Even though the Ferrari California supercar is the cheapest out of all the Ferrari models, it still has a reputation to defend as being a fast supercar. But with a normal aspirated V8 engine producing only 483 horsepower and 372 pound-feet of torque, it is hard press to put it in a supercar category.
At a base price of about $201,000, the Ferrari California is anything but cheap. When it compares to the American muscle cars such the Corvette ZR-1 and Mustang Viper GTS, the price of Ferrari California is hard to justify. To make the Ferrari California a defender of its name brand, it needs a bit of more power, and that is where CDC Performance comes in. The tuning company is introducing a bolt supercharger for the Ferrari California, which increases its power and torque to 594 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. Now that is what we are talking about.
The supercharger kit for Ferrari California also includes an intercooler and a sports tuned exhaust system featuring a valve to control the V8 engine’s noise levels. The tuning process continues with a new set of lowering springs that is coupled with an electronically controlled lift system, which allows the driver to raise or lower the ride height by as much as 1.6 inches. In addition, a new set of 21-inch rims wrapped in 255/30/21 tires on the front axle and 22-inch rims in 315/25/22 tires at the rear to fill up the fender gaps.
CDC Performance didn’t just stop at the engine and chassis modifications. The tuning company also add a front spoiler, rear air diffuser, and a new front grille. Even the turning signals get a blacked out treatment as well.
The result of CDC Performance’s tuning brings the Ferrari California closer to its symbolic brand, as being fast and exotic.