Visitors could socialize in with former and current race car drivers and staff while checking out merchandise, slipping on complimentary refreshments and gawking at the latest488 displayed.
There were a total of three 488s, however only two were allowed to be taken out by potential and current buyers; that list being filled months prior to the event, specifically selected patrons were invited by their local dealership.
When asked after a drive, one Ferrari 458 owner commented on its performance. “It is a beginning of a new era; one that is turbo charged. The car was fast and fun to drive of course. It is a very refined Ferrari,” he stated.
“It is a beginning of a new era; one that is turbo charged. The car was fast and fun to drive of course. The 488 is a very refined Ferrari.”
After years of the naturally aspirated V8, that age has ended making the turbo charged 488 something special.
The California T was another exclusive test drive; I personally drove it through the gorgeous streets of Carmel. The California T is the most comfortable Ferrari, still quick in speed but gentler in sound and street performance.
Casa Ferrari did not disappoint current or potential owners, as well as curious attendees. With the 488 being distributed months later, the first in-person appearance and test drives are a coveted experience and memory.