Plus it's a hardtop. If it was me, I would take a California, with the new forged wheels, all day over a Maserati, that takes a huge hit on depreciation. Just have to convince my significant other though, because she wants me to get her a GT'S Spyder in a couple years.
Mark, methinks if you guys had our European version of the MC Stradale over there you'd be smitten by it, especially given the caliber of your toys....it's a Scud version of the GranTurismo which works extremely well in real life and as it is only 1 year into production, and very limited in supply, depreciation is not yet an issue. In the European market it's V8 just has to be one of the best sounding engines full stop! It's very deep and guttural & the pops, blips, barps on it's never ending overruns are simply awesome....you may have already guessed I absolutely adore mine, seriously huge amount of bang for the bucks!
If my only options were a GT Spider or California, I'd too take the California ever time.
Townshend, you're entirely correct, my comment made was relational to modern day V8 Ferrari's. As we all know Modern day V12's take a pounding & suffer huge depreciation when new. Perfect example, in October last year I was offered a 2-tone, (Bianco Avus & Grigio Alpaco) 1 year old, 599HGTE for only £150k from an official dealer, absolutely amazing value considering it only had 4k miles and according to the supplying invoice it had cost it's original owner £248k new...I wasn't fast enough off the blocks and keep feeling that this 599 was the one that got away!
Taz, theres no 7 year service on a Maserati over here, their service schedule is 2 years or 12k miles though, servicing works out similar to Ferrari V8 charging, which makes sense given they're the builder of it's 4.7 engines and the gearbox is from the 599!
Yesterday's history, tomorrow's a mystery, today's a gift.....enjoy every minute!
Current: California 30 Handling Speciale.
Past: FF, 458 Speciale, California 30, 599HGTE, Scuderia Spider 16M, California, F430 Spider