Always a tough decision, to whom do we award our biggest accolade, our top prize – the EFTM Best of the Best. In 2016, for the third year in a row, it’s going to a car. And that car is the Ferrari California T.
I was lucky enough to drive the California T twice this year, the first time was around Bathurst – the town, not the race-track:) On the weekend of the Bathurst 12 hour. It made me realise what a “normal” car this could be, that perhaps not all Ferrari’s are the race-track destined beasts we expect.
While under the hood it has all the capabilities of the race-track for sure, in reality this vehicle is more at home on a winding country road or along a scenic ocean road – you and your partner on the way to a nice weekend away.
At $400,000 it’s not cheap, but it’s the most affordable Ferrari – it’s the gateway drug to a much bigger problem for your accountant.
Driving it for a few days later in the year I was even more impressed and realised that in fact you could even drive this beauty day after day, it didn’t need to be a weekend car.
There’s a few reasons this is my Best of the Best for 2016. Desirability – heck it’s got the Ferrari logo all around it. Drivability – the thing feels great at all speed, in traffic and the open road, and as an overall package – Apple Car-Play being just one notable example.
Look, again – it’s not the best car of the year head to head with them all. A Huracan is a more sporty car and fun to drive – but the Ferrari Cali T is something you could forget you’re driving, and end up wondering why people are looking at you with a smile.
I loved it, and I want to own one. The Ferrari California T – the EFTM Best of the Best for 2016.
Trev is a Technology Commentator, Dad, Speaker and Rev Head.
He produces and hosts two popular podcasts, EFTM and Two Blokes Talking Tech. He also appears on over 50 radio stations across Australia weekly, and is the resident Tech Expert on Channel 9’s Today Show each day and appears regularly on A Current Affair.
Father of three, he is often found down in his Man Cave.