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Success D r i v e
If, when you think of a Ferrari, you conjure up images of Sonny Crockett from Miami Vice, you’ll love
this car. If you want a Ferrari that you can use as a daily driver, you’ll love it even more.
TEX T BY BILL LINDSEY
P H O T O S CO U R T E S Y O F F E R R A R I
Most Ferraris are equipped with huge, snarling V12 engines that make them masters of the track, but less than ideal for normal driving
chores. The California T, however, is powered by a turbocharged, 3.9-liter V8 that progressively unleashes more power only as the RPMs
and speed increase; you’ll need to be in 7th gear to experience the full 552 hp. Speaking of which, those drivers who never mastered
heel- and toe-shifting can rejoice: Ferraris no longer can be ordered with manual transmissions. That being said, the California T is an
exceptionally easy-to-drive car with movie star looks and perfect manners. It doesn’t sacrifice any comforts while you drive to and from
the office during the week and it’s perfect for weekend cruising of A1A. It’s also the least expensive Ferrari, making it no surprise that
this is Ferrari’s best-selling model; Starting @ $194,000; Ferrari.com.