The 2010 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class roadsters can be swift boulevard cruisers or potent performers.
That draws plenty of interest from shoppers interested in the Jaguar XK, which throbs with a new 510-hp V-8 engine and corners with a lighter, nimbler touch, thanks to its sexy aluminum body.
The Audi R8 is aluminum at its core, too, and its V-8 or V-10 engines-plus a new roadster body style-earn it the kind of credentials that rarely come to first-generation sports cars.
The classic Porsche 911 can be custom-fitted to any owner with turbo power, a Cabriolet roof, and all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive, though all come with ever-improving interiors and a dizzying list of interior and exterior trim options.
Finally, the new Ferrari California hardtop convertible erases any notion of being a Magnum, P.I.
slider with 4-second acceleration times, all the famous engine noise you'd expect from a Ferrari, and taut near-exotic-car handling.
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|2010 Mercedes-Benz SL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2010 Audi R8Browse Used Listings||2010 Jaguar XKBrowse Used Listings||2009 Ferrari CaliforniaBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy|
|N/A||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8|
|N/A||2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L||2-Door Coupe||2-Door Convertible|
|N/A||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|N/A||2 Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe||2 Door Convertible|
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|2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2010 Audi R8||2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2010 Jaguar XK||2010 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2009 Ferrari California|