Convertible

Order the Dodge Viper SRT10 as a convertible and some of its machismo (and rigidity) is lost with the top, but it is a great car for cruising the coastline. After 18 years and more than 25,000 cars...
Like its original incarnation, the GT 250 California of the late 1950s—a convertible that was better than most of its contemporaries—the new Ferrari California is a front-engine vehicle designed as a...
For those who aren’t interested in whiplash-inducing performance from a convertible, open-top motoring does not get much better than at the wheel of a BMW 650i Convertible. (Drivers looking for a...
The BMW M6 Convertible may be getting a little long in tooth, but the V10 engine still offers enough oomph for serious wind-in-the-hair acceleration and a thoroughly enjoyable exhaust note. When the...
The all-new Z4 is BMW’s first foray into the realm of hardtop roadsters. And while the retractable roof is now made of solid aluminum instead of layers of fabric, the coupe-like convertible’s biggest...
As the first performance-built BMW to feature a retractable hardtop, the new M3 convertible offers the best of two worlds—blistering performance and the pleasure of wind-in-your-hair acceleration...
Bentley’s 600-horsepower GTC Speed should offer enough to hold over convertible fanatics with an affinity for more oomph. But Bentley continues to refine the Continental GT coupes and convertibles,...
When it debuted three years ago, the Bentley Continental GTC was good enough to win Robb Report ’s 2007 Car of the Year event—enough said, right? But Bentley continues to refine the Continental GT...
Although it looks almost identical to the base model, the BMW Z4 sDrive35is is designed and engineered for a more serious driver. The all-new Z4 is BMW’s first foray into the realm of hardtop...
The Azure T is the last of a dying Bentley breed. Derived from Bentley’s former flagship—the Arnage sedan—the more modern Azure looks much like the old one: It’s still a full-boat, luxury four-place...
The V8 Vantage Roadster’s canvas top stows in less than 15 seconds, and this car is a great alternative to more commonplace vehicles like the 911 Cabriolet and Mercedes-Benz SL. Although it is at the...
The DBS performs more like a grand tourer than a sports car, which is a great reason to opt for the Volante version and take a joyride down the coast. The three-layer fabric top—which can be raised...
The S5’s seductive lines look even better in convertible form—with its roof stowed away, there’s nothing between the windshield and tail to disturb those flowing lines. Sleek and understated, the $60...
Among the historic 1950s-era racing cars coveted today, the Allard J2X is at the top of the list of many a collector. But with only 83 examples made, scant few of the originals remain, and those that...
While most Alfa Romeo fans in America will have to wait for the Giulietta and MiTo models to find their way into U.S. dealerships in 2011, a select few have already been lucky enough to take delivery...
Built for Aston Martin aficionados with a preference for top-down motoring, the DB9 Volante impresses on every level. Aston Martin’s unmistakable grille, elongated headlights, and voluptuous body...
Weight is the enemy of performance. It’s something that Porsche, with some 28,000 racetrack triumphs under its belt, knows better than most. To that end, meet the 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder, the...
The anticipated Maserati GranTurismo Convertible ( www.maserati.us ) comes to American shores this spring. This Italian supermodel from Modena combines exquisite Pininfarina styling with...
As Infiniti’s most popular model line, the G Series has always been chasing the BMW 3 Series—from sales numbers to performance figures. In fact, when BMW announced that it was building a retractable...
As if Aston Martin’s sensationally stylish, dazzlingly quick V8 Vantage Roadster wasn’t uncommon enough, the boutique sports car maker from Gaydon, England, has collaborated with Robb Report to...
1937 BMW 328 Roadster The Nürburgring racetrack in the leafy woodlands of western Germany’s Eifel Mountains is where all serious high-performance sports cars go to prove their mettle. A good lap time...
1952 Siata 208S Spyder The 208S represented a reversal of roles for two Turin, Italy, automakers: Siata (an acronym for Societa Italiana Applicazione Trasformazione Automobilistiche), which once had...
The 8C 2900B has been described as the cultured son of a champion athlete. It descended directly from the 8C 2900A, with which Alfa Romeo claimed the first three spots in the 1936 Mille Miglia and...
Children shout as I pass through their villages; "Suuuuuu-per-maaaaan!" they scream at me. In Italy, where Ascari, Fangio, Moss, Nuvolari, and other legendary racecar drivers still are revered for...
Downshifted. To anyone who has driven BMW’s M6 Convertible, it may come as a surprise that the car is available with a manual transmission. However, judging from the judges’ comments, the 7-speed...
Great Expectations. It is built by Mercedes, one of the world’s oldest and finest carmakers. Its performance is burnished by McLaren, a name that has ruled F/1 racing longer than Henry VIII ran...
Soft and Dry. A car of far less power, heft, and acceleration than even its own factory mates, Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage Roadster is nonetheless a remarkable automobile, one that displays classic...
Break from the Routine. Judging from the way that the Drophead Coupé’s teak tonneau cover flips up, its trunk lid does a backward somersault, and the canvas roof folds like a card table, the topless...
It has been more than 10 years since the first time I jumped out of an airplane, but I still recall every detail of the 60-second free fall that preceded my pulling the rip cord. So with some degree...
Nearly a decade has passed since BMW paid £40 million (about $65 million) for the rights to the Rolls-Royce name, a silver hood ornament of a gossamer-clad lady (commonly referred to as Nellie in Her...

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