Convertibles continue to offer that fun in the sun motoring experience no other vehicle can. Drop the top on a beautiful day, begin driving and let all your troubles fade away. For 2015 it’s pretty quiet on the convertible front with the exception of a few notable new entries.
Convertibles: What’s New
The biggest new this year comes from an icon of the roadster world, the Mazda MX-5. An all-new fourth generation is set to go on sale this summer with lighter weight, more aggressive styling, new technology and all the goodness that has made the MX-5 Miata such a legend in the minds of automotive enthusiasts.
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Another legendary sports car drops its top this year, the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. Still available with a 5.0-liter V8 making plenty of horsepower, a four-cylinder turbocharged engine joins the line-up this year.
Porsche is adding yet another 911 convertible variant to its portfolio this year with the GTS. Powered by a 430 HP 3.8-liter six-cylinder engine, the GTS is for those want a bit more performance compared to a regular Carrera, but aren’t quite willing to pony up the money for the monstrous Turbo model.
Jaguar’s sexy F-Type convertible receives some substantial updates this year including a manual transmission for V6 models and a new all-wheel drive R version packing a 550 HP supercharged 5.0-liter V8.
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The Audi TT is all-new for the 2016 model year and will once again be available as a convertible. Power comes from a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine making 230 HP in TT form and 310 HP in the sportier TTS trim.
The 2016 model year should see a lot of new convertibles as drop-top versions of both the BMW 2 Series and M4 are on the way. Lexus should also bring to market a convertible version of the RC sports coupe while the much anticipated Scion FR-S convertible has been official pulled off the table.