See a Ferrari California T or 458 Italia sitting in the middle of Chicago or passing you by in St. Louis or Indianapolis, and you’ll be instantly charmed by legendary bodywork and unrivaled performance. That said, the difference between Ferrari California T and 458 Italia is in the specs.
The Ferrari California T is the latest iteration of the distinguished California line. Ever since meeting the road in 1950’s, the Ferrari California nameplate has become renowned for its blend of sporty performance, elegance, and versatility. The California T doubles down on every attribute.
Using a V8 engine to deliver up to 553 hp @ 7,500 rpm and 557 lb-ft of torque @ 4,750 rpm enables it to achieve a top speed of 196 mph.
The 458 is a legend in its own time. The vehicle has achieved more than 30 international awards — including “Best Performance Engine” and “Best Engine Above 4 Litres” from the International Engine of the Year Awards.
It’s no surprise such praise as been heaped on the naturally aspirated V8. A cutting-edge V8 delivers up to 562 hp @ 9,000 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque @ 6,000 rpm for a top speed of 202 mph.