Convertibles might not always be as rigid as their coupe counterparts, but they’re often more fun. 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 the best!
Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster
It may not make much sense to cut the top off the most track-oriented version of Mercedes AMG GT; it adds weight and reduces rigidity. But that twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 sounds a lot better when there’s no body panels between it and your ears.
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.
Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder
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.
BMW i8 Roadster
With a mid-engine layout and futuristic looks, it’s one of the most eye-catching things on the road. What better way to get notice than with a topless version?
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
With the last-generation Corvette, you couldn’t get a convertible version with the hardcore Z06 or ZR1 trims. The convertible body style is available with any configuration, meaning you can enjoy those 750 horses with the top down.
Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta
Ferrari‘s most powerful 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 V-12 sing without anything in the way.
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.
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.
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.
Porsche Carrera GT
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.
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?
Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse
Since Bugatti doesn’t make an open-top Chiron, we think the Veyron deserves to be on this list. Up until recently, it was the fastest convertible on earth, after all.
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 V12 shrieks travel directly into your ears.
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.
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.