Comparing the new California with Ferrari’s most recent model, the F430 Scuderia, Schumacher said that despite being very different, both cars still offer amazing performance. “The F430 Scuderia is, of course, a more extreme model with a focus on absolutely cutting-edge performance. However, although the Ferrari California is very much a grand tourer in terms of its usability and high level of interior comfort, it is still surprisingly sporty and fun to drive under any kind of conditions," he explained.
Comparing the V8 in the Ferrari California with the one powering the Scuderia Schumacher said that the engines were designed to meet different requirements, the F430 Scuderia being aimed at drivers who want the very essence of a Ferrari and will get it out on the track as often as they can. The California, on the other hand, is designed for everyday use and for weekends away, he commented.