User review on Ferrari California T written by Shyama on 12 July 2014
Shyama's review on Ferrari California T Convertible
Year of Manufacture : 2010 | Driven no. of Kms. : NA
- Pros: Properly fast, Sounds incredible
- Cons: Rear seats are virtually useless
There is a “sense of drama to the cabin” according to one motoring journalist, who went on to say that whilst she was disappointed with the quality of some of the plastics used “the interior is a stunning place to sit”.The seats are beautifully trimmed in leather and pride of place in the dashboard is given to the rev counter, which is mounted directly in front of the driver’s eyes.You can opt to have the rear seats replaced with a luggage shelf, which might be a sensible move because they are effectively useless for anyone other than small children. Reviewers are unanimous in saying that the Ferrari drives beautifully, drawing “the fine line between grand tourer and high-performance sports car in the right place.” It’s most at home crossing continents in comfort - but give it a sniff of a twisty road and “you will be transported to motoring Nirvana.”The “rapid-fire” seven-speed semi-automatic gearbox draws praise too and encourages drivers to use the engine’s full performance “simply to wonder at such an engineering marvel.”The California’s V8 engine displaces 4297cc and is an absolute gem. It makes some big numbers (453bhp and 357lb ft) but it is the way that it does so that is so impressive. It revs to nearly 8000rpm and makes a “glorious hard-edged bark”. The fuel economy will be around 20mpg, which isn’t bad at all for a car of this performance, and has been helped considerably by Ferrari’s efforts to improve their car’s fuel efficiency.However, if you are looking for a hard-core sports car – and not everyone is, certainly not for road use – then perhaps you should consider something like the Audi R8 Spyder, or Ferrari's own 458 Spider.