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