Why Choose Between Ferrari’s New Spider or California?: Buy Both

By Jason H. Harper - 2013-05-09T08:08:02Z

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The 2013 Ferrari California 30 and 458 Spider at a Glance

Engines: 4.3-liter V-8 with 490 horsepower and 372 pound- feet of torque; 4.5-liter V-8 with 562 hp and 398 lb-ft of


Transmissions: Seven-speed dual-clutch automated manuals.

Speed: 0 to 62 mph in 3.8 seconds, 3.4.

Gas mileage per gallon: 13 city, 19 highway; 12, 17.

Prices as tested: $284,221, $356,987.

Best features: The sounds.

Worst features: Rich guilt.

Target buyers: Men who lunch in Malibu.

(Jason H. Harper writes about autos for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. The opinions expressed are his own.)

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