The Ferrari California has the long, flowing lines, arched fenders, and curvaceous sides all complementing the classic roadster proportions. Inside, the California looks very much like its newer brethren, with a careful mix of leather, metal, and plastic laid out in Ferrari’s typically lush, yet purposeful fashion.
Powering the California is a potent 4.3-liter V-8 engine rated at 490 horsepower and 373 pound-feet of torque. Prior to 2013, the California was rated at 460 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the additional power, the California now accelerates to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, and hits a top speed of 193 mph.
Handling is, as you’d expect of a Ferrari, quite impressive–at least up to about 9/10ths. Pushing the limits is not in the California’s repertoire, as it’s tuned for comfort and practicality more than track-ready feats of speed. Still, a Handling Speciale package is available for those who desire a bit more edge, and even at 9/10ths, the California is blazingly quick.