Ferrari's California may be the entry point to the brand, but it's on par with or ahead of most of the rest of the market.
Sister brand Maserati offers the GranTurismo Convertible, which offers much of the same elements: Italian style and power, a comfortable luxurious interior, and top-down cruising.
But the GranTurismo isn't as quick or as refined, and it only comes with a soft top.
The Porsche 911 is perhaps the most practical high-performance car available anywhere, but it's also a lot more common, and, unless you're at the upper end of the range, the 911 isn't as powerful or quick.
BMW's 6-Series and Mercedes-Benz's SL Class both offer very attractive, capable, and well-equipped large roadsters, but again, the brand cachet of Ferrari is hard to match.
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|13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy|
|Premium Unleaded V-8||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6||Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8||Premium Unleaded H-6||Premium Unleaded V-8|
|Minicompact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Two-Seaters||Minicompact Cars||Subcompact Cars|
|2-Door Convertible||2-Door Coupe 640i RWD||2-Door Roadster SL 550||2-Door Coupe Carrera||2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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