The Mercedes-Benz SL 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.
The Ferrari California hardtop convertible drops 4-second acceleration times along with the famous engine noise and taut, near-exotic-car handling.
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|2011 Mercedes-Benz SL ClassBrowse Used Listings||2011 Audi R8Browse Used Listings||2011 Jaguar XKBrowse Used Listings||2011 Porsche 911Browse Used Listings|
|11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||11 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas V8||Gas Flat 6-cyl|
|2-Door Roadster SL 550||2-Door Coupe Manual quattro 4.2L||2-Door Coupe||2-Door Coupe Carrera|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Convertible||2 Door Coupe||2 Door Coupe||Coupe|
|Automatic w/OD||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Manual|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2011 Audi R8||2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2011 Jaguar XK||2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class vs. 2011 Porsche 911|