Highlights from the 2014 LA Auto Show

Convertible

Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

Teenage boys the world over have another drool-worthy Lamborghini to plaster on their bedroom walls with the unveiling of the Aventador LP700-4 Roadster. Powered by the same 700 horsepower 6.5-liter aspirated V12 as its coupe sibling, the convertible Roadster boasts the same 350 km/h (217 mph) top speed and goes from 0 to 100 km/h in three seconds flat, which is only 0.1 seconds slower than the coupe.  Read More

2013 Audi RS5 Cabriolet

Do you remember that bookworm at college that always quietly did the work, never mixed and got top grades? Do you remember the day they went out and bought a bottle of Vodka and danced on the tables? Welcome to the Audi RS 5 Cabriolet. It's what happens when the quiet, efficient type suddenly lets their hair down.  Read More

The MINI Convertible boat, in Cambridge

No, you can’t buy one. The MINI Convertible boat is the only one of its kind, and is in fact not even a true MINI. It is an actual boat, however, and you may see it sometime soon, should you be near a waterway in the eastern U.S.  Read More

Citroen DS3 Cabrio

Its engine has won its class in the International Engine of the Year Awards for the last six years running, it won the World Rally Drivers and Constructors Championship at its first attempt in 2011 and will win both championships again this year. Indeed, it has won numerous journalist-bestowed awards in the last two years including Top Gear's 2010 "Car of the Year." Now it's available with a sliding top which combines a three-position convertible roof with a hatchback shape, frugality, and heaps of fun. It is Citroen's DS3 Cabrio, and although we won't see it in the metal until the Mondial de l'Automobile (Paris Motor Show) later this month, it will be in showrooms within six months.  Read More

The Renovatio T500 is outfitted with scissor doors

In the future, every nation on the globe may just have its own home-brewed supercar. We're getting closer every year, one country at a time. We've seen a 1,100-hp electric supercar from Croatia. Brazil and Poland have chimed in with their thoughts on supercar design. The Netherlands and Denmark have represented. Now, Slovenia has a little something to say.  Read More

McLaren's new 12C Spider features a retractable hard top (RHT) folding roof

McLaren has delivered a convertible sibling for its MP4-12C supercar. Aside from a unique retractable hard top (RHT) folding roof that can be operated at speeds of up to 30 km/h (19 mph), the new 12C Spider is pretty much identical to the 12C, with the same carbon “MonoCell” chassis and upgraded 616 bhp (625 PS) engine announced for the MP4-12C last month.  Read More

This 1991 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction II Coupé was sold at auction by Bonhams for a...

Yet another world auction record fell during the week when a 1991 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato Sanction II Coupé was sold for GBP1.23 million (US$1.93). One of just four cars built 30 years after the first batch, the car was previously owned by singer Phil Collins' manager Tony Smith and had just 4,748 miles on the odometer.  Read More

Rugged Ridge PowerTop for Jeep Wrangler

For Jeep Wrangler owners who enjoy driving their all-terrain vehicles with the top down, there is an obvious downside when the weather turns bad – replacing the top quickly. Rugged Ridge's solution to this potentially time-consuming operation is the PowerTop - a hydraulic soft-top that can be raised or lowered with the push of a button.  Read More

The Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse is the world's fastest, most powerful roadster

As much as we love reading a spec sheet spouting figures such as 1,200-hp, nought to 62 mph (100 km/h) in 2.6 seconds, and a top speed of 255 mph (410 km/h), what we really want to see is the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse in action. Bugatti has granted that wish with the release of a new promo video.  Read More

Savage Rivale reveals the Roadyacht GTS' innovative roof system

Savage Rivale is in the process of building its anomalous Roadyacht GTS, a four-door, four-seat convertible supercar. Not only is the layout of the car a bit unconventional, but the Netherlands-based company gives us a new take on the retractable hardtop.  Read More

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