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What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For Awe-inspiring performance, boot space, interior room

Against High running costs, road noise

Verdict The most useable Ferrari available

Go for… V8

Avoid… N/A

Ferrari California Open
  • 1. The steering is accurate and the body control excellent, while the ride is comfortable enough to make this a great cruiser, too
  • 2. Visibility is good, apart for an unswept area of windscreen by the driver's screen pillar, while the control and switchgear layout is largely faultless
  • 3. Every California gets a 453bhp V8 engine and an automatic F1-inspired gearbox, allowing for a sub-four second 0-60mph time and a top speed of more than 190mph
  • 4. Average economy is 21.6mpg, but start enjoying the sound of that V8 too much and you’ll see that drop to around 15mpg very quickly
  • 5. There have been a few issues with the electric folding roof and boot, but a quick sensor fix by a dealer will sort this
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