2015 Ferrari California vs. Its Competition

2015 Ferrari California T
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Although the California T is the entry point to the brand, it lines up with some of the most expensive models from other automakers.

Ferrari's sister brand Maserati offers the GranTurismo Convertible, which ticks most of the same boxes: Italian style and power, a comfortable and 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 looking at something like the expensive Turbo S model, 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.

Bentley's Continental GT Convertible, especially in its most powerful iterations, can also satisfy the big, fast convertible itch, but it's more of a boulevardier than a daily-drivable sports machine.

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Quick Specs
With more power and updated styling, the 2015 California T offers even more reasons to dip a toe into Ferrari's exclusive pool.
Whether chosen as a coupe, convertible, or four-door Gran Coupe, the 2015 BMW 6-Series offers dynamic driving and massive style.
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class is sportier than its predecessor, but still manages to coddle its occupants just as before.
The 2015 Porsche 911 is an enthusiast's dream, with excellent handling, comfort, and performance at every step through its range.
The 2015 Bentley Continental GT V8 S steps up the urgency, but keeps its gentlemanly demeanor intact.
The Maserati GranTurismo looks equally good with a fixed or convertible roof and offers a Ferrari-built V-8 for those who want similar power in a different Italian wrapper.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded H-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded W-12Premium Unleaded V-8
EPA Class     
Minicompact CarsSubcompact CarsTwo-SeatersMinicompact CarsSubcompact CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name     
2-Door Convertible2-Door Coupe 640i RWD2-Door Roadster SL 4002-Door Coupe Carrera2-Door Convertible2-Door Coupe GranTurismo Sport
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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