The 19 Greatest Convertible Supercars

Convertibles might not always be as rigid as their coupe counterparts, but they're often more fun.

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When it comes to supercars, it's only logical to expect a fixed roof for maximum structural rigidity. But often, the people buying supercars also want a top-down experience. So manufacturers almost always make convertible versions, too. Here are some of the best.

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Lexus LFA Spyder

Lexus never built an open-top version of its V-10-powered LFA supercar, but one prototype does exist. Jay Leno even got to drive it. We can only imagine how that legendary exhaust must sound like without a roof blocking out the noise.

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Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster

It may not make much sense to cut the top off the most track-oriented version of the AMG GT; it adds weight and reduces rigidity. But let's be honest: That twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 sounds a lot better when there's no body panels between it and your ears. That's a good enough reason for us.

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Lamborghini
Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster

What's better than a V-12 supercar that looks like a figher jet? A V-12 supercar that looks like a fighter jet without a roof. That's the SVJ Roadster for you. Being 110 pounds heavier than the coupe, it probably won't be setting any Nurburgring records, but rest-assured, it's still mighty capable.

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Lamborghini
Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder

The SVJ isn't the only open-top Lamborghini track car you can buy. There's also the Huracan Performante Spyder. Like the bigger V-12 car, its coupe sibling set a Nurburgring record—but that's not what convertibles are about. Anyone behind the wheel of this thing will be too busy enjoying the symphony from that naturally aspirated V-10 to care about lap times.

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Spyker C8 Spyder

Spyker seems incapable of building a bad-looking car, and the Spyder version of its C8 is the best of the bunch. The frameless glass combined with the flat rear decklid make for one lovely package.

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BMW
BMW i8 Roadster

The i8 is the best discount supercar you can own right now. With a mid-engine layout and futuristic looks (even years after it was first put into production), it's one of the most eye-catching things on the road. What better way to get noticed than with a topless version?

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Chevrolet
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C7)

With the C6-generation Corvette, you couldn't get a convertible version with the hardcore Z06 or ZR1 trims. The C7 is different, though—the convertible body style is available with any configuration, meaning you can enjoy those 750 horses with the top down.

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Ferrari
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

Ferrari's most powerful V-12 road car ever is undoubtedly faster around the track with a fixed roof—but chances are most people would trade those tenths for the chance to hear that engine sing without anything in the way.

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Ferrari
Ferrari 488 Pista Spider

In case you're on a "budget," but still want a modern drop-top Ferrari supercar, there's also the 488 Pista Spider. The coupe version has taken several production lap records, and while the 'vert probably isn't as capable, we're certain it's still as fun to drive.

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Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster

Mercedes built just six examples of the CLK GTR Roadster. Somehow, it's even more cool than the hardtop version. It even has a set of swing-out butterfly doors.

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Ferrari
Ferrari F50

While the F50 wasn't as fast as its F40 predecessor, it did have a few things going for it—mainly its convertible top and a magnificent V-12 sound.

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Koenigsegg Agera

Every version of Agera built is equipped with a targa roof from the factory. It's a one-piece item that can be removed and stored in the front clamshell.

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Porsche
Porsche Carrera GT

All Carrera GTs came as targa-top cars, meaning all you have to do to hear that magnificent V-10 scream is remove a couple of panels.

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Porsche
Porsche 918 Spyder

Like the Carrera GT, the only thing separating the cabin from the air in the 918 Spyder is a pair of lightweight removable roof panels. Seems like a trend for Porsche flagships, doesn't it?

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Bugatti
Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse

Since Bugatti doesn't make an open-top Chiron (yet), we think the Veyron deserves to be on this list. Up until recently, it was the fastest convertible on earth, after all.

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Pagani Zonda Roadster

What supercar list would be complete without a Pagani? The Zonda Roadster is the perfect car if all you want to do in life is have AMG V-12 shrieks travel directly into your ears.

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McLaren 600LT Spider

The 600LT is the latest entry into the Longtail McLaren range, and it certainly fits the part. Though it doesn't have a fixed roof, it's still immensely quick, and a joy to drive.

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Porsche
Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet

Because Porsche doesn't make a convertible version of its GT track cars, the fastest convertible 911 you can buy is a Turbo S Cabriolet. But just because it's not a GT car, doesn't mean it's a slouch. The convertible Turbo S is still monstrously quick.

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V-8-Powered Mazda MX-5 by Flyin' Miata

The Miata isn't exactly a supercar, but we think it fits the bill for this list when equipped with a 525-horsepower V-8. The power-to-weight ratio is off the charts, as is the fun factor.

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