Ferraris Cynthiana KY

Ferrari’s latest offering, the California, uses the template of the latest-generation SL: a folding-hardtop convertible and a transmission that does without a clutch pedal.

H A Jones Auto Group Inc
(859) 234-2032
1182 US Highway 27 S
Cynthiana, KY
 
Dotson Brothers Select Motor Vehicles
(859) 234-5661
1074 US Highway 27 S
Cynthiana, KY
 
Mountain City Chevrolet
(606) 298-3535
Inez, KY
 
Showalter Mercury Sales
(859) 654-5611
Highway 27
Falmouth, KY
 
Harvey-Ellis Motors Inc
(270) 384-2121
1072 Campbellsville Rd
Columbia, KY
 
Bridge Street Auto Sales
(859) 234-6170
201 E Bridge St
Cynthiana, KY
 
Honda Don Jacobs
(859) 276-5551
2699 Regency Rd
Lexington, KY
 
Uhl Truck Sales
(502) 271-4123
635 Park E Blvd
Louisville, KY
 
Legacy Nissan of London
(606) 878-7220
531 S Laurel Rd
London, KY
 
Kron International Trucks Inc
(859) 252-3512
1105 Industry Rd
Lexington, KY
 

2009 Ferrari California vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG

2009 Ferrari California vs. 2009 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG By Michael Austin

For 54 years while Jaguars, BMWs, and Cadillacs have come and gone, the Mercedes-Benz SL has been the king of the trophy-car convertibles—the sort of car that not only says its owner has arrived but that he’s been around for a while.


Ferrari’s latest offering, the California, uses the template of the latest-generation SL: a folding-hardtop convertible and a transmission that does without a clutch pedal. Ferrari is positioning the California as a less expensive companion to the 599GTB and 612 Scaglietti grand tourers, leaving the mid-engined F430 to represent the harder-edged realm of Ferrari’s sports-car ambitions. So the overlap in price—the California’s base price of $197,350 is only $22,810 less than the convertible F430 Spider’s—isn’t supposed to be a problem, but some sales cannibalization is to be expected.

Also inevitable are comparisons with other cars in the segment, even if potential owners more likely cross-shop their purchases with helicopters or gold-plated hovercraft. This brings us to the Mercedes-Benz SL63, recently updated for 2009 with revised styling, a new (for the SL) 6.2-liter V-8, and a shift-time-hastening multiplate clutch (in place of a torque converter) between the engine and the seven-speed automatic transmission. The SL65 AMG, which starts at $198,175, might be closer in price to the Ferrari, but the maniacal power of its twin-turbo V-12 and the extra heft over the front wheels in the SL65 make the SL63 a more manageable and enjoyable car to drive. Read the entire article at Car and Driver.com!

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