These 20 Cars Need a Convertible Version Right Now

Sometimes a lap time isn't the most important thing.

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Acura

There's no getting around it: convertibles are inherently compromised compared to their hardtop siblings. But if you weren't out to set a blistering lap time, and were instead looking for some enjoyment, sunshine, and fresh air, you can't beat a convertible. Here are some cars that would be just great without a roof.

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Lexus
Lexus LC500

Lexus actually already built a concept version of a convertible LC500, but it has yet to confirm it for production. Considering the car's grand touring attitude, it seems like a no-brainer. Plus, drivers will be able to hear that V-8 much better.

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McLaren
McLaren Speedtail

Like the LC, the Speedtail was designed as a GT car, meaning owners will be taking them on comfortable long-distance drives. So it makes sense to offer a convertible version so the three people inside can enjoy cruising to the fullest.

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Aston Martin
Aston Martin Vantage

A Vantage convertible seems to be the only thing missing from Aston's lineup. It has convertible versions of the DB11 and DBS Superleggera already. Plus, the last Vantage was offered as a convertible, so why shouldn't this one be as well?

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Toyota
Toyota Tacoma

There's a serious lack of convertible trucks on the market right now. Currently, your only option is the new Jeep Gladiator. We think Toyota has a perfect opportunity to take advantage of this gap and introduce a droptop Tacoma.

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Bugatti
Bugatti Chiron

It's sort of strange Bugatti has yet to offer a Chiron with a removable top. One of the Veyron's most popular variants was the targa-top Grand Sport. The closest thing you can get to a convertible Chiron right now is a pair of "Sky View" glass panels.

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Subaru
Subaru BRZ / Toyota 86

The Toyobaru twins have been out for awhile now, and while we've heard rumors a convertible trim may be in the works, it seems it's not going to happen. If it existed, it'd be the ultimate Miata competitor.

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Richard Pardon
Ford GT

The Ford GT is purpose-built track car with a single performance intent, but we still think it'd be cool if Ford offered a version with at least a targa top. All that performance the open air flowing through the cabin at high speeds? Sign us up.

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Brian Silvestro
Lotus Evora

Lotus has given us several high-power Evoras with better looks, but never an open-top version. If the Elise and Exige could pull it off, we don't see why the Evora wouldn't be able to as well.

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Chris Cantle
Nissan GT-R

The current GT-R has been around for over a decade, and that whole time Nissan never offered a drop-top version, and that's a shame. A removable roof would've surely made the car heavier and more complex, but the the GT-R is already heavy and complex, it it wouldn't have been a big deal. There's still time, Nissan...

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Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce Phantom

The last-gen Phantom had a coupe and a droptop version, but Rolls-Royce has already said it wouldn't be bringing back the convertible variant for this latest generation. That makes us sad. What else would we use to cruise through the Hamptons three weekends every summer?

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Alex Bernstein
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

We've heard rumors Alfa Romeo is developing a two-door coupe version of the Giulia, which means a convertible could be on the horizon. We have a feeling the Quadrifoglio would look great without a roof, and make the experience from that Ferrari-derived 505-horsepower twin-turbo V-6 even better.

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McLaren
McLaren GT

McLaren only recently unveiled the GT, so there's no telling if it's planning a convertible version in the future. Seeing as how this car's predecessor, the 570GT, didn't get a droptop variant, it might not. Only time will tell.

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BMW
BMW M2 Competition

BMW already makes a convertible version of the 2-Series, but it has yet to chop the top on the M2. Sure, the soft-roof version would be less capable, but for those who want an M car without a roof, the cheapest model available is the M4.

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Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz G-Class

The G-wagen has been around since 1979, and was completely redone for 2019. It's an icon. Up until 2013, it was offered with a folding roof. Though the convertible is down, it's not out: that the German automaker wants to revive it at some point in the future. Imagine a G65 AMG Cabriolet.

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Dodge
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

For long and straight roads, the Challenger SRT Hellcat is your friend. And if you had a top you could fold down, then you'd not only get to feel an even bigger rush of wind, you'd also get to hear the engine and the supercharger whine that much better. You'd also be able to breathe in all that sweet, sweet tire smoke.

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Jeep Renegade

The Jeep Renegade comes with an optional targa top, but what if Jeep just made the whole thing a convertible? It would occupy the lower end of the tiny-SUV-convertible segment of the market (the Range Rover Evoque Convertible is the top end of that segment). It's a segment that we think needs expanding.

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Lexus RC

The Lexus RC Coupe is a handsome car, as most recent Lexuses have been. It has a decently wide and aggressive stance and a low roofline that's just begging to be retracted. And if you wanted to get really zany, you could have a convertible version of the 467-hp RC F.

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Lincoln Continental

The excellent styling of the new Lincoln Continental has stayed largely the same as the concept's. And it's the perfect candidate for another potential luxury four-door convertible. We would simply love to see something big and American come and claim the title.

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Kristen Lee
Honda Civic Coupe

During the Civic Coupe's reveal, we were extremely impressed with the trim and sporty proportions that the new car had. We felt that Honda was finally returning to when Hondas were cool and fun to drive. We haven't driven the Coupe yet, but we imagine it will be a damn fun little car, especially if it didn't have a roof.

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Acura
Acura NSX

The NSX's direct competitors from Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, and McLaren all have Spider versions of their cars. To stay competitive, the NSX definitely needs and answer to those mid-engined rivals.

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