Soak Up the Sun: Hot Convertibles of 2022

xA9 Ferrari SpAnbspConvertible Shopping Guide for 2022
Now that the solstice has passed and summer is officially here, dreams of long road trips and cruising on warm summer evenings become reality for many auto activists longing for some open-top motoring. Whether you are obsessed with owning your first convertible or even if you already own a drop-top, now is the time to take a look at what’s currently offered in the segment. A wide variety of drop-tops are available, and with nearly 40 models on the market and prices starting below $30,000, there could be a drop-top candidate that fits the bill. Take a quick look at this convertible shopping guide for 2022 and get ready to soak up the sun.

xA9 Mazda North American OperationsnbspMazda MX-5 Miata
Base MSRP: $27,650
Although the MX-5 is a thoroughly modern 2-seat roadster, it summons a time when sports cars were more about being light and nimble rather than possessing voluminous power. Since its launch in 1989, more than 1 million MX-5s have been sold worldwide, making it the most successful 2-seater of all time according to Guinness World Records. The latest-generation Mazda MX-5 went on sale in summer 2015, and the engine was upgraded for 2019 with a revised SKYACTIV- G 2.0-liter engine producing 181 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque — an increase of 26 horsepower. In addition to the manual soft-top MX-5, Mazda sells the MX-5 RF (retractable fastback) with a power-folding hardtop that can open or close in 13 seconds.

xA9 Mazda North American OperationsnbspMazda MX-5 Miata
For 2022 Mazda offers the MX-5 Miata in three trim levels: Sport, Club and Grand Touring. MX-5 Miata Sport includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, Smart City Brake Support and LED headlights and taillights. MX-5 Miata Club adds a Bose 9-speaker audio system, wireless Apple CarPlay, 17-inch alloy wheels and a black front air dam and rear lip spoiler. The MX-5 Miata Club Brembo BBS Recaro package adds Brembo front brakes with painted red calipers, dark gunmetal 17-inch BBS forged wheels and heated Recaro sport seats. The top-level Grand Touring features heated leather-trimmed seats, an adaptive front lighting system and traffic sign recognition. For 2022 Terracotta Nappa leather seats are an option for Grand Touring. A convertible that remains loyal to its origins, the MX-5 Miata continues to be impressively lightweight, nimble and fun to drive.

xA9 BMW USAnbspMINI Cooper Convertible
Base MSRP: $28,400
The smallest 4-seat convertible on the market, the aptly named MINI received a refresh for the 2018 model year including a new logo, rear LED lights, new alloy wheels and additional interior features such as wireless phone charging. Even though the styling has been updated, there’s no mistaking the classic MINI “bulldog” look that exemplifies the diminutive car’s fun-to-drive characteristics. The MINI Cooper Convertible is available in three configurations: Cooper, Cooper S and John Cooper Works, ranging from the base level with a turbocharged 3-cylinder engine to the sporty John Cooper Works edition, drawing 228 horsepower from its turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The soft-top is power operated and functional at speeds up to 18 mph.

xA9 BMW USAnbspMINI Cooper Convertible
The MINI Sidewalk Edition continues for 2023, paying homage to a previous special edition that launched in 2007. Based on the MINI Cooper S Convertible, the Sidewalk Edition is available in Rooftop Grey metallic, Zesty Yellow or Deep Laguna Metallic with an Anthracite Sidewalk soft-top roof and Sidewalk badges in contrasting colors. Inside, the Sidewalk Edition features MINI Yours Leather Lounge Sidewalk Anthracite with a Sidewalk Sport leather steering wheel, Sidewalk Edition floormats and interior surfaces with special Sidewalk illumination. For 2023 the MINI Cooper S Resolute is available in Rebel Green — a color previously only available on MINI Cooper John Cooper Works — combined with a Pepper White roof and mirror caps. Exterior trim finished in Resolute Bronze includes headlight surrounds, grille, front air intakes, taillight trim and door handles.

xA9 Stellantis North AmericanbspJeep Wrangler
Base MSRP: $29,995
Jeep completely redesigned the iconic Wrangler for the 2018 model year — the off-roader’s first complete makeover in 10 years. While staying true to Wrangler’s legendary capabilities, the new model received the latest fuel-efficient powertrains, improved on-road dynamics as well as advanced safety and technology. The new top-of-the-line Wrangler High Altitude has luxury materials, as well as premium content and technology. High Altitude features quilted Nappa leather seats; a leather-trimmed dashboard, center console and door panels; an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Alpine premium audio; and 20-inch painted gloss black aluminum wheels.

xA9 Stellantis North AmericanbspJeep Wrangler
Best of all, the Jeep Wrangler has multiple open-top options that are much easier to use than the previous generation. The Sunrider folding soft-top is standard equipment. The Freedom Top 3-piece removable hardtop is optional for all trim levels, as is the optional Sky One-Touch Power Top — a power-retractable full-length canvas top with removable rear quarter windows. For 2021 Wrangler added two new variations at opposite ends of the spectrum: Wrangler Rubicon 392 and Wrangler 4xe. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 is powered by a 470-horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI V8 engine, and the Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid rated at 49 MPGe with an all-electric range of 21 miles. For 2022 Jeep adds the Wrangler High Tide edition with standard equipment for the beach including 35-inch tires, beadlock-capable wheels, a body-color hardtop with a Sunrider Flip Top and Gorilla Glass windshield.

xA9 General MotorsnbspChevrolet Camaro Convertible
Base MSRP: $32,895
Still carrying elements reminiscent of the original 1967 design, Camaro received a revised design for 2019 including a new grille, hood, dual-element headlights, LED signature lights, front fascia, LED taillights and rear fascia. The Camaro convertible features a multi-layer soft-top that mimics the shape of the coupe, with a hard tonneau that covers the roof when stowed. The fully automatic electro-hydraulic power roof system can be opened or closed at speeds up to 30 mph.

xA9 General MotorsnbspChevrolet Camaro Convertible
Now with a front-end look based on the design of the Camaro Shock show car, the 2022 Camaro convertible is available in a LT, LT1, SS and ZL1 trim levels. The LT is powered by either a turbocharged 275-horsepower 2.0-liter engine or a 335-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 and the new LT1 combines the style and features of the LT with the V8 engine from the SS. The Camaro SS features a 455-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 and the extreme ZL1 boasts a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 generating 650 horsepower. A 1LE performance package is offered with either the 2.0-liter engine or the 3.6 V6, and the ZL1 1LE has an available 10-speed automatic transmission.

xA9 Ford Motor CompanynbspFord Mustang Convertible
Base MSRP: $32,970
The legendary Mustang received a refresh for 2018 sporting a new, sleeker design as well as additional technology and features. The pony car has a restyled grille and hood with new vents designed to give it a more aggressive look. All Mustangs now feature LED headlights and taillights as well as a new bumper and fascia. The 2022 Mustang Convertible is available with two standard engine choices: a 2.3-liter 310-horsepower EcoBoost or a 5.0-liter V8 that generates an impressive 460 horsepower. In addition, the new EcoBoost High Performance Package adds a 2.3-liter EcoBoost derived from the Focus RS that produces 330 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

xA9 Ford Motor CompanynbspFord Mustang Convertible
The EcoBoost High Performance Package gives Mustang a performance-oriented look with a large black front splitter, black belly pan, brake cooling ducts from the Mustang GT, a black grille with an offset tri-bar Mustang emblem, 2.3L High Performance Package fender badges, magnetic gray mirrors, a raised blade rear spoiler and metallic gray hood stripes. Two special editions are offered for the 2022 Mustang Convertible: a California Special based on the Mustang GT Premium, and a Coastal Limited Edition for the Mustang EcoBoost Premium. The California Special includes a black grille, GT/CS side stripes, rear fender scoop and 19-inch 5-spoke painted machined wheels. The Coastal Limited Edition features 19-inch machined-face dark-painted aluminum wheels, side stripes, rear fender scoop, black grille, lighted Coastal sill plates and Coastal interior badge. Mustang Coastal Limited Edition is available in Brittany Blue, Cyber Orange and Rapid Red.

xA9 Stellantis North AmericanbspJeep Gladiator
Base MSRP: $37,565
Following closely on the heels of the redesigned Jeep Wrangler, Jeep introduced the Gladiator in 2020 — an all-new midsize truck based on a combination of Jeep’s iconic off-roader and the Ram 1500. And like the Wrangler, Gladiator is an open-top vehicle including the base-level Gladiator Sport, which comes with a Sunrider folding soft-top as standard equipment. The Sunrider soft-top easily folds back; or customers can opt for the Freedom hardtop with three removable panels. For the ultimate outdoor experience, the Jeep Gladiator’s doors can be removed and the windshield folded down onto the hood (Gladiator has a handy box for storing hardware of the removed items).

xA9 FCA US LLCnbspJeep Gladiator
Later in 2020 Jeep added the new top-of-the-line Gladiator High Altitude with luxury materials as well as premium content and technology. High Altitude features quilted Nappa leather seats; a leather-trimmed dashboard, center console and door panels; an 8.4-inch touchscreen with Alpine premium audio; a body-color hardtop, mirrors, bumpers and door handles; and 20-inch painted gloss black aluminum wheels. Jeep also added the Gladiator Mojave, designed and equipped for high-speed, off-road capability and performance in tough desert conditions. The Mojave design achieves higher speeds while in low range to keep momentum while attacking sand dunes and other desert challenges. For 2023 Jeep adds Gobi as a limited-run exterior paint color previously offered in 2020. To improve the open-air driving experience, Jeep is offering the Dual-Door Group as a factory option for Gladiator , which includes full doors and half doors from Jeep Performance Parts.

xA9 BMW of North AmericanbspBMW Z4
Base MSRP: $49,900
The German automaker’s newest 2-seat soft-top roadster, the all-new Z4 went on sale as a 2019 model. Easily recognizable as a BMW — from the signature kidney grille to the long clamshell hood stretched over bold wheel arches, as well as a short trunk lid — this new Z4 has all the lines of a classic BMW roadster. The production Z4 debuted in August 2018 at Pebble Beach when BMW unveiled the Z4 M40i First Edition, finished in Frozen Orange Metallic with an anthracite textile soft-top. The 2019 Z4 sDrive30i Roadster went on sale in spring 2019, and the Z4 M40i Roadster joined later in the year as a 2020 model.

xA9 BMW USAnbspBMW Z4
The sculpted hood, air vents behind the front wheels and dual exhaust add to the BMW Z4’s sporting look. The Z4 sDrive30i gets motivation from a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbocharged engine producing 255 horsepower, with peak torque of 295 lb-ft at 1550 to 4400 rpm, while the Z4 M40i features a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbocharged engine producing 382 horsepower and peak torque of 369 lb-ft from 1600 to 4500 rpm. Both engines are mated with an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with paddle shifting.

xA9 Audi AGnbspAudi A5 Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $52,200
Audi’s 4-seat convertible, the A5 was updated for 2020 with a wider, flatter Singleframe grille; ventilation slots above the grille similar to the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984; a blade across the lower front fascia with larger air inlets; standard LED headlight and taillights; and trapezoidal exhaust outlets. The A5 Cabriolet features an acoustic cloth soft-top that can be lowered in 15 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph with a new one-touch opening function. When opened, the top folds into three layers and stows beneath the trunk space with little effect on cargo capacity.

xA9 Audi AGnbspAudi A5 Cabriolet
Inside, the A5 Cabriolet offers the same advanced infotainment systems introduced in the coupe and sportback, including a 10.1-inch touchscreen and Audi’s new MIB 3 infotainment system and available second-generation Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch display and three display modes: Classic, Sport and Dynamic. Known officially as the A5 Cabriolet 45 TFSI quattro, the A5 Cabriolet is powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 261 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque, teamed with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and quattro all-wheel drive.

xA9 BMW of North AmericanbspBMW 4 Series Convertible
Base MSRP: $53,300
BMW introduced the 4 Series 4-seat convertible in 2014, replacing the 3 Series Convertible, and the all-new second-generation 4 Series debuted as a 2021 model. The new 4 Series features a new panel bow soft-top design replacing the retractable hardtop of the previous generation that combines the benefits of a hardtop with the aesthetic appeal of a fabric roof. Like the 4 Series Coupe that debuted first, the new 4 Series Convertible design gets dominated by a large, vertical dual-kidney grille first seen on the Concept 4 at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show. The 4 Series Convertible is offered in four trim levels: 430i and M440i, with xDrive all-wheel-drive versions of each.

xA9 BMW of North AmericanbspBMW 4 Series Convertible
The 430i is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine producing 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque from 1500 to 4400 rpm. The M440i receives a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six cylinder producing 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque from 1800 to 5000 rpm. Both engines get mated to 8-speed sport automatic transmissions delivering power to the rear wheels. The available xDrive all-wheel-drive system uses an electronically controlled multiplate clutch in the transfer case to distribute torque between the front and rear wheels, with all power delivered to the rear wheels when all-wheel drive is not needed.

xA9 Audi of AmericanbspAudi TT Roadster
Base MSRP: $54,600
The sporty Audi TT Roadster received fresh new styling a few years ago, including a new fascia with a broader, flatter Singleframe grille and standard LED headlights that tie it closer to its larger sibling, the R8. The TT uses an acoustic soft-top that retracts at the touch of a button. The roof can be raised or lowered in a mere 10 seconds at speeds of up to 31 mph.

xA9 Audi AGnbspAudi TT Roadster
Powering the TT Roadster is a turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI 4-cylinder engine that produces 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. A 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission is standard, as is Audi’s legendary quattro all-wheel-drive system.

xA9 Audi AGnbspAudi S5 Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $63,400
The high-performance version of Audi’s A5 Cabriolet, the S5 Cabriolet received the same updates as the A5 for 2020, including a wider, flatter Singleframe grille; ventilation slots above the grille similar to the classic Audi Sport quattro from 1984; a blade across the lower front facia with larger air inlets; and standard LED headlight and taillights. New side sills are added, and at the rear is a new diffuser insert and trapezoidal exhaust outlets. Inside the S5 features a 10.1-inch touchscreen with Audi’s new MIB 3 infotainment system and second-generation Audi virtual cockpit with a 12.3-inch display.

xA9 Audi AGnbspAudi S5 Cabriolet
The 2021 Audi S5 Cabriolet is powered by a 3.0-liter TFSI twin-scroll turbocharged V6 that produces 349 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. Teamed with an 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, the S5 jumps to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds. The standard Audi quattro all-wheel-drive system includes a self-locking center differential, basic 40:60 front/rear torque split and wheel-selective torque control. Optional dynamic steering adjusts the variable steering ratio based on vehicle speed and the Audi drive select setting.

xA9 Perry Stern Automotive Content ExperiencenbspPorsche 718 Boxster
Base MSRP: $65,500
German automaker Porsche has a rich history in sports car racing — in 1950s and ‘60s the company campaigned the legendary 718 lightweight mid-engine sports car. In the spirit of that original, Porsche introduced the 718 Boxster name when the mid-engine, 2-seat roadster was redesigned for the 2017 model year. This updated roadster was initially offered as the 718 Boxster or 718 Boxster S; in 2019 the 718 Boxster GTS joined the lineup and in 2020 Porsche added the 718 Boxster T and the 718 Boxster GTS 4.0. A newly developed 2.0-liter turbocharged horizontally opposed 4-cylinder engine produces 300 horsepower in the 718 Boxster, and the S upgrades to a 2.5-liter turbo producing 350 horsepower.

xA9 Porsche Cars North AmericanbspPorsche 718 Boxster
The 718 Boxster GTS is also powered by a 2.5-liter turbo producing 365 horsepower. All three version are available with either a standard 6-speed manual transmission or an optional 7-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The 718 Boxster T is powered by the standard Boxster engine and adds PASM Sport Suspension, shorter springs, retuned adaptive dampers, lower ride height, mechanical limited-slip differential and 20-inch 911 Carrera S wheels painted in a special Titanium Grey finish. The 718 Boxster GTS 4.0 is powered by a naturally aspirated 4.0-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine producing 394 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque, with a 6-speed manual transmission and sport exhaust. For 2022 Porsche is producing 1,250 units of the Boxster 25 worldwide to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Boxster. Based on the Boxster GTS 4.0, the Boxster 25 is available in GT Silver metallic with a Bordeaux leather interior and red top as a tribute to the original, but is also offered in Deep Black Metallic and Carrara White Metallic.

xA9 Jaguar Land RovernbspJaguar F-TYPE Convertible
Base MSRP: $76,700
Jaguar updated the F-TYPE for 2021 with new styling with a more sculpted shape, a slightly larger grille, a new hood, a new front bumper design and slim LED headlights with signature J daytime running lights. At the rear, slender LED taillights receive the “Chicane” signature that debuted on the Jaguar I-PACE. For 2022 F-TYPE is offered exclusively with a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engines in F-TYPE P450 with either real-wheel drive or all-wheel drive and the F-TYPE P450 AWD and F-TYPE R AWD.

xA9 Jaguar Land RovernbspJaguar F-TYPE Convertible
The P450 and P450 AWD are both powered by a supercharged 5.0-liter V8 engine producing 444 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque, combined with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and standard electronic active differential. The F-TYPE R is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 producing 575 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque that gets combined with an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The F-TYPE P450 features standard configurable dynamics, 20-inch wheels, large brakes and active exhaust. The F-TYPE R-Dynamic AWD adds a gloss black splitter, side sills and 20-inch split-spoke gloss dark grey wheels with a diamond turned finish.

xA9 General MotorsnbspChevrolet Corvette Convertible
Base MSRP: $68,495
The all-new, eighth-generation 2020 Corvette debuted in 2019 — the first ever mid-engine model, followed by the new Corvette Convertible — the first Corvette to feature a retractable hardtop. While Chevrolet adds the Z06 Coupe with a removable hardtop for 2023, the Corvette Convertible continues to be powered by the LT2 6.2-liter V8 engine producing 495 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. No manual transmission is available— instead, the engine gets teamed with a quick-shifting dual-clutch 8-speed automatic gearbox.

xA9 General MotorsnbspChevrolet Corvette Convertible
The 6.2-liter V8 engine and 8-speed gearbox combination in the 2022 Chevrolet Corvette allows the Stingray to jump to 60 mph in less than 3 seconds — the fastest time ever for an entry-level Corvette. With a strong, stiff yet lightweight structure, the new mid-engine design delivers ride and handling advantages. The new convertible design stores the hardtop within the body and retains the same storage capacity as the Corvette Coupe.

xA9 MercedesBenz USAnbspMercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $73,250
New for the 2018 model year and updated for 2021, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has a refreshed exterior design, electrified engine, next-generation driver-assistance systems and an MBUX infotainment system with voice control. The 2022 E-Class Cabriolet is offered in three versions: E 450, E 450 4MATIC and AMG E 53. Utilizing a classic soft-top, the E-Class Cabriolet’s multilayered, insulated top keeps the interior quiet even at high speeds. The top can be raised or lowered in 20 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph, and with the top raised the cabriolet has a similar silhouette to the E-Class Coupe. The E-Class Cabriolet features the AIRCAP electric wind-deflector and AIRSCARF neck-level heating system for top-down driving comfort.

xA9 MercedesBenz USAnbspMercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Motivation for E 450 versions comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine with EQ Boost and 48-volt technology that produces 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, combined with a 9-speed automatic transmission. The integrated starter generator can add up to 21 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque for short periods of time. A 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine powers the Mercedes-AMG E 53 Cabriolet, along with EQ Boost and an electric auxiliary compressor to produce 429 horsepower and 384 lb-ft of torque, combined with an AMG Speedshift 9-speed automatic transmission and AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive.

xA9 BMW AGnbspBMW M4 Competition Convertible xDrive
Base MSRP: $86,500
The high-performance version of the 4 Series, the M4 Convertible joined BMW’s U.S. lineup in 2015. Following the debut of the next-generation 4 Series and M4 Coupe in 2021, the new M4 Competition Convertible xDrive joined the lineup last summer as a 2022 model, and the first M4 Convertible with M xDrive all-wheel drive. Like the 4 Series Convertible, the new M4 Competition Convertible features a new panel bow soft-top design replacing the retractable hardtop of the previous generation. The new top combines the benefits of a hardtop with the aesthetic appeal of a fabric roof. Like the M4 Coupe, the new 4 Series Convertible design gets dominated by a large, vertical dual-kidney grille first seen on the Concept 4 at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

xA9 BMW AGnbspBMW M4 Competition Convertible xDrive
The new M4 Competition Convertible xDrive is powered by an inline 6-cylinder M TwinPower Turbo engine producing 503 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. That power gets delivered to all four wheels through an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic and the M xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The M xDrive uses an electronically controlled multiplate clutch to ensure fully variable and smooth distribution of torque between the front and rear axles.

xA9 Perry Stern Automotive Content ExperiencenbspMercedes-AMG SL Roadster
Base MSRP: TBD
Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster
One of the most iconic convertibles of all time, the Mercedes-Benz SL Roadster has a rich history dating back to the 300 SL of the 1950s. Redesigned for the 2022 model year, the new SL returns to its roots with a classic soft-top and will be known as the Mercedes-AMG SL, offered exclusively with AMG performance and styling. Built on an all-new architecture developed by Mercedes-AMG, the new SL features a body shell on a lightweight aluminum composite chassis and offers 2+2 seating for the first time since 1989.

xA9 Perry Stern Automotive Content ExperiencenbspMercedes-AMG SL Roadster
For the 2022 model year, the new Mercedes-AMG SL is offered in two trim levels: AMG SL55 and AMG SL63. Both versions are powered by a handcrafted AMG 4.0-liter Biturbo V8 engine teamed with a 9-speed AMG Speedshift transmission. Power output in the SL55 is 469 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque, while the top-level SL63 bumps up to 577 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. According to Mercedes-AMG, the SL63 will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds — a supercar number — while the SL55 is only slightly behind at 3.8 seconds for the same sprint.

xA9 Toyota Motor Sales USA Incnbsp2022 Lexus LC 500 Convertible
Base MSRP: $94,225
For 2021 Lexus added the LC 500 Convertible alongside the flagship LC 500 Coupe. From the front, the 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible looks identical to the coupe, but the roofline and rear decklid design are unique to the open-top version. The 4-layer soft-top has been designed so the supporting frame is not visible through the fabric material. Although the LC 500 Convertible retains the look of a coupe with the top up, the roofline is not as fast as the coupe, and the rear deck profile is taller and longer. Also, the center brake light migrates to the trunk lid. The roof can be opened in 15 seconds (or closed in 16) at speeds up to 31 mph.

xA9 Toyota Motor Sales USA Incnbsp2022 Lexus LC 500 Convertible
The 2022 Lexus LC 500 Convertible is powered by the same 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 engine as the coupe, producing 471 horsepower at 7100 rpm and 398 lb-ft of torque at 4800 rpm. To ensure LC 500 Convertible occupants remain comfortable — whatever the weather conditions — Lexus adds neck heaters and a new feature dubbed Lexus Climate Concierge with upper body heating, which automatically manages the occupant experience during open-top driving. The cabin designed reduces wind noise with a polycarbonate wind deflector behind the rear seats, as well as an available windscreen to reduce wind buffeting at higher speeds.

xA9 BMW of North AmericanbspBMW 8 Series Convertible
Base MSRP: $97,100
After an absence of more than 20 years, the BMW 8 Series returned to the lineup in 2019, including a first-time-ever 8 Series Convertible alongside the coupe and 4-door Gran Coupe. The 8 Series Convertible first arrived as the M850i xDrive Convertible, followed by the 840i and 840i xDrive. The M850i xDrive draws power from the latest version of the BMW 4.4-liter TwinPower Turbo V8 engine producing 523 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque, with power sent to all four wheels via an 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission.

xA9 BMW of North AmericanbspBMW 8 Series Convertible
For 2020 BMW added the 840i and 840i xDrive Convertibles, both powered by a turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine producing 335 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque. With seating for four, the 8 Series Convertible features an electric soft-top that can open or close in 15 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph. The top is fully insulated with multiple fabric layers designed to keep the cabin quiet; the top’s light weight also lowers the center of gravity, thus improving ride and handling. A standard wind deflector keeps breezes down in the front seat, and optional neck warmers are welcome on a cold day. For 2022 the M Sport Package and 19-inch wheels with all-season tires are standard equipment for the 840i and 840i xDrive.

xA9 Porsche Cars North AmericanbspPorsche 718 Spyder
Base MSRP: $103,400
The top performance open-top version of the 718 does not include the Boxster name and shares the same drivetrain with the Cayman 718 GT4. Optimized for lighter weight and track performance, the 718 Spyder is powered by a normally aspirated 4.0-liter boxer flat 6-cylinder engine producing 414 horsepower and 309 lb-ft of torque with the 6-speed manual transmission or 317 lb-ft of torque with the PDK automatic. According to Porsche specification, the 718 Spyder will accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds with the PDK and 4.2 seconds with the manual.

xA9 Porsche Cars North AmericanbspPorsche 718 Spyder
The Porsche 718 Spyder continues the history of Porsche roadsters such as the 550 Spyder and the 718 RS 60 Spyder and features a lightweight manually operated soft top. The Porsche 718 Spyder benefits from the high-performance GT chassis of the 718 Cayman GT4 for superior driving dynamics and lightweight front suspension and rear axles that benefit from racing technology. The Porsche Active Suspension Management damping system lowers the car by 30 mm, lowering the center of gravity.

xA9 Porsche Cars North AmericanbspPorsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Base MSRP: $118,900
One of the most iconic automotive silhouettes of all time, the Porsche 911 debuted in 1963 and continues today as a benchmark among sports cars. The 911 Cabriolet has been offered every year since 1983, and the current-generation Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet and Carrera 4S Cabriolet arrived at U.S. dealers in late summer 2019 as 2020 models, followed by the Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera 4 Cabriolet in early 2020. The new Carrera features design cues such as defined wheel arches, a recess in the front luggage compartment lid similar to classic 911 models, and a full-width LED light strip across the rear.

xA9 Porsche Cars North AmericanbspPorsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
The Carrera Cabriolet and Carrera 4 Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbo 3.0-liter flat-six engine producing 379 horsepower and 331 lb-ft of torque, combined with an 8-speed PDK transmission. The Carrera S and 4S Cabriolet are powered by a twin-turbo flat six producing 443 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. The Carrera GTS and Carrera 4 GTS are powered by a twin-turbo flat six producing 473 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque. The 911 Turbo S Cabriolet is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat six producing 640 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque, combined with an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. The 911 Turbo Cabriolet is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter flat six producing 572 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque that also gets combined with an 8-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission.

xA9 MercedesBenz USAnbspMercedes-AMG GT Roadster
Base MSRP: $130,700
The AMG GT is the flagship sports car of the Mercedes-AMG lineup, and the brand added a roadster to the mix alongside the coupe. For 2019 the AMG GT received styling updates to tie it closer to the new AMG GT 4-door. Two variants are offered — the AMG GT Roadster gets a 4.0- liter biturbo V8 engine that produces 523 horsepower and 494 lb-ft of torque, while the more potent AMG GT C Roadster receives a new version of the 4.0-liter liter biturbo V8 that generates 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque.

xA9 MercedesBenz USAnbspMercedes-AMG GT Roadster
All AMG GT Roadsters utilize the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 7-speed dual-clutch transmission to optimize performance. The AMG GT Roadster accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds, while the AMG GT C Roadster makes the trip in 3.6 seconds. AMG Sport Suspension is standard, and the AMG GT C includes AMG RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension with adaptive, adjustable damping. The fabric soft-top can be opened or closed automatically in around 11 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph.

xA9 BMW of North AmericanbspBMW M8 Convertible
Base MSRP: $143,700
Following the debut of the first-ever 8-Series Convertible in 2019, BMW added even more performance with the new BMW M8 flagship, which returns for 2022 after not being offered for the 2021 model year. The Competition package is now standard, powered by a 4.4-liter S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 engine making 617 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque. The twin turbochargers are positioned within the V of the engine to improve thermal efficiency and responsiveness.

xA9 BMW of North AmericanbspBMW M8 Convertible
The M8 Convertible’s powertrain consists of the TwinPower Turbo V8 engine combined with an 8-speed M Steptronic transmission and M xDrive all-wheel drive. The rear biased all-wheel drive uses an electronically controlled multiplate clutch to distribute power between the front and rear axles and the Active M differential splits the power between the rear wheels. The standard Competition Package adds Full Merino Leather / Alcantara seats, door panel stitching, an M Sport exhaust, 20-inch forged M Star bi-color wheels and M safety belts.

xA9 Audi AGnbspAudi R8 V10 Spyder
Base MSRP: $160,900
Audi updated the R8 for 2020 as the next generation of the automaker’s 2-seat mid-engine performance car with revised exterior styling and more powerful engines. The new Audi R8 Spyder features an updated front bumper, new honeycomb grille with R8 badge, darkened headlights, new front spoiler lip and lateral air intakes. At the rear, the updated R8 Spyder receives a new bumper with honeycomb air outlets, oval exhaust outlets and new rear diffuser. Forged 19-inch 5-double-spoke wheels with an Anthracite bi-color finish are standard with 20-inch 10-spoke Y-design forged wheels in high-gloss Anthracite optional.

xA9 Audi of AmericanbspAudi R8 V10 Spyder
The R8 V10 performance Spyder RWD features a cloth top that can be opened in 20 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. This sleek machine is powered by a normally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine that produces 562 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque — an increase of 30 horsepower from the previous model. The R8 V10 performance Spyder quattro is also powered by a 5.2-liter V10 producing a prodigious 602 horsepower and 413 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated with a 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission and have Audi’s race-proven quattro all-wheel drive.

xA9 Ferrari SpAnbspFerrari Portofino M
Base MSRP: $226,000
The entry-level model in the Ferrari lineup, the Portofino M is the updated version of the Portofino that replaced the California T. The Portofino M draws motivation from a turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces 612 horsepower, combined with a new 8-speed transmission. The Portofino M also has a new five-position Manettino with Race mode that allows the driver to select different drive modes.

xA9 Ferrari SpAnbspFerrari Portofino M
The Portofino M’s performance is at a level appropriate for a Ferrari — a sprint to 60 mph takes less than 3.5 seconds, while top speed is documented as approaching 200 mph. The Portofino M employs a retractable hardtop that not only adds stiffness and security, when closed it creates a sleek fastback style. The Ferrari Portofino M seats four; however, rear-seat use should probably be limited to short trips.

xA9 Aston MartinnbspAston Martin DB11 Volante
Base MSRP: $217,000 (est.)
The DB11 Volante was all new for the 2018 model year — the latest in a long line of convertible GT sports cars from the British marque. Powering the DB11 Volante is an AMG-built 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 503 horsepower and 513 lb-ft of torque at a low 2000 rpm. The intake, exhaust and ECU are all built by Aston Martin, which changes the dynamics as well as the sound from a comparable Mercedes-AMG model.

xA9 Aston MartinnbspAston Martin DB11 Volante
The DB11 comes with an impressive array of standard equipment. Some features that can be found on every DB11 Volante include full leather trim, an Alcantara headliner, heated power front seats, a 360-degree surround-view camera, dual-zone climate control and 20-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels. Also standard is an 8-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth audio streaming, a navigation system and iPhone integration.

xA9 Mike Meredith Automotive Content ExperiencenbspBentley Continental GT Convertible
Base MSRP: $230,000 (est.)
Following the debut of the Continental GT Coupe, Bentley added the Continental GT Convertible in 2019 with elegant, flowing exterior styling and a beautiful profile with the top up or down. The new Continental GT Convertible’s larger grille is flanked by larger LED Matrix headlights that seem to flow into lines in the hood and fenders. Bentley’s EXP 10 Speed 6 concept inspired many design cues on this new drop-top including the elliptically shaped taillights. The convertible’s fabric top can be raised or lowered in 19 seconds at speeds up to 30 mph.

xA9 Bentley MotorsnbspBentley Continental GT Convertible
The new Continental GT Convertible is powered by Bentley’s 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine producing 626 horsepower and 664 lb-ft of torque. The Continental GT V8 Convertible draws power from a twin-turbocharged V8 producing 542 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. For 2022 Bentley adds the S package for Continental GT V8 with performance-focused features. Bentley Continental GT Mulliner offers owners even more possibilities to customize Continental GT to personal specifications. Continental GT Mulliner introduces a new Double Diamond grille and Mulliner branded side vents that share a silver-on-black diamond pattern. New 22-inch 10-spoke painted and polished wheels have floating center badges that remain upright when the wheel is turning. The interior offers eight custom 3-color combinations with a unique Mulliner color split. The ultimate driver-focused version, the Continental GT Speed Convertible is powered by a 6.0-liter W12 producing 650 horsepower with a top speed of 208 mph.

xA9 Ferrari SpAnbspFerrari F8 Spider
Base MSRP: $302,500
The Ferrari F8 Spider is the open-top version of the F8 Tributo, the latest iteration of Ferrari’s V8-powered mid-engine 2-seat sports car that replaced the 488 GTB in the Ferrari lineup. Since the debut of the 308 GTB in the 1970s, Ferrari has offered a mid-engine V8 sports car and an open-top version since the targa-top 308 GTS. The F8 Spider continues that tradition, powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.9-liter V8 engine that produces 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque, teamed with a 7-speed dual clutch transmission.

xA9 Ferrari SpAnbspFerrari F8 Spider
The Spider’s power-retractable hardtop operates in 14 seconds, two panels of which stow behind the seats. The electric glass rear window can be placed in three positions with the top up or down. The F8 Spider accelerates from zero to 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and reaches 124 mph in 8.2 seconds, with a top speed of more than 200 mph. Driving dynamics get enhanced by F1-Trac traction control, an E-Diff 3 electronic differential, SSC2 side-slip angle control and Magnetorheological suspension control.

xA9 Perry Stern Automotive Content ExperiencenbspLamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder
Base MSRP: $230,000 (est.)
Lamborghini introduced the Huracan EVO Spyder at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, following the coupe that was introduced earlier that year. The Spyder carries over the advanced aerodynamics and next-generation vehicle dynamics control that were introduced on the hardtop. The Spyder also features an electrohydraulic, lightweight soft-top that opens with the push of a button and fully retracts in 17 seconds. As the top lowers, two fins deploy behind the seats to enhance the overall look and help reduce turbulence during high-speed open-air motoring.

xA9 Perry Stern Automotive Content ExperiencenbspLamborghini Huracan EVO RWD Spyder
Power for the Huracan EVO Spyder comes from a naturally aspirated 5.2-liter V10 engine based on the powerplant found in the high-performance Huracan Performante, producing 640 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque. This results in thrilling speed specs: 62 mph comes up in 3.1 seconds, 124 mph in 9.3 seconds and top speed is rated at a bit over 200 mph. Huracan EVO features the latest version of Lamborghini Dinamica Veicolo Integrata to control and enhance the overall driving dynamics. The LDVI can affect the rear-wheel steering and 4-wheel torque-vectoring system to predict the best driving setup for the current situation.

xA9 McLaren Automotive LimitednbspMcLaren 720S Spider
Base MSRP: $315,000
Five years ago McLaren introduced the all-new 720S, followed two years later by the open-top 720S Spider joining the lineup. The retractable carbon fiber roof raises or lowers in 11 seconds. The entire top mechanism only adds 108 pounds, conforming to McLaren’s dedication to lightweight performance vehicles. With the same handling and performance as the coupe, the 720S Spider offers both open-top motoring as well as the all-weather durability with the retractable hardtop.

xA9 McLaren Automotive LimitednbspMcLaren 720S Spider
The 720S Spider’s 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine produces 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. Performance figures are on a par with the coupe — the sprint to 60 mph takes 2.8 seconds and 124 mph comes up in a hair under 8 seconds. Top speed is 212 mph; however, with the top open the driver would have to settle for a mere 202 mph.

xA9 McLaren Automotive LimitednbspMcLaren 765LT Spider
Base MSRP: $382,500
Following the debut of the 765LT Coupe, McLaren adds the 765LT Spider, the most powerful convertible supercar ever offered by the boutique automaker. Like the coupe that proceeded it, the LT designation indicates the longtail design of the 765LT Spider. The power-operated one-piece carbon fiber retractable hardtop raises or lowers in 11 seconds at speeds up to 31 mph. The 765LT Spider features lightweight materials for weight reduction, and advanced carbon fiber technologies for body components. Like the 765LT Coupe, the Spider adds a carbon fiber aerodynamic package that includes a front splitter, front floor, front bumper, rear bumper and rear diffuser. The active rear wing is calibrated for roof-up and roof-down positions.

xA9 McLaren Automotive LimitednbspMcLaren 765LT Spider
The McLaren 765LT Spider is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 producing 755 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. With the focus on weight reduction, the 765LT Spider is 176 pounds lighter than the 720S Spider, and only 108 pounds heavier than the 765LT Coupe. According to McLaren, the 765LT Spider will accelerate to 60 mph in 2.7 second and to 124 mph 7.2 seconds. The motorsport-inspired interior includes carbon fiber racing seats, a carbon fiber center tunnel, an exposed carbon fiber floor and lightweight Alcantara throughout the interior. Air-conditioning and an audio system are not standard for weight savings, but can be ordered at no additional cost.

xA9 Ferrari SpAnbspFerrari 296 GTS
Base MSRP: $350,000 (est.)
The Ferrari 296 GTS is the new spider version of the mid-engine V6 plug-in hybrid 296 GTB — the latest evolution of the Ferrari two-seat mid-engine sports car. In Ferrari parlance, the 296 GTS (for Gran Turismo Spider) features a power-retractable hardtop that stows behind the occupants and in front of the engine. The plug-in hybrid powertrain combines a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 engine with an electric motor positioned between the engine and the 8-speed dual-clutch gearbox, for total system output of 818 horsepower.

xA9 Ferrari SpAnbspFerrari 296 GTS
With the roof closed, the 296 GTS retains a silhouette very similar to the 296 GTB, and the roof can be retracted in 14 seconds at speeds up to 27 mph. The V6 engine has a 120-degree angle between the cylinder banks, and the turbos are positioned between those banks. The 296 GTS can travel up to 15 miles in full electric mode at speeds up to 82 mph.

xA9 Ferrari Cars North AmericanbspFerrari 812 GTS
Base MSRP: $400,000 (est.)
Ferrari debuted the 812 GTS in September 2019 — 50 years after the debut of the 1969 Ferrari 365 GTS/4, known as the Daytona Spider, and the last series production Ferrari spider with a front-mounted V12 engine. The 812 GTS is the spider version of the 812 Superfast, with a power-retractable hardtop that opens in 14 seconds. The electric rear window can be raised to block the wind when the top is down, but can also be lowered when the top is up.

xA9 Ferrari Cars North AmericanbspFerrari 812 GTS
The 812 GTS is powered by a 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 789 horsepower and 530 lb-ft of torque with a rev limit of 8900 rpm. Power is delivered through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.

xA9 Automobili LamborghininbspLamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster
Base MSRP: $500,000 (est.)
The Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 debuted at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show as the flagship mid-engine V12-powered supercar of legendary Italian automaker Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. Since that time, the Aventador has evolved with the Aventador Roadster, Aventador S and Aventador SVJ. Lamborghini has announced the final production of the Aventador via the Aventador 780-4 Ultimae, offered as both coupe and roadster with production limited to 350 coupes and 250 roadsters. Lamborghini describes the Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae as a combination of the style and sophistication of the Aventador S with the extreme performance of the Aventador SVJ to create a special limited-edition vehicle.

xA9 Automobili LamborghininbspLamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster
The Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae is a final celebration of Lamborghini’s normally aspirated V12 engine before the Aventador is retired to make way for a new hybrid supercar. Positioned longitudinally behind the passenger compartment is a 6.5-liter V12 engine producing 770 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. Power gets delivered to all four wheels via a 7-speed gearbox that performs gear changes in as quickly as 50 milliseconds. According to Lamborghini, the Ultimae can reach 62 mph in 2.8 seconds, 124 mph in 8.7 seconds and has a top speed of 220 mph.

xA9 Ferrari Cars North AmericanbspFerrari SF90 Spider
Base MSRP: $550,000 (est.)
One of the newest sports cars from Maranello has an impressive claim to fame — the most powerful production Ferrari ever. For some added excitement, the SF90 Spider joined the family, featuring a retractable hardtop. The SF90 uses the company’s first plug-in hybrid system that combines a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8 engine with three electric motors — two on the front axle and one located between the engine and gearbox. Total output is 986 horsepower with 664 lb-ft of torque. The new Spider has an 8-speed Formula One-style dual-clutch gearbox, and the car sprints to 62 mph in 2.5 seconds, reaches 124 mph in 7 seconds, and eventually attains a claimed top speed of 211 mph.

xA9 Ferrari Cars North AmericanbspFerrari SF90 Spider
The SF90 Spider’s lap time around Ferrari’s famous Fiorano racetrack is 79 seconds — about the same as the LaFerrari — the Italian marque’s first foray into hybrid powertrains for production road cars. Conversely, it is possible to drive the SF90 on electric power alone for up to 15 miles. Not only do the electric motors provide more power and efficiency, the two units up front improve the SF90’s overall driving dynamics. The RAC-e motors can operate individually, creating a torque-vectoring system that will vary the speed and power between the inside and outside wheels during cornering for better performance and easier handling.

xA9 Automobili LamborghininbspLamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
Base MSRP: $600,000 (est.)
In 2018 the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ coupe completed a lap of Germany’s famed Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in 6:44.97 minutes, setting the record for a street-legal production car. Now it’s possible to have that same level of performance in an open-top car with the Aventador SVJ Roadster. Top speed exceeds 217 mph — an unforgettable experience with the top down. The roof is composed of carbon fiber and can be removed via quick-release levers for stowage under the hood.

xA9 Automobili Lamborghini SpAnbspLamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster
Like the coupe, the SVJ Roadster is powered by a normally aspirated 6.5-liter V12 engine that produces 770 horsepower and 531 lb-ft of torque. With power delivered to all four wheels via a 7-speed automatic gearbox, the SVJ Roadster can reach 62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 124 mph in 8.8 seconds. Only 800 Aventador SVJ Roadsters will be produced.

xA9 McLaren Automotive LimitednbspMcLaren Elva
Base MSRP: $1,690,000
Named for and inspired by the McLaren Elva M1A race car designed by Bruce McLaren, the modern-day Elva is the lightest road car McLaren Automotive has ever produced. The open-cockpit two-seater features a bespoke carbon fiber chassis, body and seats. The Elva has no roof, windshield or side windows to provide a “true connection to the elements.” But it is possible to drive the Elva without helmet or goggles; McLaren has created an Active Air Management System that channels air through the nose of the Elva and directs it at high speed in front of and over the occupants, creating what McLaren calls “a relative bubble of calm.”

xA9 McLaren Automotive LimitednbspMcLaren Elva
While the cabin may be a bubble of calm, there’s nothing calm emerging from the Elva’s engine bay. A 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powerplant delivers 804 horsepower, which can move this open-top sports car to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds and to 124 mph in 6.7 seconds — even quicker than the mighty Senna. Production of the Elva will be limited to 249 copies.

xA9 Bentley MotorsnbspBentley Mulliner Bacalar
Base MSRP: $2,000,000
Bentley and exclusivity go hand in hand, but the legendary British marque takes things to new heights with the Mulliner Bacalar. The oldest coachbuilding company in the world, Mulliner has been creating bespoke versions of Bentleys for decades. Named for a beautiful lake on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, the Bacalar is a 2-seat open-air luxury grand tourer featuring styling cues from the EXP 100GT concept car. Bacalar is designed with extensive use of sustainable materials; the paint contains ash from rice husks for a metallic finish, interior materials include natural British wool, and the wraparound dashboard is cut from Riverwood — fallen trees preserved 5,000 years in peat bogs, lakes and rivers.

xA9 Bentley MotorsnbspBentley Mulliner Bacalar
This elegant GT offers plenty of performance, thanks to its enhanced version of Bentley’s 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 engine producing 650 horsepower and 667 lb-ft of torque. Handling gets enhanced by the advanced Active All-Wheel Drive System that emphasizes torque to the rear wheels for an optimal driving experience. Bentley plans to build 12 Bacalars, and each will be designed, engineered and handcrafted to the buyer’s wishes.

xA9 Automobili LamborghininbspLamborghini Sian Roadster
Base MSRP: $3,297,632
At the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini debuted the very sexy Sian limited-edition exotic sports car. Now a lucky few will have the opportunity to enjoy this extreme high-performance machine with the wind in their hair — as the Lamborghini Sian Roadster. The Sian coupe and roadster represent Lamborghini’s first foray into electrification, so the car is aptly named — Sian means flash or lightning in Bolognese dialect. This open-top exotic sits low with an integrated carbon fiber splitter as well as familiar Y-shaped headlights. While it matches the futuristic look of the coupe, the Sian roadster’s roofless design provides those lucky enough to drive it with an unfettered connection to the roar of its V12 engine.

xA9 Automobili LamborghininbspLamborghini Sian Roadster
The Sian Roadster derives power from a 6.5-liter V12 engine, upgraded with titanium intake valves, that produces 785 horses — the most power ever derived from a Lamborghini engine. The V12 gets supplemental grunt from a 48-volt electric motor delivering 34 horsepower for a total output of 819 horses. Engineers integrated the electric motor within the gearbox for instant response; the motor is also used for low-speed operation when backing or parking. The roadster uses a supercapacitor to store energy, rather than more common lithium-ion batteries. The Sian Roadster will rocket to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 2.9 seconds, making it the quickest open-top Lambo ever. The Italian automaker says top speed is in excess of 217 mph — likely a life-changing experience with no roof overhead.

xA9 PaganinbspPagani Huayra Roadster BC
Base MSRP: $3,500,000
The Pagani Huayra is one of the most extreme, exclusive vehicles on the road, and the Roadster BC promises another level of performance. Named to honor Pagani’s first customer, Benny Caiola, the Huayra Roadster BC is built using new composite technologies based on carbon fiber and carbon titanium, which increase torsional rigidity by 12 percent over the standard roadster while keeping the weight around 2,750 pounds. With this stiff, lightweight design combined with the bespoke Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires, the Huayra Roadster BC can achieve up to almost two Gs in lateral acceleration.

xA9 PaganinbspPagani Huayra Roadster BC
Lighter and stiffer than the coupe, the Huayra Roadster BC exhibits the same incredible performance thanks to its new Mercedes-AMG V12 engine tuned to produce 800 horsepower and 775 lb-ft of torque at a low 2000 rpm — considerable thrust for a vehicle that weighs less than 3,000 pounds. Special Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes provide the necessary stopping power with 6-piston calipers at the front, 4-piston at the rear. The 6-outlet titanium exhaust system ensures that anyone within earshot will know something special is coming.

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