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Convertibles offer the freedom and excitement of top-down motoring, and create a sensation of being a part of your surroundings that no sunroof can offer. Convertibles are available as a two seat roadster or with four-seats, and most roofs fold electronically these days. Both soft and folding hardtop models are available, and all are far more leak-resistant than the convertibles of old, which makes them much easier to live with through all seasons.

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McLaren Artura 2025 review: Spider
8.5/10
Obviously the headline item of the new McLaren Artura Spider is the ability to drop the top and feel the wind in your hair, or, should you live in Melbourne, at least the damp mist on your face.But this new plug-in powerhouse has plenty more to offer than just its folding hardtop.The coupe and convertible are more powerful, there’s a new and louder exhaust, faster gear shifts, a richer rev range, better suspension and better braking.Oh, and there's a new feature designed to unlock your inner hooligan, but we’ll come back to that one in just a moment...But at its core, the Artura Spider is a plug-in hybrid monster that goes someway to previewing the future of the supercar species.Does electrification enhance the excitement? We strapped in to find out.[read-more-default-title]McLaren's new boss "loves SUVs". But would a high-riding Macca destroy the company or cement its future? | OpinionLife left in the petrol V8! Partnership with engine supplier confirmed for McLaren's hybrid V8 futureMcLaren SUV coming soon? Another supercar brand eyeing off crossover model as new 'SUV-loving' CEO hints at joining "important market" now led by Ferrari Purosangue, Lamborghini Urus and Lotus Eletre
Mazda MX-5 GT RS 2024 review: snapshot
8.3/10
The ND MX-5 has, in the last few years, added a GT RS variant to the top of the food chain, bringing performance-focused additions to the iconic sports car.From $51,640 before on-road costs as a Roadster soft-top, or from $56,140 in retractable hard-top RF guise, the GT RS comes only in six-speed manual with the same 135kW/205Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine powering the rear wheels as other variants of the MX-5.It retains the black leather heated seats and Bose nine-speaker sound system as the GT, but adds Bilstein dampers, Brembo front brakes, a bracing strut between the front suspension towers and a DSC-Track mode.[read-more-default-title]Mazda MX-5 2024 reviewMazda MX-5 GT 2024 review: snapshotThe MX-5 was rated five stars by ANCAP in 2016, but that rating has since expired. The sports car still features front and side airbags, alerts for driver attention, lane keep, blind spots or rear-cross traffic, plus brake assist, seatbelt pretensioners and side-impact door beams.The MX-5 comes with a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty with five years of roadside assist, as well as capped servicing costs with intervals every 12 months or 15,000km, costing between $447 and $638, or an average of $544 each up to 7 years.
Mazda MX-5 GT 2024 review: snapshot
8.2/10
The fourth-generation MX-5 retains traditional sports car simplicity, while offering some creature comforts in its mid-spec GT variant for a little extra cash over the base Roadster or RF.From $48,640 before on-road costs as a Roadster soft-top, or from $53,140 in retractable hard-top RF guise, the GT can also be had with a six-speed automatic transmission replacing the six-speed manual for $1500 more.The same 135kW/205Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine powers the rear wheels in every variant of the MX-5.[read-more-default-title]Mazda MX-5 2024 reviewMazda MX-5 GT RS 2024 review: snapshotThe GT adds black leather seats over the base model, as well as those seats being heated, plus a Bose nine-speaker sound system and keyless entry.A GT Black Roof edition is available in automatic RF only, with tan Nappa leather upholstery and, as you’d expect, a black roof for an extra $1020.Mazda’s five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty with five years of roadside assistance applies, as well as the same servicing costs with intervals every 12 months or 15,000km. They cost between $447 and $638, averaging out at about $544 each up to seven years.The MX-5’s five-star rating from ANCAP in 2016 expired in December 2023, but the sports car still features front and side airbags, alerts for driver attention or potential collisions, Mazda’s Smart City Brake Support, seatbelt pretensioners, side-impact door beams.
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