Convertibles

  • Ares Project 2

    Ares, the Modena-based coachbuilder and tuner formed by ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, has provided a first look at the latest model in its Legends Reborn series. The series reimagines iconic cars using modern design techniques and materials, not to mention performance, with the first model, aptly labeled the Project 1, crafted as an ode to the De Tomaso Panther, using a donor Lamborghini Huracan. The latest model is the Project 2, which Ares describes as a homage to Italian roadsters of the 1950s, and judging by the design the primary inspiration came from one of the legendary Maserati A6GCS/53...

  • 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet spy shots and video

    A new open-top version of Volkswagen's trendy T-Roc has been spotted. Its sighting follows February's reveal of the high-performance T-Roc R. The T-Roc is a compact crossover SUV based on Volkswagen Group's flexible MQB platform. It isn't sold in the United States so don't count on this open-top...

  • 2019 Aston Martin Vantage
    Aston Martin Vantage will pop its top later this year

    The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage is a lovely looking thing, but not all potential buyers want a coupe. Never fret because the British company said it will debut a Vantage Roadster later this year. The word comes from Aston Martin chief creative officer, Marek Reichman. The executive said work on the...

  • Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder
    Lamborghini Huracán Evo Spyder lets the fresh air in

    Lamborghini will bring not one, but two Huracán Evo models to the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. On Tuesday, the Italian firm lifted the lid on the Huracán Evo Spyder, essentially an Huracán Evo coupe sans roof. The supercar maker said it worked hard to ensure the Spyder didn't...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster
    Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster ready to rock your world

    Mercedes-AMG's GT R sports car was developed with the sole purpose of putting down serious lap times, but for some track enthusiasts the allure of open-top driving is too powerful and for that reason the folks at AMG have developed the GT R Roadster, which was unveiled Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva...

  • Smart Forease+ concept
    Smart Forease concept spawns a roof for Geneva auto show

    Smart rolled out the Forease speedster concept last October to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the introduction of the original Fortwo, as well as preview design elements bound for future models. For this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, Smart rolled out the updated Forease+ concept...

  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

    If the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ coupe is too constricting, the Italian firm has a remedy. On Monday, the Aventador SVJ Roadster arrived ahead of its formal debut at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show. The Aventador SVJ Roadster brings all of the coupe's power and technologies with the freedom of a droptop roof. Thus, the same 6.5-liter V-12 from the SVJ coupe is on tap with 759 horsepower and 531 pound-feet of torque. The roadster configuration costs little in terms of performance as it sprints from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds, compared to 2.8 seconds for the coupe. The roadster and coupe...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Touring Package spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Touring spy shots

    Porsche booted the flat-6 engine from the Boxster and Cayman when it updated the cars for 2017, and added a 718 to their names in the process. However, the automaker will add back a flat-6 for upcoming 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4 models due later this year, and our latest spy shots suggest...

  • 2019 BMW Z4 Roadster
    First drive review: The 2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i revives the roadster

    Coachella is a town, not a thing. For the 356 days a year when Boy Pablo and Childish Gambino aren’t in residence, it’s a prosaic farm community, where highlighter-pink and yellow signs hawk Medjool dates, shaken fresh from the trees that tower over checkerboards of agri-business green...

  • 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible
    First drive review: 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible offers a break from the digital world

    “Digital detox.” That’s what Bentley design director Stefan Sielaff promises in the 2020 Continental GT Convertible, and the opportunity sounds appealing. We are so inescapably immersed in the digital, the synthetic, and the artificial that a retreat to reality and authenticity...

  • 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider
    First drive review: 2020 McLaren 600LT Spider sounds serious, delivers on the track

    Arizona Motorsports Park sits beside Luke Air Force Base outside Phoenix, so visiting drivers are treated to a non-stop free display of air power courtesy of F-16s and F-35s. The base is home to the F-35 demonstration team, whose preparations for the 2019 air show season provided overhead...

  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition
    Mercedes-Benz SLC Final Edition and SL Grand Edition to be droptop swan songs?

    Mercedes-Benz will show two special-edition roadsters at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show next month and each will likely signal the end of the line for their model lines. On Tuesday, Mercedes unveiled the 2020 SLC Final Edition and the SL Grand Edition, both of which will make their public debuts in...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster spy shots

    There's a new generation of the 911 waiting in the wings but before it arrives Porsche will launch one last hurrah for the current-generation 991 911 family. The car will be a limited edition 911 Speedster, which was previewed in concept form in June as part of Porsche's 70th anniversary celebrations. Some readers will recall Porsche launched a Speedster with the previous-generation 997 911 family. A prototype for the new 911 Speedster has now been spotted. It looks almost identical to the concept, though misses out on the cool retro side mirrors. We can see signs of a double-bubble rear deck...

  • Limited-Edition 2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Italia, 2019 Chicago Auto Show
    2020 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider honors homeland with Italia special edition

    Alfa Romeo's 4C Spider soldiers on into the 2020 model year with a new special edition dubbed the Italia. Unveiled on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, the 4C Spider Italia is exclusive to North America and only 15 examples will be built. All of them will feature an exclusive coat of paint...

  • 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition
    2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition celebrates 30 years of spritely fun

    This year, the beloved Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 30, and to mark the Japanese roadster's birthday Mazda has introduced the 2019 MX-5 Miata 30th Anniversary Edition. The debut took place on Thursday at the 2019 Chicago Auto Show, which was fitting considering it was at the same show back in 1989 that...

  • 2020 Audi TT RS
    Audi TT RS refined with round of updates

    The Audi Sport division has implemented a round of updates for the TT RS sports car. The TT RS is already a fast, agile car that does a good job of handling a track, despite it sharing a platform with the humble Volkswagen Golf (that says more about the Golf, really). For the update, the designers...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S, Circuit Ricardo Tormo, Valencia, Spain, January 2019
    2020 Porsche 911 S models start at $114,550, configure your own

    The 2020 Porsche 911 is here and it's spectacular. So far, Porsche has only announced the S and 4S models in coupe and convertible form, and we've driven the coupes. Without fanfare, Porsche added the 2020 models to its car configurator when the coupes were introduced in November at the 2018 LA...

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider
    2019 McLaren 600LT Spider blows its top

    Like a well-oiled machine, McLaren continues to churn out model after model, each just a little more desirable than the one before it. The latest arrival is the 600LT Spider, the open-top version of last year's 600LT coupe and the new flagship of McLaren's entry-level Sports Series range. For those...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class

    Mercedes-Benz has a next-generation SL-Class in the works, but the brand has been quiet on details surrounding the convertible sports car until now. According to a Wednesday report from the Australian website Car Advice, the seventh-generation SL will take a lot of inspiration from the iconic 300SL Gullwing. Gorden Wagener, chief Mercedes-Benz designer, said the next car will come closer to the "nicest SL," which is the 300SL, in his opinion. Outgoing Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said the next SL needs to pack the "wow" factor. Wagener's design direction would provide that. However, don't...

  • Lexus LC Convertible Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Lexus SC redux: LC Convertible concept hints at new open-top flagship

    The Lexus SC is back, or at least it is in spiritual form with Friday's reveal of the LC Convertible concept. The handsome drop-top is due to debut on January 14 in Detroit at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, and according to Lexus' own words the car hints at the future direction of...

  • 2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
    2020 Porsche 911 Cabriolet revealed with new looks, faster top operation, more power

    The 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera, the so-called 992 generation, will take its time to roll out in its various versions in 2019. We saw the S and 4S coupe models at the 2018 LA Auto Show in November, and Tuesday we got our first official look at the same versions of the Cabriolet body style. Like the...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette preview

    All talk in Corvette circles right now is over the mid-engine C8 generation expected for 2020, but the C7 generation currently on sale offers plenty of thrills, especially with 2019 seeing the return of the storied ZR1 badge. Yes, there's a Corvette ZR1 currently on sale, and we loved it so much we...

  • 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots and video

    Porsche’s 718 Boxster and Cayman received the GTS treatment for 2018, but this doesn't represent the end of the road for performance tuning of Porsche's entry-level sports car. The German sports car marque is currently working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Boxster Spyder and...

  • 1967 BMW 1600 GT Convertible prototype
    BMW's only surviving 1600 GT Convertible is fully restored

    BMW in 1966 hired Italian design house and coachbuilder Frua to pen a convertible based on the bones of the GT sports car manufactured by Glas, the automaker most widely known for the Goggomobile series of minicars, which BMW had acquired earlier that same year. The result was the 1600 GT...

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