I'll confess, I'm not typically a fan of the drop top. Still, when the weather is just right, it's a real pleasure to cruise around in the open air. It's that time of year now, and folks have unwrapped their boats and gassed up their ragtops. The automotive media have been covering several upcoming or updated convertibles that are ready for their time in the sun. In no particular order, here are a few hot ones to look out for. Hold on to your hats!
Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
The Camaro has lived up to the legend of its name since its return. It has brought muscle and style to the streets for generations. If you're a big fan of the bowtie, looking to prove a point and turn some heads, the Camaro Convertible is definitely for you. Love it or hate it, expect to see lots of these on the road once they hit the showrooms next year.
Audi R8 Spyder
Audi's R8 has most definitely left its mark on the exotic car market. The spyder captures the V10 power, aggressive styling and legendary Quattro performance of the coupe. If you're looking for a taste of Audi's luxury with the performance of coupes costing much more, the R8 has it all!
Infiniti M Coupe Convertible
Granted, this is still in the rumor stages, but it's worth some attention. Inifiniti has been competitive with the likes of BMW and Audi in recent years with its G and M sedans. Looking to expand on the success of the G coupe, Infiniti may be planning to introduce an M coupe, with an eventual Convertible version. If it becomes a reality, a convertible M will be sure to pack the power, luxury, and driving excitement Infiniti is becoming known for.
Porsche Boxster Spyder
Although it's known as the "cheap" Porsche, the Boxster is still a Porsche. The updated Spyder has cut weight, but not performance. Can't afford a 911 Cabriolet? Give the Boxster Spyder a chance, you'll be sure to... well... I'll be sure to be jealous.
On second thought maybe I wouldn't mind having one of these thrilling new chariots parked in my driveway. Out here in western Ohio, there are at least... 6 or 7 days a year that would be perfect for top-down cruising. Ok, maybe T-Tops would be a better idea. If only Pontiac would revive the Trans-Am... If only GM would revive Pontiac...