We might be in the midst of winter, but in our mild Nevada climate, weather shouldn’t affect your drive. Whether you’re dreaming of summer or you just want to feel the wind in your hair, take the top down in your car year-round. Even if you’re only dreaming about buying a new car, check out some of the top new roadsters of 2015.
Jaguar F-Type V6S
This quick two-seater has a powerful V6 engine that reaches a top speed of 171 miles per hour. It looks as good in person as it does in photos, with a sleek, curved design and a gorgeous interior. The model is fitted with rear wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic trans mission, and a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 engine with over 375 horsepower and 339 lb-ft of torque.
The S model delivers an extended set of electronically controlled features, from dynamic launch, proprietary adaptive dynamics in the sport suspension, and an active sport exhaust. The low rumble of the exhaust practically sings as you shift gears, adding to the thrill of taking on tight corners.
Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
Don’t miss out on the chance to own a Porsche before you get too old to drive quickly. The car tops out at 196 miles per hour and goes from zero to 60 in about 3.5 seconds. This is better than any previous iteration of the famed 911 line, which is held in almost reverence by auto enthusiasts.
The car handles corners unbelievably beautifully, which is a feat considering the engine defies physics by weighing down the back of the car. This sporty coupe model features a lean design, sleek gadgety controls, and a (relatively) spacious interior.
The new Boxster model glides along with as much power and smoothness as any Porsche in the Boxster series. The 265-horsepowe r engine supplies 206 lb-ft of torque for quick acceleration. The combination of power and speed make the car feel big on straight roadways and like a quick roadster when the roads get windy. The interior of the car also lends itself to a comfy ride, with larger, more supportive seats and extra legroom so you can move about comfortably.
Ferrari 458 Spider
The 458 Spider has long been considered one of the best supercars of the new millennium, and now with a convertible version, it continues to impress. Ferrari successfully implemented its first attempt at a folding hardtop roof, and the results are clear. With the top up or down, the 458 Spider has a clean design with plenty of headroom-and it’s worthy of pinup posters. It has quick, accurate steering that makes you look good when you drive it. Take a look inside to enjoy the smooth leather seats, carbon fiber interior, and extent of gadg ets within the driver’s reach.
Mini Cooper Roadster
With a TwinPower Turbo 1.6-liter four cylinder engine, the new Cooper Roadster provides even more responsive handling and rapid acceleration than previous models. Enjoy even better fuel economy and sharper engine response thanks to variable valve control technology, which means you get 26 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.
The Roadster reaches 60 miles per hour in just 6.7 seconds and has a top speed of 141 miles per hour. The new Mini also allows for customization, with a wide range of colors, upholstery, and trim options.
Even though Mercedes’ SL line has been in production for more than 60 years, the newest model still innovates just as much as the first car produced. It follows in the tradition of the GT series, with a simple two-seater design, front engine, rear-wheel drive, and a foldin g metal hard-top roof. The body is made with a lighter aluminum frame and low-key design that makes it an understated, yet powerful roadster.
With a folding hardtop that provides security and convenience in sunny or rainy weather, you can take a Z4 outdoors any time. The engine is full of power, with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder model that uses direct fuel injection and variable valve timing. The result is up to 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. The model comes with a choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic transmission.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
The new corvette has a 6.2-liter V8 engine with an optional dual-mode exhaust system that produces 460 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of torque. The powerful engine gives the new Corvette quick acceleration, yet it handles corners with surprising agility, likely due to its carbon-nano-fiber components in the chassis. Not only that, but since GM uses the latest in energy efficient technologies, the car gets an estimated 21 miles to the gallon.
Car manufacturers have certainly given it their all for the 2015 line of roadsters, helping car enthusiasts across the world experience the joy of rounding a corner at top speed in a superbly built luxury car. For more information about luxury cars, see our blog for regular updates.