Not every Ferrari buyer has dreams of hot-lapping their local road course at 10/10s, or of strafing a canyon road at three times the speed limit, grinning maniacally as they pitch their car sideways in turn upon turn. Some Ferrari buyers simply want to enjoy the feel of sun on their face, wind in their hair and the song of a melodious V-8 bellowing its glorious aria.
If you fall into this category, the 2013 Ferrari California is likely to be the prancing horse that best meets your needs and expectations. In fact, we’d call it among the most practical cars in Ferrari’s lineup, as it can be configured with 2+2 seating and comes with a reasonable amount of trunk space and on-board storage.
Though we still think of the California as a relatively new model, it’s the oldest car in Ferrari’s current lineup. That means it misses out on some of the brand’s now-common design traits, like the narrow, upswept headlights and wide grille common to the 458 Italia, FF...