Convertibles

Jaguar XE Roadster: A Hybrid In The Works?
Jaguar XE Roadster: A Hybrid In The Works?

It'll be at least two years before the Jaguar XE roadster makes its debut, but here at TCC, many of us are already giddy with anticipation. That's partially because, hey, it's a roadster--and who doesn't like those?--but also because rumors have begun circulating about the possibility of a hybrid...Read More»

2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost
2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost Spawning Coupe, Convertible

The 2010 Rolls-Royce Ghost isn't yet public, and already, speculation has two more vehicles being spun from its architecture. Autocar reports that Rolls-Royce will cut down the four-door's chassis to build a new coupe and convertible, as it's done with the Phantom sedan and companion Coupe and...Read More»

Fiat 500 Convertible hung in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main Airport
Fiat Left Dangling In Frankfurt

To mark the launch of its 500 Convertible, Fiat has suspended one of the vehicles from the ceiling of the Rhein-Main Airport in Frankfurt. Maybe something got lost in the translation, but we tend to thing of upside-down cars -- especially convertibles -- as a bad thing. And really: just one? Heck...Read More»

2008 Toyota Camry Solara Convertible
Toyota Won’t Restart Production Of Camry Solara Convertible

  Production of both the Camry Solara Coupe and Convertible was brought to a halt last year but while sales of the hard-top have already ceased you can still buy the convertible model, but not for too long according to comments from a Toyota rep. Due to poor sales in the midsize convertible...Read More»

Chrysler and Fiat logos
Fiat Swoops In As Chrysler Clears Bankruptcy, 'New Chrysler' Already Operating

Fiat is back in the U.S.A. now that it has completed its strategic alliance with Chrysler. The deal went forward almost immediately upon the Supreme Court's release of Chrysler from bankruptcy proceedings yesterday. The 'new' Chrysler says it is positioned to take on the market, focusing on the...Read More»

Renault Laguna
Irony Alert: Four Renault Models Banned From China Over Safety Issues

It's only Wednesday, but get ready for a Freaky Friday switcheroo: China has banned four Renault models from import due to 'serious safety risks' and failure to comply with Chinese regulations and standards. The Laguna, Scenic, Megane and Megane Coupe-Cabriolet are all part of the ban. China's...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz E Class Luxury 3.5L 4MATIC AWD
Luxury No Defense Against Weak Market, But Germans Cautiously Optimistic

Hyper-luxury European car brands like Rolls-Royce are seeing steady sales, but their more attainable counterparts - BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz - are still riding a downward slope through May. But all is not yet lost, as there may be an end in sight. BMW's Ian Robertson, the company's board member in...Read More»

2010 Ferrari California
Ferrari Hybrid Coming, Too--to 2009 Los Angeles Show?

  Lamborghini's plans for hybrid vehicles are emerging--and now, crosstown supercar rivals Ferrari may also be planning a hybrid vehicle. Last week, new patents for a Ferrari hybrid drivetrain were exposed. The Ferrari patent shows how gas power and electric power could be used to power pairs of...Read More»

2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
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»

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