Ferrari California Dreamin’… Top Down Casual
In the super car game the term “daily driver” is often code for entry level and that just doesn’t sound right when shopping for a Ferrari.
What sounds very right is the boisterous exhaust of the Ferrari California Turbo “Handling Speciale” edition which made the scene recently at the legendary west coast Monterey Car Week.
Starting at $207,000 the California is modest for Ferrari but a spirited test drive proves this new variant to be plenty aggressive. And yet the California is very much a comfortable and convenient car … ergo a daily driver.
Powered by a 3.9 liter, twin-turbo 560 horsepower V8 engine posting blistering 0 – 60 times of about 3 seconds, with absolutely no turbo-lag, this car proudly displays legendary Ferrari performance.
Also gratifying is the ease of 14-second one-touch convertible roof. The top down profile of the car is particularly casual … befitting the Ferrari California mission of being a fun loving roadster.
Add in the sumptuous leather interior, exotic controls and displays, Apple Car Play and sharp custom wheels, and this car really does seem to epitomize the spirit of California.