If you’re a risk-conscious investor seeking excellent opportunities for income and growth, convertible securities may be for you. Convertibles can be affordable, fun, and thrifty, though they can vary widely in practicality, price, and performance. The Superleggera is expected to break cover in late 2016 or early 2017 with an aggressive body kit and a beefed-up V-10 engine rated at more than 630 horsepower (versus the standard 602 horses).
Although many buyers like to fit hardtops to keep the SUV quieter and better protected from the elements, the Jeep Wrangler comes as standard with a folding soft top — making it the only convertible SUV currently on sale in the U.S. (the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is deceased and the Range Rover Evoque convertible is still in utero).
The best convertibles are those that are great fun with the roof down but also quiet and comfortable when the roof has to be up. Manufacturers have really improved convertibles in this respect in recent years, often including multiple layers to improve the sound insulation properties of retractable roofs, particularly when the car’s travelling at high speeds.
As prices for convertibles reflect an interplay of stock and bond prices, as well as the more complex range of inputs into option prices such as the volatility of the share price in question, they have tended to attract a select group of expert investors.
Rear-windows have evolved similarly, with plastic rear-windows appearing as late as the first generation Porsche Boxster Contemporary convertibles and retractable hardtops feature heatable glass rear windows to maximize visibility – though rear windows often can compromise visibility by their size, as with the case of the very small rear window and restricted visibility of the Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder.