The California, gets its name from the original 250 California Spyder, of Ferris Bueller fame. It’s the carmaker’s first retractable hardtop, and like the 612 Scaglietti, Ferrari bills it as a grand tourer — with driver-friendly features like Bluetooth, iPod compatibility, a backup camera and a navigation system. Still, a 4.3-liter V-8 and Formula One-derived stability system suggest that, should they wish, California drivers could still fling their cars around racetracks. The California’s 4.3-liter V-8 makes 453 hp at a howling 7,750 rpm and 357 pounds-feet of torque at 5,000 rpm.
The engine sits just behind the front axle and drives the rear wheels through an F1-style seven-speed automated manual transmission that has an automatic shift mode or can be shifted with steering-wheel paddles. Ferrari says the California will hit 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, and sail through the quarter-mile in 12.2 seconds. For some real Italian car and the perfect Cape Town car, give Dean a call to secure. This California is priced very competitively and is ready for a new owner and new open roads.