Quiet Achiever

The first tur­bocharged Fer­rari sports car of the mod­ern era, the Cal­i­for­nia T, has hit the road, and Sean Li takes it for a spin to see how it stacks up against its nor­mally as­pi­rated pre­de­ces­sor

Hong Kong Tatler - - Lifefeast| -

hile many of us are arm­chair rac­ing en­thu­si­asts, few are gen­uinely ca­pa­ble of han­dling to­day’s high­per­for­mance ve­hi­cles at their lim­its. The bar has been set very high by ad­vances in tech­nol­ogy and ma­te­ri­als, and un­less you have ac­cess to your own race­track or pri­vate high­way, you’re un­likely to have ex­pe­ri­enced the true ca­pa­bil­ity of to­day’s per­for­mance cars. And yet we still want more.

When I had the op­por­tu­nity to drive the Fer­rari Cal­i­for­nia shortly af­ter its in­tro­duc­tion in 2009, I was im­pressed with its bal­ance. Step­ping into any Fer­rari is an event, even if it’s your daily trans­port. And here

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