The California T is the entry point to the brand, yet 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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