Ferrari California T
Fast, comfortable and dramatic, the Ferrari California is the most well-rounded grand touring convertible in the company’s storied history.
Thanks to its retractable hardtop and refined yet powerful performance, the Ferrari California T can provide the comfort and security of a grand touring coupe, or the sunny exposure and more thrilling experience of an exotic roadster. Not only does it click off rapid, F1-style shifts, it does so without the low-speed herky-jerky motions of the single-clutch automated manuals found in previous Ferraris. It’s surprisingly agile and an easy car to drive… hard — perfect for the first-time Ferrari-ans.
The California T’s twin-turbo V-8 may make 108 fewer horses than version in the harder-core 488GTB, but you’ve still got 553 of them under your right foot—enough to hit 60 mph in under 3.6 seconds. More impressive is the bounteous torque on tap: the California blasts forward with an extravagant brawn you simply wouldn’t find in many of Ferrari’s previous, high-revving naturally aspirated V-8s.
Don’t worry: one blast through the gears and every hair on your neck will be aimed straight up at the constellation Pegasus.
Prepare for attention. Lots of it.
November 1, 2021