The Ferrari California is a magnificent high performance GT that combines sportiness with versatility, guaranteeing maximum driving pleasure and ultimate comfort. Designed to be the most ‘useable’ Ferrari on the road, this 2-door 2+2 hardtop convertible is an excellent rental choice for distance driving.
Being useable does not mean compromising on performance however and in the best Ferrari tradition this car is a powerful machine. It is the first Ferrari to be fitted with a mid-front 4.3 litre 8-cylinder engine that powers it to a top speed of 310km/h (193mph) and sprints from zero to 100km/h (62mph) in 3.4 seconds. It delivers a mighty 454bhp and 357lb ft of torque, and is also reasonably fuel-efficient thanks to the adoption of direct fuel injection into the combustion chambers. The seven-speed double-clutch gearbox is fantastic, the steering and brakes are good and the noise is awesome.
The top is well insulated and looks great up, creating a smooth outline with the long curved bonnet and steeply raked windscreen. And the hardtop aluminium-alloy roof takes a brisk 14 seconds to automatically retract. The electric heated seats are lovely for touring, the cabin is trimmed with beautiful leather hides, headroom is plentiful and there is decent luggage space. Hire a Ferrari California and enjoy an outstanding GT that delivers all the performance you expect from a Ferrari with sensational driveability and smoothness.