Joe Mathews recently traded in his Prius for a Ferrari for a few days. Not just any Ferrari, though. This was the Ferrari California, designed, according to the Italian automaker, to embody a certain well-heeled Golden State lifestyle. Much to his surprise, Joe found the shiny red performance car did just that. But its engineering perfection also shined a bright headlight at the blemishes and contradictions that make California a confounding place to be.
Photo: Joe Mathews driving a Ferrari California T (Louis Wheatley)