Question of the Day: Which Uber-Convertible Would You Buy?

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question of the day which uber convertible would you buy

Yesterday we posed the question, “ Which uber sedan would you buy?” And while the responses were (predictably) great, they were all over the map. And that’s OK, as I couldn’t even decide on a car in the question. Though in fairness, I think I’d have to go with the Pontiac G8 GXP. It’s got all the power and the right color collar for my druthers. But you know… a Phaeton may also be the car for me. But today we’re talking convertibles. Well, not just regular convertibles (sorry Sebring), but SUPER CONVERTIBLES! Though I’m sure one of you is going to say that his Toyota Solara is the best damn convertible ever and that’s fine. We’re just not going to listen. Are there rules? Like, would a Corvette Convertible qualify as super? Can it go 0-60 mph in 4.3 seconds? Yes? Than yes, it’s super. What about a Lexus SC430? No, that’s not super. Why? Because I say so. Not sure if the droptop you have in mind qualifies? I’ll let you know. Moving on — uber-vert would I choose? Hmmm. Well, the first car that pops to mind is a DB9 Volante (that’s rich person talk for “no roof”). But… no. I said uber! Right, so that has to mean that I mean the Mercedes-McLaren SLR 722 Speedster. No top, no windscreen, 650 hp and 200+ mph top speed. That’s mega double uber, right? But then I’d be that guy. The guy that bought a McMerc SLR with no windshield for half a million dollars. So, no. Oh, I got it — and really the only correct answer. And that answer is a Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spider. Yup that’s the one… as long as you don’t mention the Murcielago Convertible. Crap, this is hard. But definitely a Lambo. I think. You?

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  • Nutbags Nutbags on Jan 09, 2009

    Lotus Elise SC Caterham 7 I don't know if they qualify as an 'uber convervtible' but if money were no object I would still want one of each.

  • MgoBLUE MgoBLUE on Jan 09, 2009

    Farago +3. Ferrari F430 all the way. I just sprung wood typing F430. HA I'll take mine in red and tan, thank you very much. With 0% financing, Employee Pricing, free delivery, all maintenance included for 50,000 miles, and a winning lottery ticket.

  • Campisi Campisi on Jan 09, 2009
    Caterham R500 doesn’t have 500 hp. It’s 263 - It has 500 hp/per ton (tonne?). Whoops. Still, you get the point. Personally, if we are going to be TRULY bonkers, I’d go for a Caterham RST-V8 Levante. Available with 550 hp from a supercharged 2.4L V8 - that’s 1000 hp/per tonne. And it sounds like God’s own scream. Meh, it looks far too garish for my tastes. You can give that delightful engine a listen below... ... It sounds great, but when it comes to something like a Caterham I'd rather have a smaller engine with much more of a banshee shriek.
  • Njgreene Njgreene on Jan 09, 2009

    Ariel Atom. Or a 1964 Lincoln Continental; black on black. Suicide doors get it over the uber hump.