With summer just around the corner, you can be sure that most convertible drivers are going to be letting their pride and joy out of the garage for the first time in months. That is, of course, if they live in parts of the world where winters are damaging and forceful.
Women are naturally drawn to convertibles and the men who drive them. With the sense of freedom and wind blowing through your hair, who wouldn’t want to ride in one of these beautiful machines?
2013-2014 have been great years in the release of some of the finest cars that were built to be aggressive, impressionable, and technologically advanced. Here are 20 convertibles that we think take the cake and can really knock a woman’s socks off when it comes to the pure sex appeal of a convertible.
20. Chevrolet Camaro SS: $39,355
For years, the Chevrolet Camaro has been the leading competitor of the Ford Mustang. While it has continued to evolve throughout the decades, the Camaro has stayed true to its pony-nature. No matter its generation, this convertible is a legendary powerhouse. The SS can perform when put to the test thanks to its 426 horsepower, 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine. It has a top speed of 180 miles per hour and can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in a dashing 3.8 seconds.
19. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray: $51,995
For decades, the Corvette engineers have continued to inspire and be inspired by consistently creating iconic and powerful cars. The Stingray’s powerful V-8 engine definitely comes with a sting factor that is sure to excite. With a top speed of 195 miles per hour, this ‘Vette can spring to 60 miles per hour in just under four seconds. At the baseline, it delivers a forceful total of a 455-horsepower engine, and 5-horsepowers more if it is equipped with the optional performance exhaust system. Aggressive and sporty on the outside, yet beautifully sculpted on the inside, this coupe makes a statement.
18. Audi TTS Roadster: $52,500
Compared to the Audi TT, the TTS Roadster has a greater output of a 265-horsepower engine. While different cars differ in their purpose, design, and capability, the TTS Roadster was created incorporating stylish arches and a beautiful flow of various features that truly give it an exceptional and everlasting design. Under the hood it possesses a turbocharged and direct injection 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, which can accelerate to 62 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds.
17. Alfa Romeo 4C: $54,000
A car that we do not often see in the North American market, the Alfa Romeo C offers an affordable lightweight mid-engined two-seater coupe that pushes out a solid 240-horsepower and a top speed of 160 miles per hour. It has a pretty great power-to-weight ratio and a fantastic design that keeps it ahead of the game. With its new 1.7-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, the 4C can accelerate to 60 miles per hour using launch control in 4.5 seconds.
16. Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible: $60,935
The Shelby GT500 has shameless attitude and excellent strength. Packing a mean stampede engine of 662-horsepower, this bad boy competes against the likes of the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, both of which are the most powerful production drop-tops in the United States. Under the hood of this outrageously powerful convertible lies a supercharged 5.8-litre V8 that is the world’s greatest production V8. Why, you ask? Because of its 631 lb-ft of torque. With the ability to hit a top speed of 202 miles per hour, Ford has limited it to 155 miles per hour to avoid any damage to the convertible top. In a zippy 3.5 seconds, this beast can accelerate to 60 miles per hour.
15. Porsche Boxster S: $62,100
A fun, dynamic, rewarding sports car to drive and/or own, the Boxster S is beautiful, fast, and technologically impressive. It will get you where you want to go, or take you no where in particular; either way, you will get there fast. Especially since it is jam packed with a 315-horsepower 3.4-litre flat six-cylinder engine and a top speed of 178 miles per hour. In 4.8 seconds, the Boxster S can accelerate to 60 miles per hour. It is easy to drive and well-balanced from back to front.
14. BMW Z4 sDrive35i: $63,900
This luxury roadster has the best turbocharged 3.0-litre TwinPower 6-cylinder engine on the market and can dash out 300-horsepower easy and smooth. Its roar will definitely have your hairs standing on end, and so will its speed and transmission. Once you are in control of it, the driving experience will take over all your senses, while the car responds to your every command. With a top speed of 155 miles per hour, accelerating from zero to 62 miles per hour takes only 5.1 seconds.
13. BMW F82 M4: $65,000
The stunning F82 M4 coupe comes equipped and ready to blow your mind with a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre inline-six cylinder engine and 430-horsepower. With its capacity for speed and its lightweight feel thanks to carbon fibre, you will be rocketing from zero to 60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds. The F82 M4 has a top speed of 160 miles per hour. Beautifully designed and engineered, this German powerhouse comes absolutely aggressive and efficient.
12. Jaguar F-Type V8 S: $92,000
Like a jaguar hunting its prey, the F-Type V8 S is the most ruthless of its kind. Not only is it a beautiful car that has been designed with tantalizing poise, but Jaguar has really upped their game in the playing field. Offering magnificent capabilities, control, and performance, the 5.0-litre supercharged V8 495-horsepower engine can accelerate to 60 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds. With a total speed of 186 miles per hour, this convertible can take you places fast.
11. Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster: $138,200
Sleek and handcrafted, the Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster is a beautiful convertible that boasts its glitz and glamour, even if it is not as powerful as its fellow Aston Martins. It has a lot of character and holds its weight quite well, giving it the appeal it deserves. Under the hood lies a powerful 4.7-litre V8 430-horsepower engine that has a top speed of 180 miles per hour, taking the roadster from zero to 60 miles per hour in 4.7 seconds.
10. Audi R8 V10 Spyder: $182,000
With a top speed of 193 miles per hour, and a righteous 525-horsepower, 5.2-litre V10 menacing engine sitting under the hood, the R8 Spyder is nothing less than a beast. When unleashed, it can accelerate to 62 miles per hour in 4.2 seconds if driven manual, and in 3.8 seconds if driven automatic. Thanks to its lightweight aluminum frame, the car can provide the utmost breathtaking experience and performance. Not only is it aggressive, but it is sexy, sharp, and sporty.
9. Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible: $196,500
Sportier than its predecessors, yet still strong and traditional, the latest British luxury convertible is faster and more sleek than ever before. Powered up with a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine, the GT has a top speed of 192 miles per hour and can elegantly sprint to 60 miles per hour in a mere 4.3 seconds. Under the hood, its 567-horsepower sounds like music to the ears when put to the test.
8. Ferrari California T: $205,000
The all new and absolutely stunning California T boasts a brand new engine, a 3.9-litre direct injection V8, which will practically have no turbo lag due to the convertible’s new Variable Boost Management system and low-inertia turbines. Way more powerful with a 552-horsepower engine under the hood and a top speed of 196 miles per hour, this aggressive Ferrari can perform quite well, hitting 62 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds.
7. Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante Edizione Tecnica: $254,595
This convertible offers the ultimate driving experience with nothing but aggressive design, enjoyment and high-performance in mind. The Gallardo LP570-4 Spyder Performante Edizione Tecnica is geared towards the high-speed entertainment of driving such a magnificently engineered sports car. With a top speed of 201 miles per hour, this beauty accelerates to 62 miles per hour in a blistering 3.9 seconds. Beautiful on the inside as well, it comes equipped with a powerful 562-horsepower 5.2-litre V10 engine.
6. Ferrari 458 Spider: $262,762
As the first car to ever combine a mid-rear engine and a retractable hardtop, the 458 Spider was designed with beauty, creativity and the finest technology at its core. Hearing this engine’s soundtrack, along with feeling its speed and the air flow through your hair as it whisks you away is a unique and luxurious experience in itself. The sporty convertible will express its functionality and high-performance through its V8 direct injection and dry sump engine that produces a roaring 561-horsepower, with the ability to accelerate to 62 miles per hour in 3.4 seconds, and a top speed of 199 miles per hour.
5. McLaren MP4-12C Spider: $268,000
Up against super car giants like the Ferrari 458 Spider, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, and the Aston Martin DBS Volante, to name a few, the MP4-12C Spider packs a beautiful mid-engine with a top speed of 205 miles per hour inside one of the world’s best topless super cars worth driving. Its M838T twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 engine can pump out a solid 616-horsepower, getting you from zero to 60 miles per hour in a bone-bending 3 seconds.
4. Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: $275,000
Through impressive design and engineering, the SLS AMG drives with great ease and much power, pushing any boundaries and limitations that its predecessors may have had. Inspired by the SLS AMG GT3 race car, which won many titles and victories in competitions worldwide, this convertible can do a lot with its 6.3-litre V8 engine. It has a top speed of 198 miles per hour and can hit 62 miles per hour in a swift 3.7 seconds. Raising the bar, the SLS AMG packs 591-horsepower, which entirely enhances the car’s driving dynamics and potential.
3. Aston Martin Vanquish Volante: $297,995
This is the ultimate grand tourer that embodies everything; beauty, luxury, power, and soul. Well-balanced on the inside and out, the carbon-fibre skinned Vanquish Volante boasts its expert engineering and vigorous performance in style. Powered by a V12 565-horsepower engine, it can reach 62 miles per hour in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 183 miles per hour, making it the fastest accelerating Volante ever produced by Aston Martin.
2. Porsche 918 Spyder: $845,000
The German’s are recognized for their flawless engineering skills, excellence, and consistent presence in the industry. Under its hood, the Spyder has an 887-horsepower, 4.6-litre V8 engine and two electric motors, making this a powerful hybrid gasoline-electric car. In a swift 2.5 seconds, this beast can reach 62 miles per hour. Using the battery power alone, it can reach as far as 19 miles, while the V8 gasoline engine can produce 608-horsepower on its own. For those looking for a greater thrill, the Weissach Package can accelerate the price tag just as fast to $929,000 dollars.
1. Ferrari LaFerrari: $1.3 Million
State-of-the-art technology, horsepower, and luxury are the main ingredients to the creation of this beauty. LaFerrari is a limited quantity exotic that beats any other Ferrari ever made. It is the most powerful, boasting a 6.3-litre V12 engine that can produce 789-horsepower, along with the extra boost of 161-horsepower from its fellow electric engine. Due to its hybrid capabilities, LaFerrari can go faster than ever, and reduce fuel consumption at the same time. In less than 3 seconds, it can accelerate to 62 miles per hour, and has a top speed of 220 miles per hour.