best convertible cars

best convertible cars

Best Convertible Cars

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Page 1 of 12 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Over the years, Corvettes have seemingly always been praised for their outstanding dynamics. On the other hand, Corvette has consistently struggled with questionable build quality and substandard interior treatments. Happily, those problems have been addressed; making this current iteration of America’s only true convertible sports car the best Corvette ever. It’s also the first time a Corvette Z06 has qualified for the top ten convertible sports cars—because this is the first time Chevrolet has offered a convertible Z06. Practically unlimited power flows effortlessly from the 650-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, along with 650 ft-lbs of torque. A seven-speed manual transmission with a downshift rev-match feature is standard, an eight-speed automatic, (which also marks the first time the Z06 has been offered with an automatic transmission) is optional. Pricing for the rear-drive Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible starts at $83,995.
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Best Convertible Cars

Yes, the exotic Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, and Pagani convertible sports cars are absolutely marvelous. Further, an enthusiast would love to number any (or all) of them among the models in their collection. So let’s just go ahead and acknowledge all of them would fit within the top 10 convertible sports cars for 2016 category right off the top. Of course, when money’s no object, it’s pretty easy to do a top-flight roadster—right? But what about when price is an issue? This list of the top convertible sports cars for 2016 celebrates what can happen when a dedicated team of engineers is given the task of summoning greatness—with a price cap to consider. As you’ll see, sometimes, the best ideas arise from such constraints among the top ten convertible sports cars for 2016.
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Best Convertible Cars

Photo Credit: Benjamin Hunting Page 1 of 12 Yes, the exotic Bugatti, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, McLaren, and Pagani convertible sports cars are absolutely marvelous. Further, an enthusiast would love to number any (or all) of them among the models in their collection. So let’s just go ahead and acknowledge all of them would fit within the top 10 convertible sports cars for 2016 category right off the top. Of course, when money’s no object, it’s pretty easy to do a top-flight roadster—right? But what about when price is an issue? This list of the top convertible sports cars for 2016 celebrates what can happen when a dedicated team of engineers is given the task of summoning greatness—with a price cap to consider. As you’ll see, sometimes, the best ideas arise from such constraints among the top ten convertible sports cars for 2016.
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Best Convertible Cars

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Over the years, Corvettes have seemingly always been praised for their outstanding dynamics. On the other hand, Corvette has consistently struggled with questionable build quality and substandard interior treatments. Happily, those problems have been addressed; making this current iteration of America’s only true convertible sports car the best Corvette ever. It’s also the first time a Corvette Z06 has qualified for the top ten convertible sports cars—because this is the first time Chevrolet has offered a convertible Z06. Practically unlimited power flows effortlessly from the 650-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, along with 650 ft-lbs of torque. A seven-speed manual transmission with a downshift rev-match feature is standard, an eight-speed automatic, (which also marks the first time the Z06 has been offered with an automatic transmission) is optional. Pricing for the rear-drive Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible starts at $83,995.
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Best Convertible Cars

Buying a convertible has little to do with practicality and everything to do with enjoying the open-air driving experience. In years past, convertibles were fair-weather-only cars, but modern convertibles require far fewer compromises than the ragtops of yore. Many models can shed their tops in 25 seconds or less, and some convertibles even allow you to raise and lower the top while driving at slow speeds (a nice feature if you’re lowering the top when stopped at a light and the light turns green).Several convertibles feature a retractable hardtop, a folding metal roof that stows in the trunk at the push of a button. With the top raised, these hardtop models minimize some inherent convertible compromises by providing better insulation from noise and weather, increased interior security, improved visibility, and better resistance to fading and wear than a car with a soft top. But when lowered, they can consume much of the available trunk space.That said, today’s soft tops are much better insulated against noise and weather, and all now come with glass rear windows instead of the flimsy, scratch-prone plastic windows that were common years ago.What hasn’t changed is that soft-top convertibles remain more susceptible to break-in and theft than hardtop vehicles. An opportunistic thief with a sharp knife can easily have at the contents of your convertible. Soft-top convertibles also require more diligence to protect them from the elements, and some automakers warn against taking convertibles through automatic car washes with brushes or high-pressure water jets.Since a car gets much of its structural rigidity from the roof, convertibles require extra bracing to minimize wear-inducing structural flex. Today’s convertibles are better engineered and tend to have more rigid construction, which minimizes body flex and improves handling. Note that not all convertibles are true convertibles. The Fiat 500C has a full-size sunroof that slides as far back as a convertible top, but the side roof rails always stay fixed in place. This design benefits from added rigidity and a top that can be opened and closed at highway speeds, but it doesn’t deliver the same open-air feel as an ordinary convertible.
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Best Convertible Cars

Over the years, Corvettes have seemingly always been praised for their outstanding dynamics. On the other hand, Corvette has consistently struggled with questionable build quality and substandard interior treatments. Happily, those problems have been addressed; making this current iteration of America’s only true convertible sports car the best Corvette ever. It’s also the first time a Corvette Z06 has qualified for the top ten convertible sports cars—because this is the first time Chevrolet has offered a convertible Z06. Practically unlimited power flows effortlessly from the 650-horsepower, 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, along with 650 ft-lbs of torque. A seven-speed manual transmission with a downshift rev-match feature is standard, an eight-speed automatic, (which also marks the first time the Z06 has been offered with an automatic transmission) is optional. Pricing for the rear-drive Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible starts at $83,995.
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Best Convertible Cars

In America, the open road calls to you, and there’s no better way to experience the thrill of travel than the convertible. Peel back the roof, feel the wind in your hair and sun on your face. Ironically, the appeal of the modern convertible rests on its ability to deliver practical transportation as well as playful recreation. Convertible hardtops deliver the security of a folding metal top, although at the price of extra weight. Traditional fabric tops now afford multilayer insulation from both weather and road noise. Forget the days of clumsy, manually operated tops and unwieldy tonneau covers. Thanks to the choice between folding hardtops and tight-fitting soft tops, life with a convertible can be just as comfortable as with a coupe.
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Best Convertible Cars

Why Edmunds Recommends the 2016 BMW 2 Series: Some may lament that the 2 Series Convertible lacks the retractable hardtop of its 4 Series big brother, but it’s honestly not a problem. The 2 Series’ multilayer cloth roof quells noise well enough to make you forget you’re in a convertible, and it also folds quicker than a hardtop and doesn’t take up as much space in the trunk. You can even get it with a distinctive metallic finish. Like its coupe sibling, the 2 Series Convertible strikes an excellent balance between thrilling performance and everyday comfort and convenience. This is especially true of the M235i version with its standard M Sport adaptive suspension, which is offered on the base 228i model as an option. Whether you’re looking for a small luxury convertible or a high-performance drop-top toy, the 2 Series won’t disappoint.
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As one of the top ten convertible sports cars for 2016, the open version of Jaguar’s F-Type delivers huge on the elegance, grace, and pace we’ve come to expect from the storied marque. Wonderfully balanced, the convertible F-Type Jaguar also brings outstanding handling to the fore. Deliciously outfitted, the baby Jag’s interior is as businesslike as it is sumptuously attired. Standard features include automatic headlights and wipers, LED running lights, heated mirrors, an automatic tail spoiler, automatic climate control, an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a 10-speaker audio system. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, Jaguar’s F-Type Convertible engines range in power from 340 horsepower to 550. Depending upon engine choice, the F-Type comes with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Pricing starts at $68,100.
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Jaguar F-Type Page 1 of 12 Jaguar F-Type As one of the top ten convertible sports cars for 2016, the open version of Jaguar’s F-Type delivers huge on the elegance, grace, and pace we’ve come to expect from the storied marque. Wonderfully balanced, the convertible F-Type Jaguar also brings outstanding handling to the fore. Deliciously outfitted, the baby Jag’s interior is as businesslike as it is sumptuously attired. Standard features include automatic headlights and wipers, LED running lights, heated mirrors, an automatic tail spoiler, automatic climate control, an eight-inch touchscreen, navigation, and a 10-speaker audio system. Available with rear- or all-wheel drive, Jaguar’s F-Type Convertible engines range in power from 340 horsepower to 550. Depending upon engine choice, the F-Type comes with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Pricing starts at $68,100.

Published on Jun 22, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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