Hot convertibles for spring
Remember the arcade game Outrun, in which you piloted a Ferrari Testarossa convertible through a pixelated Miami? The California brings that cruising fantasy to a surprisingly practical reality.
This is the first Ferrari with a retractable hardtop, and the first front-engine Ferrari convertible with a V-8 instead of a V-12. It's quiet, rides softly, and shifts smoothly. Sure, it'll tear a hole in the pavement if you want to, but this Ferrari isn't all that fast for $200,000. Rather, it's a supreme daily driver with exotic cachet.