565 horsepower of droptop naturally-aspirated V12 thunder.
Where an hardtop Aston Martin is now, a convertible version is soon to follow. (Like the lovely DB9 Volante we recently drove.) It's as inevitable as the tides—except for the Rapide, but there's not a lot of market in ragtop sedans. So we are in no way, shape or form surprised to meet the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante.
Or was it even cancelled? We can't even keep track anymore.
Porsche's sub-Boxster sports car has been off
more frequently than Ross and Rachel
, and the ensuing inability to keep track of whether it's off or on has to almost as much grief as I'm sure to get for starting this post off with a Friends
But when it does, watch out, Miata.
Not every vehicle coming to the Geneva Motor Show is a high-horsepower wonder that costs as much as a house. Case in point: The Toyota FT 86 Open Concept, which is pretty much a dead ringer for the all-but-inevitable convertible roadster of the Scion FR-S.
Consider it a chance to stock up on Rogaine.
Unlike the previous generations of Viper, the 2013 SRT Viper debuted as a hardtop instead of a convertible. But that doesn't mean there won't be a drop-top version at some point.
Will car makers leave anything for the New York show?
It was only a matter of time before Toyota and/or Subaru trotted out an open-top version of the FR-S/BRZ/FT-86/GT 86/86.