Convertibles

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

    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 the regular 718 Boxster and Cayman might feature the option as well. Our latest shots show a regular Boxster with the same exhaust tips featured on prototypes for the Boxster Spyder, suggesting the same engine resides within. The engine is thought to be an uprated version of the 3.8-liter flat-6...

  • Bentley Continental GT convertible Bavaria special edition
    One-off Bentley Continental GT convertible by Mulliner is an ode to Bavaria

    Mulliner, Bentley's in-house division devoted to only the finest things, issued its latest bespoke model and it's an ode to Bavaria. The Bentley Continental GT convertible by Mulliner takes its inspiration from the Bavarian state of Germany that's known for many wonderful things including Munich...

  • 2019 Porsche 911 Speedster, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2019 Porsche 911 Speedster costs ‭$275,750‬, and only 1,948 will be built

    Porsche rolled out a new Speedster at April's 2019 New York International Auto Show and is currently accepting orders on the car, which is priced from $275,750‬. Buyers with extra cash to splurge can opt for a heritage package that adds a retro livery and other design cues inspired by the...

  • 1955 Porsche 356 Speedster
    Open-top driving at its purest: A brief history of the Porsche Speedster

    Porsche has just started production of a modern Speedster based on its 991-generation 911. Unveiled in April at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the car continues a legacy of Porsche Speedsters that dates back all the way to 1952. It all started with the 356 America Roadster, of which...

  •  2018 Toyota Century
    Japan's new emperor scores open-top Toyota Century as official car

    A new Emperor of Japan was sworn in on Wednesday, 59-year-old Naruhito, who is expected to continue the legacy of his father by modernizing the imperial family to help maintain its relevance in contemporary Japan. However, he won't be cutting all bonds with tradition, at least when it comes to his...

  • 2017 Nissan 370Z
    Nissan 370Z roadster is dead after 2019

    The Nissan Z car celebrates its 50th anniversary for the 2020 model year, but fans won't find any 370Z roadsters on dealership lots. Nissan has confirmed with Motor Authority that the drop-top model is dead in the U.S. In a statement, Nissan spokesman Kyle Torrens said the brand "will not offer the...

  • Possible test mule for 2022 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Engineers have been caught driving what is likely to be an early test mule for a redesigned SL-Class due around 2021. The test mule, spotted outside the Nürburgring racetrack, is hidden beneath the makeshift body of an E-Class sedan but features a number of clues that suggest we're looking at a future SL in the making. A dramatically shortened wheelbase, evidenced by the shortened rear doors, confirms we're looking at a 2-door model. And the widened track, evidenced by the wheel arch extensions, confirms the vehicle will be wider than an E-Class. In other words, we're likely looking at a...

  • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante
    2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Volante convertible is a symphony of speed and style

    Aston Martin has dialed up the wow factor on its DBS Superleggera with the arrival of a new open-top version, which dons the automaker's Volante name used on convertibles. Unveiled Tuesday, the 2020 DBS Superleggera Volante will serve as the flagship of the brand until a new Vanquish supercar is...

  • 2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots and video

    Porsche has just launched its new 992-generation 911 sports car and you can bet there'll be just as many variants, if not more, that we saw with the previous 991 generation. We're talking close to two dozen variants, from the base Carerra right up to the GT2 RS. The latest spy shots and video show...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz SL Class
    Mercedes-AMG confirms details on next-generation SL-Class

    Rumors have swirled about the next-generation SL-Class, and now Mercedes-AMG head Tobias Moers has confirmed development is underway with direct oversight from AMG. The information comes from a Thursday AutoCar report. It marks the first time AMG has overseen the SL-Class, and it means the...

  • Aurus convertible prototype Photo: yakunin_077 on Instagram
    Russian Aurus convertible spotted based on Vladimir Putin's limousine

    Well-off Russians will soon be able to choose a new luxury drop-top with ties to the nation's president, Vladimir Putin. Instagram user yakunin_077 posted photos of an Aurus convertible model clearly based on the Senat luxury sedan sold in the country. The standard Aurus Senat made its debut last...

  • 2019 Audi TT
    2019 Audi TT preview

    Audi's third-generation TT sports car has received some tweaks as it passes the midway point in its life cycle. They include revised looks and increased standard equipment, but sadly no extra power. The updated TT in base trim offers a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 220 horsepower and 258...

  • 2019 Audi TT RS

    The Audi Sport division has implemented a round of updates for the TT RS for the 2019 model year. 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 added a sharper look that provides a better indication of the potency within. The front fascia takes on a more rigid design, with the air intakes enlarged to add to the aggression. They also help feed air to additional radiators located behind the typical RS honeycomb grille. At the...

  • 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible spy shots

    BMW introduced a redesigned 3-Series for 2019 and today we have new spy shots of a prototype for the related 4-Series, specifically the 4-Series Convertible. The redesigned 4-Series is expected to debut in late 2019 as a 2020 model, but in coupe form only initially. The convertible will trail the...

  • Ares Project 2
    Next in Ares' Legends Reborn series is an homage to 1950s roadsters

    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...

  • 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'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 International Motor Show. AMG hasn't pulled any surprises with the design. The car is based on the recently updated version of AMG's GT sports car range, which means it features the latest headlight treatment along with a digital instrument cluster and cool digital controls in the V-8-inspired center...

  • 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
    Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster storms Geneva

    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...

  • 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...

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