Rolls-Royce has a quite a close and illustrious relation with watercrafts, and among the many, it was the power responsible for driving Sir Malcolm Campbell’s Bluebird K3 through a waterspeed record of 126.33 mph on Italy’s Lake Maggiore in 1937, and subsequently racing to 130.93 mph, still with the K3, at Lake Hailwil, Switzerland in […]
there are reasons why convertibles are hardly high powered rides. chopping off the top often means sacrificing structural integrity. not that it can’t be done. it can, but at the expense of increase in weight which no self-respecting car makers or motoring enthusiasts would approve of.
we don’t know how eager Bentley’s fans are to hybrid drivetrain, however, if you happen to be one who embraces lowering your carbon footprint, then you will be glad to know that the Crewe folks has finally decided that it is time to have a hybrid in the stable. though a plug-in hybrid won’t be available until 2017…
dropping the top, doesn’t mean three is a crowd. with the Ferrari California T, it can drop its top while still have a 2+ configuration, well… the back might be a little overly cozy, but they are still seats, aren’t they? and it surely beats having none at all. exhilaration must be shared. no?
herald the new era of American supercar with the 2014 Lucra L148 Supercar, a 500 horsepower lean, mean machine that is as elusive as the spec. fitted with a 4.7-liter GM LS7 V8 engine, the L148 is not just a supercar by power, but it is a one with a super price tag, which is a whopping $250,000 to be specific.
when it comes brute power, Bentley is certainly not lacking of any, but that never stops the Crewe folks from adding a wee bit more to the new V8-powered Continental GT S. the new S model will be available in both the coupe and convertible form. at the heart of the S models, is the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 powertrain with an extra 21 horses and 20 Nm of torque wrung out.
the Vanquish may have you covered as far as comfort, luxury, and the need for shuttling between Amsterdam and Paris with speed are concerned, but it lacks of an element that any summer-loving speedsters want: the wind in the hair. and hence, there is the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante. the drop-top version inherits many
Lotus haven’t really been building a lot of roadsters, but the 2013 Lotus Exige S Roadster you see here is officially the fastest convertible the British marque has ever made. it is essentially the Exige S, but loses a roof, rear wing and front splitter and as a result, is a tad lighter than the coupe, weighing in at 1,166 kilograms (2,570 pounds).
whether a droptop version of the Top Gear Car of the Year 2012 will be a reality, very much depends on the reception when the Toyota FT-86 Open Concept makes its appearance at the next week’s Geneva Auto Show. maintaining its 2+2 seating configuration, the FT86 Open shares the exact external dimensions of the much celebrated GT86 coupe, but now earned a multi-layered fabric roof (possibly electrically-operated) with a glass rear screen for those who dig the idea of catching the wind in their hair. the roof is said to fold down behind the fixed rear seats “with minimal impact on the luggage space.”
Bentley has unveiled the all-new Bentley Flying Spur ahead of its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 next month. said to be the ultimate in luxury sedan with unrivaled performance, the new Flying Spur from the UK marque comes with a bold statement: “fastest, most powerful four-door Bentley model ever.” to fulfill that claim, the new Flying Spur