2009 Ferrari California
2009 Ferrari CaliforniaEnlarge Photo
A navigation system, USB connectivity and a cupholder in a Ferrari? It's like it's 2020--or 2001 for Lexus and the likes. It's taken Ferrari time to adopt these trappings, and rightly so. The fact is, some tifosi see conveniences as pollution in a Ferrari cockpit. Here, it makes sense--it's not tradition or heritage at stake, it's a whole generation of drivers used to the luxury and comfort of Japanese cars. Who doesn't want to know when they're headed down the wrong dead-end, no-curve road to the beach?
Ferrari's stepped up to the plate with options, as is usual. The California can practically be ordered bespoke: almost 5,000 different combinations can be had thanks to the choice of 27 exterior colors, 12 interior trim colors, three sets of wheels and five brake caliper colors. If you're in the mood--or in the money--give it a whirl at the Ferrari California web site.
And for safety's sake Ferrari will install a rearview camera and adaptive headlamps, if you like--and includes pop-up rollover protection on every California.