Tag Archives: Convertibles

British firm to build electric MG Roadsters

Converting internal combustion-powered cars to electric powertrains is all the rage these days. A British firm by the name of RBW is the latest to jump on the electrification bandwagon with its electric MG Roadster offering. However, these aren't old MGs turned into electric cars—these are brand new cars. RBW has partnered with the British Motor...

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2020 Audi R8 Spyder spy shots

Audi Sport's second-generation R8 supercar is about to receive a round of updates as it reaches the midway point in its life cycle, and today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the updated R8 Spyder. Previous testers showed the coupe only. The prototype suggests that the changes will be mild, at least on the outside of the car. Clearly visible...

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2019 BMW Z4 power details revealed: More turbos, more power, no manual

BMW released powertrain and performance specifications for the 2019 BMW Z4 on Tuesday, nearly a month after revealing the new two-seat roadster at Pebble Beach. Base Z4s, dubbed the Z4 sDrive30i Roadster, will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. The base turbo-4 is related to similar engines found in other...

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Ferrari 812 Superfast gets speedster treatment with Monza specials

Ferrari on Monday presented the latest creations from its in-house coachbuilder known as the Special Projects division to loyal customers at a private event held in Maranello, Italy. The cars are the Monza SP1 and SP2, with the “SP” in the name referencing the Special Projects division and the numerical component corresponding to the number of...

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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition marks end of cult hero

It was in 1938 that the Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly referred to as the Beetle, or “Käfer” in its home market of Germany, first rolled off the line. Eight decades on and the nameplate is still with us, though sadly that won't be the case for long. VW revealed a Beetle Final Edition model on Thursday and announced that the 2019 model...

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2019 Fiat 124 Spider benefits from new options including Monza exhaust for Abarth

Fiat will look to spice things up for its 124 Spider with a handful of new options being introduced for 2019. Key among them is a Record Monza exhaust upgrade for the 124 Spider Abarth that gives the car a more aggressive growl. It offers some solace to fans still sour from the Abarth model only receiving a 10-horsepower edge over the standard 124 Spider...

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2020 Lamborghini Huracán Spyder spy shots

It's hard to believe it's been more than four years since Lamborghini first graced us with the Huracán, especially since the design remains as intoxicating as ever and, in Performante trim, you'll be hard pressed to find a faster car around a racetrack. Nevertheless, it appears Lamborghini is readying a subtle update to keep the Huracán...

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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster all but confirmed

Lamborghini hasn't made mention of it yet, but it's all but confirmed that an Aventador SVJ Roadster will arrive in the near future. It appears the California Air Resources Board (CARB) outed the forthcoming drop-top supercar in a certification document. First discovered by AutoGuide, the document certified four Lamborghinis for sale in the Sunshine State...

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New 2019 BMW Z4 roadster breaks cover with M40i First Edition

BMW showed the Z4 concept at Pebble Beach last year and further detailed it a month later at the Frankfurt motor show. This year, we finally see the production version. BMW unveiled the next generation of its two-seat roadster with a special 2019 Z4 M40i First Edition. The lines are now locked in and the look is low, aggressive, and perhaps a bit too busy...

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