The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is The Battleship That Screams

The Audi RS5 Cabriolet is a big, heavy car. In fact, at 4,420 lbs, the RS5 is 60 lbs heavier than my Honda Odyssey Minivan, which combined with this particular shade of "Nardo Gray," has led me to lovingly refer to the car as "The Battleship." Thing is with 450 hp and a redline half-past-eight, this battleship hauls… » 10/07/14 10:06am 10/07/14 10:06am

The 2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible Is Great But I'm Not Sure I Am

"Must be motherfucking nice."That's what the woman standing on the corner, laden with grocery bags, said as I pulled up to the intersection in a white BMW 435i Convertible. And you know, she's not a bad car reviewer. It is pretty motherfucking nice. » 1/22/14 12:40pm 1/22/14 12:40pm

I Probably Should Hate This Retro-Styled K-Car But I Just Don't

I saw this in my neighborhood the other day, and screeched to a nice dangerous stop to take some pictures. Since I came to Retro's defense, I've been hyper aware of all the Retro cars on the road, and when I saw this prime example of Class 3/Synthetic Comprehensive goodness, I had to stop. » 5/07/13 10:00am 5/07/13 10:00am

New Convertible Top-Weaving Tech Could Lead To A New Era Of Cosby…

One of the largest manufacturers of convertible tops, the Haartz Corporation, has recently shown off new technology that allows complex patterns and imagery to be woven into the fabric tops. As a paid PR hack kindly emailed us: » 10/11/12 2:00pm 10/11/12 2:00pm

Audi's RS5 Convertible Arrives Just In Time For Winter

Earlier this year, Audi's uber-coupe, the RS5, finally made the journey across the Atlantic to the USA. And boy oh boy, were we excited. » 9/06/12 10:00am 9/06/12 10:00am

Bentley's Mulsanne Convertible Is The World's Most Elegant Drop-Top

Or so says Bentley. After teasing its rich customers with a hard-topped Mulsanne offering since 2009, it's finally on its way: the Mulsanne convertible. Although still a concept, it really is a thing of beauty, with "muscular haunches," and an interior Bentley says was inspired by luxurious, high-performance power… » 8/20/12 9:30am 8/20/12 9:30am

1959 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible Is One Rare Drop-Top

If there is a car that embodies the "More Chrome, Bigger Fins!" ethos that dominated late 1950s automotive design in America more than the 1959 Cadillac, we certainly haven't come across it. » 6/02/12 12:30pm 6/02/12 12:30pm

Steven Tyler’s $1.1 Million, 1,244 HP Convertible

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler just took delivery of the world's fastest convertible. The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder will accelerate to 200mph in 15.9 seconds, eight seconds faster than a Bugatti Veyron. Tyler was the first person to ask if he could have his without a top. » 5/29/12 12:00pm 5/29/12 12:00pm

Garage Fresh 1968 Shelby GT500 Proves Ultra Rare Project Cars Are Still…

Stories of ultra-rare muscle cars sitting in barns are truly the car person's equivalent of "the fish that got away". A few years, a hazy memory or just a desire for a good story have all too often put a Hemi under the hood of a dusty small block Barracuda or turned an average rot box Camaro into a ZL1. » 5/19/12 12:30pm 5/19/12 12:30pm

For $6,500, Is This The M3 For Thee?

While venerated, BMW's E30 M3 did lack certain features possessed by its later, and better performing, brethren. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe E36 for example offers both a drop top and an. . . automatic transmission. Will that second item guarantee its price needs to down along with the top? » 4/10/12 8:00am 4/10/12 8:00am

Lotus Will Continue To Ruin Company With Convertible Something

Lotus has produced some fine convertibles in the past — the original Seven, both front-and rear-drive Elans, the Elise — so you'd think a quirky announcement alluding to a new open-top model would be welcome. It might have been if it wasn't from Dany Bahar's Lotus. » 2/15/12 3:00pm 2/15/12 3:00pm

2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible Peeks Snout Out, Sees Shadow

We were lucky enough to be the first on the floor here at the Chicago Auto Show to catch the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible peeking its snout out. Here's the first photos. » 2/08/12 9:15am 2/08/12 9:15am

2013 Porsche 911 Cabriolet: Detroit Auto Show Live Photos, Info

Porsche pushed a new 911 Cabriolet sans chappeau onto the dias in Detroit this morning on a brief stop on its way to dealerships this spring. If you get the chance to deliver one, take the long way. It's quite the ride. » 1/09/12 11:45am 1/09/12 11:45am

10 special edition Neiman Marcus Ferrari FFs sell in only 50 minutes

Last month we told you about the special edition Italian Shooting Brake that would be on all of the Christmas lists of whoever actually buys exotic cars from luxury department store catalogs. Upon going on sale the 10 limited edition Neiman Marcus Ferrari FF's were sold out within 50 minutes. » 11/13/11 2:00pm 11/13/11 2:00pm

For $17,900, this fall could be your Corvette summer

Over the years, the bow-tie brand has been the Heartbeat of America, Like a Rock and espoused seeing the U.S.A. in a Chevrolet. Seeing the U.S.A. in today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Corvette convertible might get your heart beating a little faster, but will its price mean you won't be getting your rocks off? » 10/07/11 8:00am 10/07/11 8:00am

Maid killed by BMW convertible's self-closing top

A 60-year-old maid in Lokeren, Belgium, was crushed to death yesterday when the folding convertible top on her employer's BMW mysteriously closed on top of her neck. Police believe she was cleaning the car at the time, which offers little solace or explanation as to how this can happen. Good morning world, meet your… » 9/09/11 9:30am 9/09/11 9:30am

Lamborghini Aventador Roadster drops top in 2012

If you head over to the EPA's FuelEconomy.gov website and pull up the year 2012 you'll notice two Lamborghinis: the Lamborghini Aventador and the unconfirmed 2012 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster. It gets 13 mpg combined, as if anyone cares. » 6/01/11 10:55am 6/01/11 10:55am

The Audi R8 GT Spyder is Satan's convertible

Despite our misgivings about an R8 GT with a removable roof, Audi's going ahead with plans for a 552-hp version of its Spyder. Teamspeed's spies in Germany caught what looks to be a pre-production model in all its wing'd glory. » 5/17/11 12:30pm 5/17/11 12:30pm

Cadillac plotting new small convertible

After only tepid responses to the XLR and before that the Allante, Cadillac appears ready to try again with a modern convertible, this time one with its own unique bodywork. » 4/28/11 4:01pm 4/28/11 4:01pm

Seven-seat convertible Mustang hauls butts

Chance someone snagged a couch from the curb despite driving a Ford Mustang convertible: 86%. Chance it belongs in a police evidence locker: 11%. Remaining 3%: Owner forgot to install seat belts. » 4/26/11 4:30pm 4/26/11 4:30pm