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500Bhp California from Edo Competition

Despite its position as the 'approachable' Prancing Horse, Ferrari's new California folding hardtop is a heck of an impressive drive all the way around. However, that hasn't stopped some quarters from suggesting that it's a bit compromised and a bit too effeminate to be a proper Maranello supercar.

Enter German tuner Edo Competition, which has just taken the wraps off of their own fettled California. Looking suitably foreboding in black with larger matching alloys, Edo has tweaked the car's 4.3-liter V8 engine to deliver 500 horsepower (+40). That nice, round number arrives courtesy of a remapped ECU and a pair of high-flow cats that feed into a new cockpit-adjustable exhaust system. The engine's torque level doesn't swell quite as much, peaking at 369 lb-ft (@ 5,200 rpm), but nevertheless, EDO says the car is good for a 0-62 mph run in 3.9 seconds and a top end of 315 km/h (196 mph). Oddly, Ferrari says the box-stock Cali will get to 60 mph in "under 4 seconds," so there's probably not much of a difference between the two on the low end, although Edo's top speed is 5 kmph faster than when it left the factory.

Commendably, Edo has resisted the need to fit a lairy body kit, although the company says it will be happy to trim-out your droptop with lowering springs (-35mm), a full-on sport suspension system with adjustable damping, or your choice of 20- and 21-inch wheels. They'll even redo the interior for you, although we find the standard car to be quite wonderful in this regard, and might recommend leaving well enough alone.
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That definitely looks a heck of a lot better than the standard California

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Granted the car can use larger tires and wider wheels but 21-22"!

It does not seem Edo has gained that much over the stock and fo what the would charge is it worth it?

The car looks great but not with those goofy black wheels!

Those are for Chris.
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Granted the car can use larger tires and wider wheels but 21-22"!

It does not seem Edo has gained that much over the stock and fo what the would charge is it worth it?

The car looks great but not with those goofy black wheels!

Those are for Chris.
They would go great on my car.....err if they were 18"

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Anything on your car would be an improvement!
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[email protected] it's starting to warm up on me and I don't even like black, but now, can't see the CA being in anything else but black: helps make it more sinister which gives that rear end more respect.

shoot....will wait for that Mondial replacement to come way donw in price though, if not to sort out the common Ferrari problems down the road

PS: Will they put on Flying Buttresses too...no, seriously.

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If you want to see a black one go over to FoSF.

They have a beauty there but it has a black interior!
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If you want to see a black one go over to FoSF.

They have a beauty there but it has a black interior!

NEVER a black interior again...that's nuts.....you'll fry your testa-to-rosas after 15 seconds in the sun. Even though some of us have them made of brass

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Brass or glass go see the black one!
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NEVER a black interior again...that's nuts.....you'll fry your testa-to-rosas after 15 seconds in the sun. Even though some of us have them made of brass
My car has black leather...

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and do you have testa-rossa

just saying, if they aren't frying
you've been lying

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I had a professor in college who passed out corrected exam books to then recall them citing he had made an error in the grading scale and needed to regrade the work.

He stated that he being the testor he was quite certain it would make us, the testee's, quite sore!!!
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but now, can't see the CA being in anything else but black: helps make it more sinister which gives that rear end more respect.
I agree, black made a nice effect specially in the rear, I guess it helped cover up the excessive lines of the California a little bit, so made it more "respectful", if you will
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I agree, black made a nice effect specially in the rear, I guess it helped cover up the excessive lines of the California a little bit, so made it more "respectful", if you will

however, to add some additional comment: the wheels are wrong...seems to need a bit more, for me, covering up in there.....too open, looks almost like wagon wheels

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agreed, black is the color for the California, but these wheels are completely wrong
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