Nikki Cousins and Peter Anderson road test and review the 2016 Ferrari California T, with specs, fuel consumption and verdict.

Twin turbo V8 convertibles generally don't come with four seats and a boot big enough to put the shopping in, but when they do, the Torquing Heads team springs into action. That springing tends to be even more enthusiastic than usual when it turns out the car in question is the $408,000 (and up) Ferrari California T.

The California's second generation has a new engine, a lot of new stuff and, as buyers flock to it from all over the globe, there are heaps of fresh options available. The California we got our mitts on has been through the marque's Tailor Made program. On top of the $30,000 of 'standard' options, the Tailor Made additions loaded another $50,000 on to the price.

After living with the California T, Peter is keen to find out if it's the 'soft' Ferrari many of his colleagues say it is, while Nikki ponders how many of her children she'd have to sell to make it hers.

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