It is a dazzling vision in red…or green, depending on how you view the new eco-friendly Ferrari California HELE (pronounced “heli”, like a helicopter). After much speculation, Ferrari has finally unleashed its most unusual supercar, boasting a serious reduction in emissions…and no, it is not a luxury hybrid!
The Ferrari California goes green!
Now that your interest is piqued, let’s get down to specs on the new Ferrari California HELE. This model is the first-ever showroom example of an environmental program by Ferrari focused on reducing total corporate carbon emissions by roughly 30,000 tons, or 40% over a 5-year span.
Ferrari claims it has reduced the carbon emissions of its entire exotic sports car range, in percentage terms, by more than any other manufacturer on the planet. Ferrari’s PR reps are highlighting how the brand has proven that it is indeed possible to achieve low carbon dioxide emissions while maintaining Ferrari performance characteristics and driving pleasure. In other words, the HELE packs as much punch as the standard, and you can experience the standard when you rent a Ferrari California in Miami from Imagine Lifestyles Luxury Rentals.
Ferrari California HELE
The California HELE offers the same blistering acceleration, handling and braking capabilities as the standard California, but emits less carbon dioxide than the average taxi, at just 270 grams per kilometer.
This is achieved via a 4.3-liter 338kW V8 engine fitted with specialized cooling fans and fuel pumps that use less power. The air conditioner compressor has an electric control for further efficiency, but more significant is the introduction of an engine stop-start function that turns the supercar off at lights, reducing urban fuel usage up to 15% in heavy traffic. The California’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission was remapped to reduce engine revs by 8% during urban driving as well.
The Ferrari California HELE is looking toward a greener future
Further endeavors of the Ferrari environmental program include:
• Introduction of photovoltaic power in the Maranello factory
• Reconfiguration and realigning of manufacturing plant buildings
• The addition of large indoor gardens and rooftop cooling ponds to naturally ventilate and regulate indoor temperatures
Ferrari Headquarters Maranello Italy
Competitors must be green with envy! The HELE California, while greener than its counterpart, will start at $2,650 more than the $452,500 standard California.
Ferrari California HELE
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