There will only be 450 2012 Mazda MX-5 Miata Special Editions sold in the U.S.
More front-drive nirvana from Mini: the new 2012 Mini Cooper S Roadster.
What we do know is that the 2013 Shelby GT500 Convertible is going to be wild. Under the hood is a 5.8-liter V-8 coupled to an Eaton supercharger, which delivers a massive 650 bhp and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels and shifting will be handled by a 6-speed manual transmission.
Mazda is getting ready to overhaul the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata with a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and a more muscular exterior.
1966 BMW 507
The most powerful, most firmly sprung, lightest and quickest production Porsche Boxster on the planet.
When a Porsche Turbo S isn’t enough.
Built as an homage to the original 1967 Porsche Sicherheitscabriolet (“Safety Cabriolet,” aka Targa), Ruf starts with a 911 Turbo S Coupe and chops the top half off. In its place, a shortened windshield, robust chassis-integrated rollbar, removable 2-piece Alcantara-lined carbon roof and soft-zippered folding polyglass window form the basis of the new silhouette.
Add to this custom aero-enhanced front and rear fascias (with Ruf’s signature intercooler ducts), sport mirrors, fixed carbon wing and a special matte-gray iridescent paint, and you’ve got the short list for why someone would pay €330,000 for this car.
Fitted with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, the Mercedes-Benz SLS Roadster won’t stop accelerating until it reaches its (electronically limited) top speed of 197 mph. The sprint to 60 mph takes only 3.7 seconds.
Porsche 356 Spyder
The car that launched a brand. With an power output ranging from 40 to a final 130 hp, they’re far from the fastest things on the road, but I defy you to find anything cooler.