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2017 LA Auto Show: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible [Live Photos]

When the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 traveled around the world in camouflage before making its official debut in Dubai, we remember seeing convertible versions of it as well, and we anticipated that it would come. But one variant that we did not expect to see was a roofless version of the ZR1.

And Chevrolet surprised us with this at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, finished in the same bold day-glo orange paint as the hardtop model that we saw in Dubai. There is no doubt that the roofless model looks superb (probably even sexier than the coupe version); but apart from that, it is also the most powerful production convertible that wears a Bowtie badge.

Today, we have got a couple of details regarding the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible, such as the price. Having said that, the convertible starts at $123,995, while the coupe costs $119,995. You might think that it is a little too expensive, especially compared to a Z06. But that is because this is the only Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible, at least a front engine ZR1 convertible.

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Chevrolet introduces convertible version of its 2019 Corvette ZR1 supercar

Just this month, Chevrolet unveiled the new 2019 Corvette ZR1 super coupe. Dubbed by Chevrolet as the fastest and most powerful production Corvette, the new 2019 ZR1 astonished the public with its 755 hp (563 kW) of output and 212 mph of top speed. While people are still reeling from the arrival of the new Corvette ZR1 super coupe, Chevrolet has opted not to wait too long to unveil its drop-top version.

Yes, Chevrolet is introducing the 2019 Corvette ZR1 Convertible, with the official unveiling set to happen at the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. It will be sold along with the 2019 Corvette ZR1 super coupe starting next spring. It will the first ZR1 convertible since the original 1970 ZR1, taking nearly 50 years before the first drop-top was followed up by a modern version.

As the drop-top version of the coupe introduced at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, the Corvette ZR1 convertible has the same performance and technology offerings as its roofed twin. Thanks to the Corvette’s strong and stiff aluminum chassis, Chevrolet has to implement a few structural changes, which include the accommodations for its folding top and repositioned safety belt mounts. Drivers could open or close the power top up to speeds of 30 mph. The folding top hardware accounted for most of the 60 lbs (27 kg) of curb weight difference between the coupe and convertible versions of the new Corvette ZR1 supercar.

Read the entire article Chevrolet introduces convertible version of its 2019 Corvette ZR1 supercar

$3.5 million Bentley Grand Convertible by Mulliner makes its debut in Dubai

Dubai is one of the few countries where expensive cars are the norm, many of which are specially modified as well. And this just in: Bentley has debuted the new Grand Convertible by Mulliner in Dubai without much fanfare. The said model is housed in Bentley’s largest showroom, and it currently sits beside other members of the family like the Mulsanne, one standard version with another one having the extended wheelbase. Crewe’s latest project may sound familiar to others, and this is because it has already made its debut in November 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

But don’t get me wrong, the one from 2014 was a concept, which was based on the Mulsanne version, minus the roof. On the other hand, the two-tone example that’s sitting in Dubai right now is a production model that started out in life as a Mulsanne Speed before losing its roof, which was also shortened by a few centimeters - 10cm (3.9 inches) to be exact. Its body has been finished with a predominant Moroccan Blue paint, contrasted with a Frosted Silver finish up front, on the hood. This surrounds the imposing grille as well as the windscreen frame.

But that’s not what the production model boasts of. Apart from the stylish body, it has a large piece of wood applied onto the rear deck like that of the concept we saw in 2014. Shmee says that this must be the largest piece of wood that has been installed on a car ever, and this particular one even comes with metallic fins.

Read the entire article $3.5 million Bentley Grand Convertible by Mulliner makes its debut in Dubai

BMW M5 (F90) sedan rendered by a Russian artist as a convertible

When BMW introduced the next generation of the M5 (F90), it made sure that the new model is more powerful and even faster with more aggressive styling. But while BMW’s high-performance four-door sports sedan really does its part both in terms of execution and looks, there are still people who are wondering and imagining what the new BMW M5 would look like when transformed from a sedan to a convertible.

For those who are wondering, let Aksyonov Nikita – a rendering artist from St. Petersburg, Russia -- satisfy your imagination. Nikita posted his renderings works of a new BMW M5 convertible on professional sharing site Behance. And it actually looks like it’s the German premium carmaker that created this roofless version of the high-performance sports sedan.

Apparently, Nikita’s convertible creation was derived or chopped off the new BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car, which made its debut on the final round of the 2017 season this month and which is set to continue its duties for the whole 2018 MotoGP season. Nikita practically removed the roof, the B- and C-pillars of the new BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car. Nikita also removed the red emergency lights, the windows and rear windshield. Furthermore, Nikita slightly flattened the rear deck of the BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car.

Read the entire article BMW M5 (F90) sedan rendered by a Russian artist as a convertible

In the last 20 years, Lincoln had not built coupes, nor has it made convertibles. Now the question is, what should one do when he wants a two-door coupe that looks like a Lincoln? If that ever came across your mind, you were not alone. We actually have a concrete image of how it will look, because someone built one. Unfortunately, we aren’t a big fan of how it looks.

This photo was found on Reddit, and it is of a late-model Mustang Convertible that looks a bit off. That is because it had been given an additional rear bumper, and a Lincoln Continental-style spare tire carrier. Even without a photo, you could probably already imagine how it looks, and you are probably thinking - who in their right mind would do that?

But surprisingly, this is not the first time we have seen a Mustang with the parts or the body of a Lincoln. Having said that, Lincoln’s own Mark VIII once shared its platform with the Ford Thunderbird in the mid-1990s. Similarly, its predecessor from the 1980s, the Mark VII, was based on the same Fox platform as the Mustang.

Read the entire article Lincoln-bodied Mustang seen on Reddit looks absolutely dreadful

Dubai and Abu Dhabi are among a small number of places where flashy cars are a common sight. You will need something really unique if you would like to stand out from the crowd. One fine example is this Speed Yellow BMW M4 Convertible that has been tuned by AC Schnitzer. Abu Dhabi and Al Ain get their vehicles from Abu Dhabi Motors, the official importer of BMW, Alpina and AC Schnitzer vehicles.

This AC Schnitzer M4 is a beauty. No one will disagree with that statement even after seeing treatments from other tuners like Liberty Walk. The front splitter, drive planes, mirror caps and rear accents are made with carbon fiber bits.

The upgrades are so smooth that they look as if they have been equipped from the factory. This M4 was also given the dark finished exhaust tips that look more than amazing. But if there’s one thing that a lot of people are unsure about when it comes to styling is the AC Schnitzer AC1 wheels with thin spokes, as they don’t seem to go too well with the rest of the body.

Read the entire article Speed Yellow BMW M4 Convertible by AC Schnitzer stuns crowds in Abu Dhabi

Say goodbye to the Ferrari California T hardtop, the V8-powered grand touring sports car. But don’t be sad yet, as the Italian carmaker has already lined up a suitable replacement for the charming convertible – the new Ferrari Portofino.

Instead of retaining the already iconic moniker that is California, Ferrari has decided to give this new drop-top car a new name, one that reflects charm, elegance, luxury and sportiness.

Thus, Ferrari opted to name the California T successor as the Portofino, derived from a beautiful and charming town located in the northwestern section of Italy. In addition, the Italian sports car maker also named the launch color of this new V8 GT after the town – Rosso Portofino.

Read the entire article 2018 Ferrari Portofino becomes official ahead of Frankfurt Motor Show

Would you like your convertible to be inspired by a yacht? Well, you do not have to imagine it anymore - thanks to the Bentley Continental GT Convertible and Mulliner for building one. With its size and opulence, there is no doubt that a yacht would enter your mind when seeing this model. This was made possible by Mulliner, which gave it the Galene Edition treatment. Overall, it has a droptop just like that of a yacht. In case you were wondering, Galene is a very apt name as it’s from the Greek goddess of calm seas.

For Mulliner to achieve this look, they had to work with Princess Yachts for some design cues that are necessary. For instance, the Continental GT Convertible was finished in a Glacier White paint that is accented with a Sequin Blue stripe on the lower end of the car, matching the dark blue roof. The convertible is equipped with a set of 21-inch polished Propeller Wheels.

The interior has plenty more design elements that you would associate with yachts. The cabin is made of a combination of Linen, Portland, Brunel, and Camel tinted leather - creams, taupes and nudes that will make you feel like you’re on a high-end boat. This is complemented by the cabin’s trim in the same Glacier White paint. There is even a hand-painted image of the super yacht on the dashboard for more detail, which was made by illustrator Jaume Vilardell. The trunk floor is more unconventional this time, with the open-pore Pinstripe Walnut finish. You can also find the same finish on the center stack and around the gearshift.

Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene looks very much like a yacht

It has been ten years since Maserati first introduced the GranTurismo to the public. And to celebrate one decade, the Maserati GranTurismo and its convertible sister, that we know as the GranCabrio both get facelifted and subsequently presented at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Though many of us have already witnessed the former at the New York Stock Exchange earlier, it still is worth discussing.

The facelifted coupe does not look far from its predecessor. Noticeable upgrades can be found on the front fascia, most especially the new hexagonal grille, which was inspired from the Maserati Alfieri concept. Furthermore, the improved designs also help with aerodynamic performance, by increasing the airflow and cutting down the drag. When looking at the rear end of the car, you’ll find a rear bumper that has been redesigned.

The 2+2 will also be getting a new, 8.4-inch touchscreen that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto inside the cabin. The infotainment system sits above a redesigned aluminum knobs and contains buttons that can activate climate control, driving modes, and some other similar features. Another cabin upgrade is that customers can choose between a combination of Alcantara and leather upholstery, or Poltrona Frau leather. Also notable are the premium speakers by Harman Kardon that ensure you only hear the best.

Read the entire article 2018 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible (GranCabrio) is launched

A lot of people are excited for the BMW 8 Series Coupe Concept to make its debut. And now, it is at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which will then be followed by a production model under the same name probably after just a few months. Like any other cars, the 8 Series will probably have some minor changes here and there from the concept to the production model. Having said that, the production model may include the addition of a removable top.

Nothing has been confirmed yet in terms of the production model, but as you can see on this rendering by X-Tomi design, the 8 Series Coupe has lost its roof. Though it looks pretty awesome, it seems just like the artist literally erased the roof from the original photo without modifying the car that much. Another thing that has been added to the design is the Valencia Orange finish, along with a few added cues for the production ready design.

The BMW 8 Series Coupe has been given a set of 21-inch light alloy wheels with multi-spoke design and aero elements, an aggressive front fascia with air vents visible in both bumpers as well as the front fenders. For a touring car look, it was designed to have muscular flared wheel arches, sleek headlights and taillights, and dual exhaust tips.

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Summer is coming, and that means car enthusiasts will be taking their convertibles out for a ride soon. But today, we are not going to talk about convertibles that are currently out in the market.

Aksyonov Nikita, a Russian artist, recently posted a rendering he created on his Behance account. We have seen a number of renderings by this artist, and this time, he designed a topless Dodge Challenger SRT Demon - yup, a convertible.

Nikita has a pretty wild imagination, judging from all the designs we have seen from him. Now, his convertible SRT Demon here is designed with a soft top that folds flat behind the rear seats. Though it looks physically awesome, we feel like the SRT does not really need this feature considering its current speed. If you are not aware of the stats, the Demon is capable of reaching 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in just 2.3 seconds with its 840 horsepower engine, and has already been banned for on-road driving. If we take out the roof of the Demon, a huge portion of its weight will be cut, meaning that it will be able to reach a quarter of a mile in sub-10 seconds.

Read the entire article Dodge Challenger SRT Demon Convertible looks sick

If you have plans to purchase a new factory-fresh Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Drophead Coupe, it is much better to hurry up. This is because the only remaining it is the newest and the last Phantom VII Drophead Coupe to roll off from the carmaker’s production line, as confirmed by a certification from the Rolls-Royce factory.

Rolls-Royce introduced its Phantom family as early as 2003. The first to be launched was the sedan in 2003, and it was followed by the convertible four years later in 2007. Then in 2008, Rolls-Royce introduced the coupe version of the Phantom VII. Now, a decade since the open-top Phantom VII was born, the “Last of Lastedition -- the sole remaining example of the 2017 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe -- is now up for sale by at the Seven Car Lounge in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. According to the listing, this Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is a fresh output of the carmaker’s Goodwood assembly facility, which is in now being retooled to prepare for the production of the model’s future successor.

As a proof that this Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Drophead Coupe – with Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of 12345 -- is still fresh from the factory, the “Last of Last” edition has zero miles traveled since it was rolled off from the production line. Its core is served by a powerful 6.5-liter 12-cylinder V12 petrol engine, which delivers 460 PS of max output and 720 Nm of peak torque. This high level of power is sent to the rear wheels through an automatic transmission. The powertrain is accommodated in body frame that is made from pure aluminum components. By using such material and construction, Rolls-Royce was able to make the casing as light as possible while making it stiff and strong.

Read the entire article Last of Last Rolls-Royce Phantom VII Drophead Coupe now on sale in Saudi Arabia

After months of continuous teasers and worldwide hype, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles let loose the insane 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that blew up the audience's minds in the 2017 New York Auto Show the past week. Fresh off its release, a lot of Dodge Demon renders are also grabbing the netizen's attention including the X-Tomi Designs' render.

Graphic designers at X-Tomi Design gave us an initial peek through with their unique take on a chop top Challenger SRT Demon, and it is actually looks dashing. The American automaker has not yet released a convertible variant of the new gen Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but by far this render by X-Tomi Designs takes the cake. However, the approach to the Dodge Demon is more of an aesthetic makeover and didn't really cater to a power boost of any kind. But we really aren't worried, since the Dodge Demon is already a speed maniac from the start.

The Demon can hit up to 60 miles per hour in just 2.3 seconds, pulling 1.8G's with a 9.65 quarter mile drag time starting at 140 mph. Its 6.2 L Hemi Demon V8 engine can produce around 770 lb-ft f torque, and a higher rev restriction of 6,500 rmp. Still impressive as hell. The extraordinary novelties are still in place. These include the enormous hood scoop, the extra slim tires in the front, the extensive drag radials in the back and also worth mentioning are its flared fenders. Since only a single render image is made available, we can tell that its roof is looking to swoop all the way to the back of the convertible and is placed safely in the trunk.

Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is turned into a convertible beast by X-Tomi Designs

Having one of the fastest convertibles in the world may not be enough if it doesn’t come with the right color motif. This could also be what the guys at Brabus had been thinking of when they came up with this Mercedes-AMG S63-based Cabrio.

First off, the Brabus 850 we have right here is not only packed with incredible hp but it also comes with an equally powerful color scheme—imagine a completely white body with contrasting red interior to match. But that’s not all. the four-seater Mercedes-AMG cabrio is quicker than the latest Bentley Continental Supersports, thanks to its Brabus-tuned engine under the hood.

At any rate, Brabus has not only upgraded the AMG S63’s 5.5-liter stock engine but it also did some revisions on its ECU, exhaust manifolds and compressor units to make it one of the world’s most powerful and fastest convertibles.

Read the entire article Brabus 850 Convertible S63 AMG's color mix is as impressive as its power and speed

With rumors swirling that German premium carmaker BMW is working hard to reincarnate the 8 Series -- its biggest two-door ever made – it can’t be helped that another resurrection related to the 8 Series is now being speculated.

We are referring to the long-dead M8 which BMW never really produced and which was only seen as a single prototype. BMW originally intended the BMW M8 to be a rival for Ferrari’s sports cars. To that end, BMW developed a special version of the S70 engine – which is in turn a bored out version of the M70 powerplant -- and made it so that it could generate at most 550 hp (410 kW or 558 PS).

Incidentally, the M8 was born in 1990, although in pre-production form. But since BMW realized that a market doesn’t exist for the M8, it decided to drop the project indefinitely. By the time the M8 project was thrown to the trash bin, BMW has only created one prototype, which according to reports, wasn’t even safe enough to be driven on the roads. It doesn’t even have headlights! This M8 prototype was eventually locked away in BMW’s so-called poison storage (Giftschrank).

Read the entire article BMW is rumored to build the mythical M8 in coupe, convertible and gran coupe versions

It’s rather strange actually. Jannarelly first introduced the hardtop Design 1 last year but hasn’t said much about the details on how anyone could possibly get in and out of the car without hitting his head first.

Unlike the typical roadster where the top either stays in place or folds all the way to the back, the UAE-based startup firm has cleverly designed the Design 1’s hardtop in such a way that it tilts forward.

At first, it seems a little strange but Jannarelly wouldn’t have done it in the first place if it will only complicate the matter. Judging from the way it looks, it would be difficult to get inside the low-slung vehicle unless you have to remove the hardtop altogether. But that would be a hassle, don’t you think?

Read the entire article Latest discovery: Jannarelly Design-1 comes with an exciting hard-top feature

Many people prefer pickup trucks for a variety of reasons, even though they are more of a fuel guzzler than cars. These reasons include practicality, power, off-road capability and solidity. However, if there is something that you would find on cars but might not on trucks, it is the possibility of open-top driving.

But what if you could have convertible version of a pickup truck? That would be very nice. If you’re one of those raring to drive a convertible pickup truck, you belong to a market niche that remains untapped until now. However, a specialized company – named Newport Convertible Engineering (NCE) – has been trying to cater to customized convertible since 1983. Just recently, NCE unveiled its latest convertible transformation project – a Ford F-150 Convertible.

No, NCE’s Ford F-150 Convertible is not a visual rendering. Nowadays, a number of skillful visual artists have managed to create renderings of possible yet non-existent versions of different vehicles. But what has been created remains on the software or on the paper and no actual vehicle is made. But in case of NCE, it has actually created a real-world Ford F-150 Convertible.

Read the entire article Newport Convertible Engineering creates soft-top version of Ford F-150

The Aston Martin Vanquish hasn’t changed much since it was unveiled in 2012. Until today, its elegant and athletic design continues to be a stunning head-turner. In fact, if you are new to the Aston Martin brand, you wouldn’t think that this form is nearly five years old. A year later in 2013, Aston Martin revealed the Volante or the convertible version of the Aston Martin Vanquish.

Now, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is receiving an “S” designation, which means that the latest model – the Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante – will be much superior in terms of performance, thanks to a number of improvements made.

As it is, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is already a powerful being. Its core is an all alloy quad overhead cam 48-valve 6.0-liter V12 front mid-mounted engine that sends 424 kW (568 bhp or 576 PS) of max output at 6,650 rpm and 630 Nm (465 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 5,500 rpm. With this power level, the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 3.8 seconds and from nil to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds. Top speed of the Aston Martin Vanquish Volante is set at 197 mph (317 km/h).

Read the entire article Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante is a performance convertible with 603 PS of output

When Bentley Motors unveiled the EXP 9 F luxury SUV concept at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show, not a few expected the British carmaker to launch a premium SUV sooner or later. Because of the interest vested in what could be the world’s first luxury SUV, this concept paved the way for the introduction of the Bentley Bentayga premium SUV a few years later.

Bentley followed up the EXP 9 F luxury SUV show car by unveiling the EXP 10 Speed 6 luxury sports coupe concept at the 2015 Geneva Auto Show. Given the reception for this two-seater luxury sports car, it wouldn’t be surprising if Bentley does decide to introduce a production version. Likewise, considering Bentley’s history, it wouldn’t be a big surprise if the luxury sports coupe would have its own convertible version.

To see whether a coupe convertible from Bentley would make a business case – at least visually – it could be better if the EXP 10 Speed 6 luxury sports coupe concept has an open top variant. As for a graphical representation of a convertible variant of the EXP 10 Speed 6 luxury coupe concept, we could turn to visual artists specializing in automotive renderings. One of these artists is rc-workchop.

Read the entire article Rc-workchop creates convertible rendering of Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept

Ford has just recently unveiled the 2018 Ford Mustang, and as it turned out, the carmaker gave its beloved pony car a facelift. There have been mixed reactions about the changes made to the 2018 Ford Mustang – some were pleased and others were not. But still, the new 2018 Ford Mustang is a magnificent muscled sports car with dazzling looks and mesmerizing performance.

At this junction, many are already expecting Ford to create a convertible version of the Mustang. It was only logical, since the Ford Mustang for the 2017 model year also featured a number of convertibles, including the Mustang V6 Convertible, Mustang EcoBoost Premium Convertible and the Mustang GT Premium Convertible. However, for the 2018 model year, Ford only unveiled images of the hardtop variants. It may take several more months before the Detroit carmaker finally reveals their open-top counterparts.

However, thanks to X-Tomi Design, an automotive visual artist from Hungary, we might be already looking at the convertible version of the 2018 Ford Mustang GT. X-Tomi Design is becoming notoriously known for rendering seemingly actual images of future or possible versions of any new vehicle offering. For its latest project, X-Tomi Design chose the 2018 Mustang GT as the base model and decided to render out a convertible variant.

Read the entire article This is what the 2018 Ford Mustang GT Convertible would look like
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