Ferraris Humboldt TN

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.

Gene Langley Ford Inc
(731) 784-9311
3500 Eastend Dr
Humboldt, TN
 
Humboldt Chrysler Dodge Jeep
(731) 784-4500
3301 Eastend Dr
Humboldt, TN
 
Lonnie Cobb's Humboldt
(731) 784-4500
3301 Eastend Dr
Humboldt, TN
 
Highway 10 Auto Sales
(615) 374-3663
2865 Highway 10
Hartsville, TN
 
Seaton Dwain Ford-Mercury Inc
(731) 989-2121
1618 US Highway 45 N
Henderson, TN
 
Cowans Auto Sales and Repair
(731) 784-1222
3715 Eastend Dr
Humboldt, TN
 
Lincoln Mercury Car
(731) 664-0873
1432 Highway 45 Byp
Humboldt, TN
 
Graves Chuck Chevrolet Oldsmobile-Cadillac Inc
(731) 784-3931
3523 Eastend Dr
Humboldt, TN
 
Trickett Honda
(615) 868-1870
1823 Gallatin Park N
Nashville, TN
 
Bill Heard Chevrolet
(901) 473-1000
4605 S Houston Levee Rd
Collierville, TN
 

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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