For The engine sounds brilliant and provides sensational pace and flexibility. The California’s supple ride makes it a good long-distance cruiser.
Against It’s expensive, it doesn’t really work as a two-plus-two and it’s not as thrilling to drive as a Ferrari should be.
What Car? says
If you want a Ferrari that’s comfortable and sophisticated, the California is the one. If you’re after sports car thrills, it’s not.
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Those who expect all Ferraris to deliver seat-of-the-pants thrills will be surprised by the California. It has Formula One hand-me-downs in the form of variable traction and stability controls and carbon ceramic brakes, but it all feels rather heavy and stodgy. The ride is supple, though, making the California a good cruiser.
The California’s pace isn’t in doubt, though. It has a direct-injection 4.3-litre V8 in the nose, with a seven-speed double-clutch automated manual gearbox at the rear (there is a six-speed manual if you insist). Together they deliver all the performance you expect from a Ferrari with sensational driveability and smoothness.
Reader test team says:
Love it. Use it pretty much everyday to take my son to school and then go on to the office; round town I use it in auto mode which is smooth and…
i bought one of these had it for one day came home from work and my wife had sold it and bought a s-class s65l amg and a antara