I also have one of the underhood non-California badges of honor - car was originally registered in Michigan, and I bought it out of North Carolina. A bureaucrat at my California DMV saw that sticker and insisted that I "could not have this in California." Lame and wrong - you can buy and import to Calif. a federal emissions car (at least gas powered) with 7,500 or more miles on the odo. Anyway - I've driven a few S197 V6 convertibles, including my own, and if my 'naughty' non-Calif. emissions rig has more oomph, it's *very* little extra. Unfortunately!
From my research, though, bringing a non-Calif. emissions diesel pickup into Calif. would be harder than hand-building one from a boulder of iron ore. *That* bureaucratic process looks like it would suck something awful.
2013 V6 Premium Convertible
Deep Impact Blue/Saddle Interior