It's not easy to make one of the world's most desirable cars even more so, but the Ferrari California Handling Speciale ($TBA) succeeds anyway. Boasting a 490hp GDI V8 — 30 more hp than its predecessor — the new California goes from 0-62 mph in just 3.8 seconds, while the Handling Speciale package adds Magnetorheological (!) dampers controlled by an even faster ECU running patented Ferrari software for precise handling, stiffer springs for more precise body control, and a new steering box with a 10 percent quicker steering ratio to make tackling those tight corners even more fun.
They're well known for taking vintage vehicles and transforming them into modern marvels, but ICON's The Derelicts ($TBA) line forgoes the upgraded exterior to create something truly unique. On the outside of each one-off vehicle, you'll find the same worn, vintage exterior that you might see on a junkyard specimen, but upgraded underneath with new interiors, modern chassis, electrical components and power trains. The example above is a 1952 Chevy Deluxe Business Man's coupe, which has been tricked out with an Art Morrison powder-coated chassis, ABS brakes, a 430hp Camaro 6.2 LS3 engine, and exotic interior materials; expect others, including models based on a 1939 Nash and a 1967 Rolls Royce, to make an appearance in the coming months.
It's one thing to take a classic car and make it look modern — but it's quite another to take a new car and make it look classic. That's the idea behind the Ferrari 340 Competizione ($TBA). Built to pay homage to the 1952 Ferrari 340 Mexico — which was limited to just three examples — the Competizione is a one-off that began life as a Ferrari 456 GT, and kept its 470hp, 5.4L V12 and six-speed manual while gaining new aerodynamics, suspension, brakes, an interior that recalls the 340 Mexico while retaining some modern niceties, and, of course, new aluminum bodywork.