Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

While admittedly the cheapest car in the range, Ferrari California T running costs are still resolutely ‘Ferrari’ in their extent. It helps significantly that this car is turbocharged, since that has a direct effect on the amount of fuel you use. Fuel economy is a claimed 26.9mph, and while you’re unlikely to be able to hit that heady figure, we’d suggest careful right foot application should see close to 20mpg. Considering it’ll swallow 78 litres of super-unleaded per visit to the petrol station, you should be able to achieve close to 350 miles per tank. That’s decent range, meaning longer journeys aren’t unrealistic, which is great news because a car like this cries out for a roof-down high-speed cruise to the south of France or similar.

With CO2 output of 250g/km, VED car tax isn’t as ruinous as you’d think. Well, by that we mean it’s not in the top banding, anyway.

Coupled with the servicing and warranty information outlined below, owning a new Ferrari has never been so accessible.

With such an impressive engine, this car was never going to break any eco records, but Ferrari California T emissions aren’t as high as you’d think. At 250g/km it’s in the second-highest VED tax banding for 2015/15, but that’s not going to bother Ferrari buyers. It’s pocket money once all the other financials are considered. The Porsche 911 Turbo S does fare significantly better, though.

You shouldn’t have much to worry about regarding Ferrari California T reliability. There was only one recall for the previous version for an engine problem, and since this car has a different power unit, that’s largely academic.

Ferrari has gone great guns to dispel myths of unreliable cars, and we can report the California T feels very well built indeed.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £565
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Insurance group Not available
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