Tasteful - if you can cope with the wheels
Like painting a clown’s face onto the Mona Lisa or turning the Shroud of Turin into a kaftan, there is so often something very wrong about creating a modified Ferrari. Still, it isn’t always done with a heavy hand, as German tuner Edo Competition has proved with its take on the Ferrari California.
The Edo California steers clear of wideboy bodykits, but is fitted with a 35mm lowering kit, fully adjustable sports suspension and a choice of 20-inch or 21-inch(!) two-piece alloys, which look particularly tasty in black (if less than subtle).
At least the interior hasn't been altered...
The performance tweaks have been similarly restrained, with a remapped ECU and two high-flow cats liberating 40hp, bringing the California’s power output to a nice round 500hp. Torque jumps just 12lb ft 369lb ft and peaks 200rpm higher than in the standard car, at 5200rpm. Edo has also fitted an exhaust whose noise levels can be controlled from the cabin.
The performance tweaks are enough, Edo claims, to push up the top speed from 193mph to 196mph, although the sprint to 62mph remains unchanged at 3.9sec.
Edo will go further if you want, going as far as re-trimming the interior, but considering the rather lovely standard car’s cabin, there are still some things that are probably best left alone.