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  A convertible is a car body style with a folding or retracting roof. The collapsible roof section is typically made from flexible canvas or vinyl, although plastic, aluminium and steel have occasionally been used in elaborate folding designs.

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Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster

A Lamborghini Aventador Roadster is priced at $445,300, which is quite a lot for most people. But what if we would tell you that you can get it for "free?" Well, maybe not totaly free, as you will have to buy a penthouse in Damac Maison, The Dubai Mall Street, which starts at about $2 million. This offer comes as part of the 2014 Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) promotion.

Company official said "Customers buying a penthouse in Damac Maison, the Dubai Mall Street during DSF will be given a 2014 Lamborghini Aventador roadster with their purchase."

Damac Maison, The Dubai Mall Street is Damac’s first service hotel apartment project and was designed by German architects Koschany & Zimmer. Seems like a good deal to us.

The same company announced that buyers of other properties will get either a BMW or a Mini Cooper , depending on the size of the house bought.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.

Source: Emirates247

The Japanese really do know how to make an impression, especially when it comes to modifications to Italian supercars . Such is the case with LB Performance’s work on the Ferrari 458 . If you don’t like your stock 458 and you have the finances to afford the program, LB Performance is one of those companies you should have on speed dial.

In this particular case, the Liberty Walk subsidiary decided on doing a carefully crafted upgrade on the 458 Spyder, complete with new components that not only give the exotic an enhanced look, but also give it added performance capabilities.

The kit features a load of hot new items, highlighted by a custom front and rear spoilers and custom side skirts to go with wider wheel arches and rivets you don’t normally see on the the standard 458.

It’s a unique kit that’s different from what LB Performance’s European counterparts have built in the past years, which is precisely why it’s an attention-grabber in its own damn right.

For the privilege of having it fitted into your Ferrari 458, customers will have to shell out around €18,000 — about $24,700 based on current exchange rates. That’s a premium price to pay, but a custom-looking 458 never comes cheap.

Click past the jump to read more about LB Performance’s work on the Ferrari 458 Italia

Source: Liberty Walk

There is not other way to describe the Vision Gran Turismo project as awesome. So as we ring in the new year with high hopes for more automotive goodness, we leave 2013 with what is yet another teaser of one of the concepts that will make up the Vision Gran Turismo lineup for Gran Turismo 6.

This one comes by way of Honda , who if you didn’t know, has a pretty unique-looking concept on its hands. It’s far from what we’ve seen from other brands, but not all too radical to think that Honda may have gone a tad too far with its concept.

We do know, or at least come to see from the teaser, that the concept has an odd-looking shape: curved in the front and boxy at the back. The windshield is noticeably lacking in size; if you can even notice it at all. And the lights are slit-like, almost like there’s some kind of angry look coming out of it.

And it’s roofless, which seems to have been outed in advance, with what looks like a mid-engine configuration for good measure.

That’s as far as what we can tell about Honda’s Vision Gran Turismo Concept. Maybe there’s more to it than what we’re seeing. But from the looks of things, this concept teaser is susceptible to numerous interpretations depending on what you’re looking at.

Click past the jump to read about the BMW and Mercedes Vision Gran Turismo Concepts

Source: Gran Turismo
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Gemballa reminds me of some of the most hideous looking tuning jobs ever, but, once in a while they do make proper supercars stand out from the crowd. Gemballa also specialize in tuning Porsches .

One of the very popular models they have worked upon is the Carrera GT. Gemballa created a handful of unique special editions based on the Porsche supercar and called the Gemballa Mirage GT .

These one-off cars were sold out almost instantly and being unique pieces of German engineering, Gemballa made few bucks on every car sold. Now, a Gemballa Mirage GT ’Special Edition’ is up for sale in Germany.

Given the standard car would have cost about $450,000 in the U.S., the used Gemballa Mirage GT has a price tag of $780,000. That is a lot of money even for a Carrera GT that has been tweaked to produce 650 horsepower and is painted black with orange accents. The car has 12,000 miles on its odometer.

Click past the jump to read more about the Gemballa Mirage GT

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What is the best way to finish a year? With a very cool test drive involving two of the most powerful supercars currently available on the market: a Lamborghini Aventador Coupe and an Aventador Roadster .

The idea belong to the British magazine AutoCar - which is at its second test of this kind. If you remember, in the first one, it wanted to see which of the two versions can fly . This second test is a little bit more concise as it involves a full length challenge: AutoCar wanted to see how far they can jump, how hard they can drift and how fast they really are.

So, what do you think, which of the two versions is the best on the test track? Check out the video to see if you are right and if you guessed the winner! Of course, do not forget to turn up the volume, really high!

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Now that we’ve already seen the first official images of the new Lamborghini Huracan , one thing will happen for sure: there will also be a Roadster version. Of course that its official debut is still years away, but imagining how it will look like wasn’t hard at all, so today we prepared a first set of renderings for you.

As you probably expect it, the future Huracan Roadster will look pretty much identical to the coupe version, except of course its roof that we expect to be identical to what we have seen in the Aventador Roadster . This means that the Huracan Roadster will get a two-piece roof made entirely from carbon fiber that can be stored in the luggage compartment. Unlike the coupe version, the Huracan Roadster will also get a redesigned rear pillar for a better support of the new, removable roof.

Everything else will be kept identical to the coupe version, including the engine found under the hood: a 5.2-liter V-10 engine that produces 610 horsepower at 8,250 rpm and 413 pound-feet of torque at 6,500 rpm.

Expect the new Huracan Roadster to be unveiled almost one year after the coupe version arrives on the market, so, most likely U.S. customers will be able to drive it sometime during the 2016 model year.

Click past the jump to read more about the Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Roadster.

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Lotus Elise is anything, but a regular car and it appears that this latest review wants to highlight exactly this. The review was made by the guys over "Regular Car Reviews" whom describe the Elise as follow: "if the Lotus Elise was a person, it would be that jerk who eats nothing but fried rice and city chicken, yet never gains a pound."

As a reminder, the Elise is powered by a 1.8 liter four-cylinder engine with an output of 134 horsepower. This output is enough to sprint the car from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds and up to a top speed of 128 mph, although the car surely looks like capable of hitting a top speed of 200 mph.

Check out the video to see why they found the Elise a car that fits perfectly your every-day needs, but also why most of the people will envy you and will think you drive a car for the rich people.

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Before McLaren began manufacturing their own supercar, they collaborated with Mercedes-Benz and came up with the 600-plus horsepower McLaren Mercedes SLR . A limited number of cars went on sale in the first half the previous decade. A later iteration of SLR was a special edition called the SLR 722 Edition .

It was named "722" as a tribute to Stirling Moss’ Mercedes 300 SLR no.722 that won the 1955 Mille Miglia. They also made roadster based on the 722 Edition . In 2009, a limited-run 722S made its debut. Only 150 units were ever produced. One of them is now up for sale in the U.K.

The current ownquoting $493,000 (approx. as per current exchange rates). The car’s run just 845 miles and is one of just 150 examples making it among the prized selections

Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes McLaren SLR 722S

Source: Autotrader
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It isn’t as hardcore as a Nissan GT-R , but it certainly is very sporty. The Nissan Z-cars have been around for a long time and the 2014 370Z is the latest iteration of a long line of Z-cars that have come and gone.

Last year, Nissan updated the 370Z Roadster with new features like daytime running lights, an updated front fascia without compromising on the looks. The coupe has nice high shoulder and confident looks. Chopping off the roof hasn’t ruined the handsome exterior of the 370Z either.

For 2014, the Nissan 370Z Roadster employs a 3.7-liter V-6 naturally aspirated engine with 332 horsepower on tap. The engine is capable of churning out 270 pound-feet of torque @ 5200 rpm. For driving enthusiasts, Nissan offers a 6-speed manual gearbox which comes with Nissan’s SynchroRev Match system, while a 7-speed automatic with paddle-shift is also on the list.

The 2014 370Z is capable of delivering similar performance as the 2013 model. Combined fuel economy figures released by Nissan confirm that the 2014 model is rated at 20 mpg and 21 mpg for manual and automatic version respectively.

Click past the jump to read in detail about the2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster

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Ever wondered, why the Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider has "California" in its name? Here’s why. A Ferrari dealer based out of the U.S. requested the company to make a car named after their biggest market and hence the name. The sunshine state of California has been the home of Hollywood for ages and money was never short.

Even today, the sheer number millionaires in the state is mind-boggling. That said, with the advent of the age of information and technology, a new generation of billionaires have emerged. Anyway, back to the California Spider. The 1958 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider LWB will hit the auction block soon.

Experts suggest, the car could be valued over $8 million! One reason for such a high price is the fact that back in the days, Ferrari only built 50 examples of the California Spider. Now, the Ferrari 250 GT was a thoroughbred racer on which the California was based. The "LWB" stands for "Long Wheelbase". The market for old and rare Ferraris is huge. Only this year, RM Auctions sold an equally rare Ferrari 275 GTB/4S NART Spider for 25 million dollars!

And that’s not all, an even exclusive Ferrari 250 GTO fetched no less than $50 million. A short wheelbase version of the 250 GT California Spider also found a buyer recently. He apparently shelled out $11 million for the 250 GT California Spider SWB. The LWB California that is to be auctioned by RM Auction in Arizona is the 11th chassis (out of 50) produced by Ferrari and worked upon by the legendary metal worker Scaglietti.

Click past the jump to read more about the Ferrari 250 GT California Spider LWB


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