Ferraris Hyannis MA

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 Maserati Of NE
(617) 559-0123
101 Washington St
Foxboro, MA
 
English Imports of Cape Cod
(508) 775-1230
1070 Iyannough Rd
Hyannis, MA
 
Puritan Used Cars
(508) 775-7111
90 High School Road Ext
Hyannis, MA
 
Beard Dick Chevrolet Subaru
(508) 432-2303
22 Ridgewood Ave
Hyannis, MA
 
Trans-Atlantic Motors Inc
(508) 775-4526
25 Falmouth Rd
Hyannis, MA
 
Independent Ferrari Service
(508) 238-4224
14 Bristol Dr
South Easton, MA
 
Hyannis Honda
(508) 778-7878
830 W Main St
Hyannis, MA
 
Hyannis Porsche Audi
(508) 778-7878
830 W Main St
Hyannis, MA
 
Land Rover Cape Cod
(508) 778-0044
100 Barnstable Rd
Hyannis, MA
 
New Cape Cod Auto Sales
(508) 771-9005
143 Old Yarmouth Rd
Hyannis, MA
 

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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