Yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland, General Motors has officially pulled the wraps off its new and shiny 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible. Besides a huge V8 that uses less than 14 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers in a combined cycle, the new convertible also features a “fully electronic top” that lets you open or close the roof remotely using the car’s key fob. Now, that’s nice.
Tuners of different kinds and origins keep introducing more and more upgrade programs for the much-adored Chevrolet Corvette Z06 supercar, the sixth generation of the legendary sports car. This time, the Troy, Michigan-based Specter Werkes company decided to equip the ‘Vette’s 7.0-liter LS7 engine with a twin-turbo system by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering making it perhaps one of the most powerful street-legal Corvettes in the human history.
At the upcoming SEMA 2009 show, the American tuning studio Fox Marketing is going to present its new upgrade program for the 2010 Lexus IS 350C luxury sports convertible. Its looks like the main idea behind the new tuning package is to turn a convertible, which is in its base form a kind of vehicle that is more luxurious than sporty, into a real sports car. It is clear that, to accomplish this objective, an ugly set of nicely painted plastic just wasn’t enough: the Japanese open-top needed to have a comprehensive engine upgrade program and that’s what it received.
The 2010 Maserati GranCabrio sports cabriolet, that was officially unveiled in September at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, will be renamed for the U.S. market and sold as the 2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible. Nice move, that.
Although, to be seriously considered as a grand tourer, a car usually needs to have a hard top (an open top usually lacks adequate space in its trunk to carry all the luggage, which is usually associated with long distance trips), this new cabrio still meets at least three of the usual criteria: it has two doors, seats four and makes a mundane task of traveling from point A to B incredibly fun.
The German first-tier tuner B&B -a brand that is ready to offer you appearance and performance upgrade products for just about any European car starting with Seat and Skoda and going all the way up the food pyramid to Bentley and Jaguar- has just unveiled its new comprehensive personalization program for the 2009 Audi S5 and A5 performance convertibles.
The 2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante cabriolet is going to be revealed at the motor show in Geneva that will open in a matter of days.
The gorgeous 2010 Bentley Azure T a super-luxurious four-seater for the other kind of ‘onepercenters’, which is based on the outgoing Arnage platform and features all the amenities that you can imagine in a deliberately archaic car, has finally been revealed at the 2008 Auto Show in Los Angeles, California.
The legendary Jaguar XK120 was the British brand’s first model since the end of the WWII. Launched at the 1948 London Motor Show as a concept vehicle, the XK120 proved that Britain has indeed survived the Great War.
Although initially supposed to be revealed during the Frankfurt motor show next year, the upcoming 2008 Peugeot 308 CC coupe convertible received such an enormous wave of enthusiasm among European drivers that the company apparently changed its mind and decided to officially present the car the this year’s Paris Motor Show in September.
It’s been more than a year since the Bavarian company introduced its facelifted 2008 BMW 6-Series coupe and convertible sport cars. Clearly looking more muscular and energetic (and less than an overweight shark on a high-calorie diet), the refreshed 6-series attracted lots of attention both from motorists and tuning specialists that immediately started churning out new appearance and power upgrade programs for the German vehicle.