Organizers of the Keeneland Concours d'Elegance will whet car lovers' appetites with a little preview of their event they're calling the Maserati Mingle.
On Friday, more than 50 vintage and new models from the Italian luxury automaker Maserati, plus Ferrari, Porsche and many other makes will be on display at the CentrePointe lawn downtown for salivating gearheads. Maserati of Cincinnati is providing some of the cars.
The event serves as a preview to the larger Keeneland Concours d'Elegance, July 19 to 22 at Keeneland Race Course. All proceeds will benefit Kentucky Children's Hospital.
Here are some of the cars that will be on display:
2011 Maserati Quattroporte: The four-door sports car has a six-speed automatic transmission and a 4.7-liter V8 engine. It's color looks white, but it's officially Bianco Eldorado. It can be yours for $98,995.
2012 Maserati Gran Turismo: Like the Quattroporte, it has a 4.7-liter V8 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, but it's a two-door coupe. The color is officially Rosso Mondiale. It can be had for $152,125.
2012 Maserati Gran Turismo convertible: This is the convertible version of the red coupe, but it's topless and in a color called Grigio Granito. Price tag: $156,670.