company explains.

The package includes faster gear changes, a new exhaust system, 16 percent stiffer springs at the front and 19 percent at the rear, tweaked adaptive dampers to cope with the extra stiffness without affecting the ride comfort too much, revised F1-Trac for better control and grip and some aesthetic differences.

The car on display sports a two-tone livery with Rosso Corsa Met bodywork and Nero Stellato roof, complemented by the black interior with carbon fiber details.

Ferrari’s other card was another special Tailor Made version of the roadster, inspired by the 250 GT Berlinetta SWB. It features a Grigio Scuro livery and a deep red transverse racing stripe, along with black diffuser with red fences, chrome tailpipes and a Heritage Bordeaux leather interior.

Also on display at the Ferrari stand is the GTC4Lusso, celebrating its world premiere. This is an updated FF with an improved drag coefficient and 29 HP more squeezed from the 6.3-liter V12, which is now rated at 680 HP and 697 Nm (514lb-ft) of torque.

Completing Ferrari’s lineup at the Geneva show are the Argento Nurburgring 488 GTB, with a Nero Stellato roof, and F12 Berlinetta in Rosso Berlinetta livery, with Cuoio leather interior.