2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible

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.

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SEMA 2009: Specter Werkes Chevrolet Corvette GTR

SEMA 2009: Specter Werkes Chevrolet Corvette GTR

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.

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SEMA 2009: 405hp 2010 Lexus IS 350C tuned by Fox Marketing

SEMA 2009: 405hp 2010 Lexus IS 350C tuned by Fox Marketing

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.

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2011 Maserati GranTurismo Convertible to start selling next year (USA)

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.

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2009 Audi A5 / S5 Cabriolet tuned by B&B

2009 Audi A5/S5 Cabriolet Tuned by B&B

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.

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2008 BMW M3-based AC Schnitzer ACS3 Sport Cabriolet

2008 BMW M3-based AC Schnitzer ACS3 Sport Cabriolet
2008 BMW M3-based AC Schnitzer ACS3 Sport Cabriolet

The German tuning house AC Schnitzer has just presented its new tuning kit for the 2008 BMW M3 Cabrio performance coupe-convertible. Well, to be more precise, this is not exactly a tuning kit, but rather an appearance package with a couple of upgrades to the vehicle’s suspension system and brakes.

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