Types of Convertible Cars
There are many different types of convertible cars. You’ll find the roadsters, the hardtops, and the Roadsters that have no roof. You’ll find the hardtops, too, including the Mercedes-Benz SL-Class, the Jaguar XK8, and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 (2013-present). These cars all have a retractable roof. You can choose the type of convertible roof that suits your style and budget.
Roadsters have no roof
Although a Roadster has no roof, they do have a distinctive style. This style dates back to the 19th century, when people tended to prefer open-top motorcycles over closed ones. They were cheaper to build than other body styles, but today, roofs are still required to make them safe. Lamborghini was among the first companies to introduce a roadster. Aston Martin’s V12 Speedster is a roofless four-seater with a turbocharged powerplant. It can sprint to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and costs nearly a million dollars.
Another type of open-type car is the roadster. It was popular in the first half of the 20th century. It had full-size seats and no roof, and the driver could drive without worrying about the weather. Roadster machines often featured no side windows, and instead had tarp curtains or seamless celluloid windows. The first roadsters were made in the 1890s, and they became popular in the 1920s. Roadster cars were very common, and even became convertibles in their own right.
BMW M3 has a soft top
The BMW M3 is a three-door luxury car with a soft top. The car was introduced in 1992, the same year the third-generation 3 Series was introduced. BMW fans eagerly awaited the M3 version for another two years. While the M3 had a successful motorsport career, the new xDrive version will feature a six-cylinder engine, making it a perfect road car.
The first drop-top M3 model was the E30-series, which was also the first M car with a folding roof. It was perfect for the open road and the racetrack. But did you know it was a soft top model? The M3 carries a price tag of PS55,300, making it an affordable luxury convertible. BMW M3 convertibles were a hit with the automotive community.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 (2013-present) has a retractable roof
The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray C7 (the current generation) features a retractable roof and a power convertible top. The open-air C7 is a commendable grand tourer with its sport-tuned underpinnings. The Stingray Convertible must be a chariot over tight corners and challenging roads. Fortunately, the Stingray Convertible’s standard suspension allows it to roll, pitch, and bottom out.
The C7 Stingray is the final front-engine open-top Corvette. Introduced at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, this car honored the 1959 Stingray Racer. It came as a convertible and a coupe with a removable roof. The canvas-top model was also available, with a power-operated roof and a tonneau cover.