The Cali T is officially a REAL Ferrari funny story !

Discussion in 'California/Portofino/Roma' started by THE VATICANTS, Mar 19, 2021.



    Feb 5, 2020
    Los Angeles
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    Just wanted to share this funny story. Took my buddy a few times in my 458 Spider, which of course is an incredible car. He thought the Cali T was some sooped-up Nissan type car after everything he heard. Today we went to for coffee and I took the Cali T, then pacific coast hight way and then in race mode thru the canyons. From the minute he entered the car I could tell his face change with this "I had no idea, I've been lied to" look lol. When I dropped him off a few hours ago at home he was like "this car is absolutely incredible, I can't believe the comfort and luxury in traffic and then the REAL Ferrari in the canyons-and he thought in person the car looked drop dead gorgeous. I could tell how in love he was as he had no idea could be both lol. Just wanted to share as it's awesome seeing people's reactions like this.
    Attached are pics of my actual car. ;)
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  3. Il Co-Pilota

    Il Co-Pilota F1 Rookie

    May 29, 2019
    Hopefully some place nice.
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    Sounds like a great day

    I always find that most who talk that way about the T, has not even sat in one, and much less driven it. The last guy I met who came on witb the T not being a real Ferrari rant, was driving a Citroèn C3.

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  4. SB27

    SB27 Karting

    Dec 2, 2015
    Is that silver or Grigio Alloy? Hard to tell from the photo. Great looking spec though! Enjoy!
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  5. Jakuzzi

    Jakuzzi Formula 3

    Mar 26, 2005
    PR, TX, GV
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    Well...... since the 246 Dino is now considered to be a "Ferrari", then I guess this car can be a "REAL" Ferrari...... :) ;)
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  6. XSpeed

    XSpeed Formula Junior

    Jan 6, 2019
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    don't forget Cali T is one speed faster than 488.
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  8. vjd3

    vjd3 Formula 3
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    Jun 3, 2005
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    By race mode, do you mean sport or sport with the ESC nannies turned off?


    Feb 5, 2020
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    That's what I meant, yes ;)
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  10. whatheheck

    whatheheck F1 Rookie
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    Mar 27, 2006
    Seattle, Wa
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    Dan L.
    Great story, thanks for sharing.

    With Covid crap still rampant I have not gotten the opportunity to honor a ride request yet. Hopefully soon.

    Im sure they will be surprised too how great of a car the Cali T is once they get to ride on mine.

  11. TifosiConch

    TifosiConch Karting

    Jan 15, 2020
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    Paul Maurer
    Love the 458 wheels! I can relate, Cali T wasn't even on my list or radar when I first went shopping for my 911 replacement. My list was three cars long- 458, Lamborghini Gallardo and McLaren 650S. Drove all three and soon realized these cars would simply not fit two people plus long weekend luggage like my 911S. A buddy told me I would love the Cali T, he was right. I realized I could have a 458/Gallardo or 650S and have to use the SUV for all my weekend trips, or get a Cali T and have a choice.
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  13. wrs

    wrs F1 Veteran
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    Jul 11, 2015
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    The Cali T is a great car and the people who have all these negative comments never owned the car and probably never drove it.
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  14. JohnnyTS

    JohnnyTS Formula Junior

    Jun 3, 2012
    just outside JHB, RSA
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    where did the confusion came in ? what is the real story behind the California?
  15. swiftar

    swiftar Rookie

    Aug 23, 2020
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    First time I rolled into a car show in the Cali T - I heard - "Here comes a budget Ferrari"

    Just had to smile. I think of it as the sweet spot for me. I drive the heck out of cars and the T is one of the best to drive everyday, to drive hard, etc.

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