Convertible

Lexus has recently put a lot of development dollars into their IS model line. First came the IS F—the Japanese brand’s first performance sedan—and now a new hardtop convertible model dubbed the IS C...
Although the SC 430 won’t win any automotive design awards, it still may find a place in the Lexus annals as one of the marque’s most timelessly appealing models. Virtually unchanged since its...
The Lotus Elise is designed to satisfy the needs of performance purists who like to let loose on the weekends. Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman had a simple formula for making cars faster: “To add...
Arguably the best-looking Lamborghini in the current model line, the Murciélago LP 640 Roadster is just as fast to 60 mph as its coupe counterpart. But it’s the SuperVeloce name that conjures images...
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4 Spyder presents all the virtues of its coupe counterpart, wrapped as an audacious convertible rocket ship. The “LP560-4” badges on the Lamborghini Gallardo refer to...
Convertible variations of popular coupes and sedans are often an afterthought in the model line, but Infiniti decided to take a different approach with the G37, redesigning it from the ground up...
The Fisker Karma S is ahead of its time. Before delivering a single one of its original Karma series sedans, Fisker Automotive unveiled its new retractable hardtop hybrid at the 2009 North American...
There are very few cars on the road today more handsome than the Jaguar XKR Convertible. Working from the 2009 model, designer Ian Callum added a deeper chin to the front, fender scoops to the jowls...
Behind the wheel of the Jaguar XK Convertible is a great way to spend sunny day. And should you choose to reveal yourself as the style-savvy owner of this sleek Jaguar, the retractable ragtop drops...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
The company that the five Maserati brothers founded in Bologna, Italy, was characterized in its early decades by racing machines. The heady successes of Maserati vehicles in competitions from...
1937 Bugatti Type 57SC In comparison with the Type 41 "Royale," a mere six examples of which were produced, the Bugatti Type 57 was positively prolific. Among the roughly 700 such vehicles that...
Britain’s Beauty As Aston Martin’s flagship model, the DBS Volante impresses on every level. The car performs like a sports car, rides like a grand tourer, sounds like a supercar, and takes the prize...
Allard or Nothing When two of our judges were driving the Allard J2X MkII at this year’s competition, a Napa Valley patrol officer banned the vehicle from public roads because of an issue with the...
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...

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