Ferraris Gardnerville NV

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 Repair Service
(702) 363-9191
7010 W Russell Rd
Las Vegas, NV
 
Auto Mart
(702) 369-2226
5525 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV
 
Valley Truck & Equipment
(702) 364-8049
4140 Cannoli Cir Ste B
Las Vegas, NV
 
Autoland
(702) 380-4052
415 W Bonanza Rd
Las Vegas, NV
 
Jerr-Dan of Nevada
(702) 642-9860
3780 Losee Rd
North Las Vegas, NV
 
Capital Ford
(775) 782-1722
Gardnerville, NV
 
European Motors Llc
(702) 870-3876
1500 E Tropicana Ave Ste 134
Las Vegas, NV
 
Volvo of Las Vegas
(702) 317-1000
7705 W Sahara Ave
Las Vegas, NV
 
G & G Auto and Truck Center
(775) 883-6464
2151 Lone Mountain Dr
Carson City, NV
 
Bottom Line Auto Brokers
(775) 337-6200
1650 Vassar St
Reno, NV
 

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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