Convertibles

A Hybrid Lamborghini In The Works?
A Hybrid Lamborghini In The Works?

Lamborghini is preparing for a green-car future by cutting emissions from its factories. But will it also add hybrid power to its supercars? Back in 2007, at the launch of the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera, Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann emphatically told TheCarConnection.com there would be...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible
Priced: 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible Starts at $43,850

Nissan says the 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible will be priced from the low $40,000 range. The Japanese automaker says the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $43,850 for the G37 Convertible; a Sport edition with a manual transmission is $50 more, at $43,900. That makes it a direct...Read More»

2000 Jaguar F-type
2012 Jaguar C-Type: The Guessing Game Begins

Jaguar may be planning a smaller coupe to pair with its gorgeous 2010 XK range, but will the new purported "C-Type" be real competition for the likes of the Porsche Boxster? The rumormill in Great Britain has coughed up illustrations of something passably sketched as a new Jaguar C-Type coupe...Read More»

2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Driven: 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage

Aston Martin may have been spun out of the Ford orbit, but a decade's worth of Ford investments in the British brand reveals itself the instant you open the doors to the 2009 Vantage roadster, an anti-Porsche 911 sports coupe or convertible with finesse and verve equal to its gorgeous custom-built...Read More»

2009 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport: More Photos

Bugatti is at it again. The purveyors of the Pur Sang and other endless variations of the 1001-horsepower, quad-turbocharged Veyron have sent out more photos of their new Grand Sport targa to appeal to very, very well-heeled buyers--and you. The million-dollar-ish Veyron's been the stuff of...Read More»

2005 Lexus LF-A Concept
Lexus LF-A: 550 HP, 218 MPH, Due This Year

The long-awaited Lexus LF-A supercar is heading toward production next year, according to a report from Britain's AutoExpress. The rumored 200-mph supercar has been in development for years, and has been seen in spy photos as well as in concept-car form on the auto show circuit. Until recently, the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 Coupe
2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, Wagon On Track

The new Benz E-Class family is arriving two models at a time--and contrary to reports elsewhere, the next pair of mid-size Mercedes vehicles aren't taking the long way to market. This year, Mercedes is launching the new 2010 E-Class Coupe and sedan. We brought you our first drive of the 2010...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible On Track, GM Says

Having won the hearts and minds of car lovers through a starring lead in the blockbuster movie Transformers as well as  generally favorable reviews, the Camaro coupe is well on its way towards becoming a modern classic. Before General Motors got into major financial strife it released a number of...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible
Driven: 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible

It's been more than a decade since Infiniti sported a convertible in its lineup. With the 2009 G37 Convertible and its clever, pretty folding hardtop, it's clear that this is one haircut Nissan's luxury brand won't regret. We drove the new G37 Convertible in Southern California, a sort of test lab...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S prototype
Daimler Takes Stock in Tesla

Tesla Motors, and its ineffable founder Elon Musk, may have found the tether to long-term viability that they've been seeking. No, not the Federal government--though Tesla's application for federal bailout money is still in process. The tether comes in the form of Daimler AG; sister sites...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS C F Sport accessories
Lexus Expands F Sport Goodies To IS C, GS

With the launch of its new 2010 IS C Convertibles, Lexus is expanding its relatively new line of F Sport dealer-installed accessories to the IS C and to the larger GS. So far, the F Sport upgrades have only been offered on the IS sedans, but the IS and GS are built on the same platform and do share...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS C
Driven: 2010 Lexus IS C

Your editor just returned from a first drive of the new 2010 Lexus IS C and brought back some good, simple advice to those who've decided to go take a look: Unless you live in flat terrain, skip the base IS 250C—it just feels a little too winded. If you enjoy driving, go with the IS 350C. The...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang V6
2010 Ford Mustang V-6: An Everyday Car?

  So what's it like to live with a 2010 Ford Mustang for a week? Well, since we're driving a V-6 model, we didn't bother heading to the drag strip. We also skipped the local street racing scene. So how did we spend our time behind the wheel? Probably a lot like any regular Joe or Jane. We drove to...Read More»

2010 Lotus Elise SC
Road Trip In A 2009 Lotus Elise SC: Part 1, The Route

So the story is that I had to get from Las Vegas to San Francisco over the weekend of May 3-4. Frankly, it's an easy drive that can be dispatched with little effort using major state roads and/or interstates. After all, as the ICBM flies, the trip is less than 400 miles. However ... good road trips...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang V6
Driven: 2010 Ford Mustang V-6

If you were to look at all the Mustangs sold over the 45 years the pony has been galloping around, you'd notice two things; most articles are written about V-8 Mustangs, while most purchasers go for fewer cylinders. This is the reality; the market gets excited about performance and style, but then...Read More»

2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Spy Shots: 2011 Aston Martin V12 Vantage

Yesterday we showed you the photo excerpts from our recent test drive of the Aston Martin Vantage. The V-8 version of the car's pretty thrilling--but there's more to come from the British marque in short order, even as it launches its One-77 supercar and the upcoming Aston Rapide four-door. The...Read More»

2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage
Canon Moment: 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster

While Rex Roy showed you how beautiful the 2009 Nissan Cube can be, earlier this morning, I'll try to one-up him with a slide show from my own archive. The weekend before last, I had the chance to spend a Southern California day in the 2009 Aston Martin V8 Vantage roadster, which sees a midlife...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice GXP
GM Tosses Lifesaver at Saturn Sky, Pontiac Solstice

General Motors is willing to sell off the Delaware factory that builds the Saturn Sky and Pontiac Solstice as it hurtles toward a May 31 collision with bankruptcy court and federal overseers. In a press conference this morning, GM's CEO Fritz Henderson said the twin roadsters plus the assembly...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler-Fiat: We Predict The 2012 Lineup

It's official--Chrysler has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now the long task of sorting out the good from the bad at the storied automaker, with the added task of joining hand in hand with Italy's Fiat Group to build a new Chrysler with a new range of small cars. You might have...Read More»

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