I was cruising with one of my best buddies recently when we stumbled across an all-new, 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class.
Sure it looks a bit...peculiar...but there's no question that the SL is the pinnacle for luxury convertibles. At least, in my opinion.
However, it wasn't until Maserati came around with its Gran Cabrio that things got interesting. With its howling V8 and elegant lines, it certainly brings out more personality than the German Benz and it does it with panache.
The SL, as my buddy would say, is simply a car for people who have ample dollars but don't want a driver's car.
While the BMW 6-Series and Porsche 911 usually are placed on the same level as the SL, I think they're more performance oriented while the Maserati is more closely aligned with the SL's characteristics.
So, what will it be ladies and gentleman? An SL or the Gran Cabrio?