Driving a Ferrari is all about experiencing tradition and performance. But with the Ferrari California T Convertible you can immerse yourself into a third choice. It might seem contradictory to describe this Ferrari as a weekend getaway supercar. But that’s the idea.
Boasting a new twin turbo V8 with 553-horsepower and a seven-speed, dual clutch automatic transmission, the Ferrari California affords the driver the best of a lot of sports cars in one vehicle. With the top down (it retracts and closes in about 15 seconds), you can enjoy all of the niceties of the wondrous open-car feel. And you can do so in a high-performance convertible with impressive acceleration — 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
Further, the California T will provide you with a rarely combined experience — the enjoyment of a roadster and a coupe. There’s seating for four (the back seats are best suited for children) so you can drive can enjoy a supercar as a family. You can also experience further interior updates, including a bolstered feeling in the seats and usable trunk space.
The Ferrari California T Convertible drives impressively since among its new features are a revised suspension and a lower mounted engine. For you, that translates the California T into arguably the best daily driver in the Ferrari lineup.
Supercars and economy are rarely, if ever, mentioned in the same sentence. But you can drive the California, and there will be a surprise when you consider refueling. You won’t need to do so as often as you might expect. The Ferrari's EPA rating is 16 mpg in the city, 23 in highway driving and 19 mpg combined.
For technology enthusiasts, the Ferrari California has matured. Standard features include a navigation system, USB connection, and a topline sound system. And there's a modern touch convenience often unheard of in supercars — cup holders.
Of course, it's still very much a Ferrari, and that means you will experience a majestic automobile with excellent responsiveness.