The roadster is still one of the most sought after product today, and if you are looking to get one, here are 10 of the best roadsters. All cars listed on this top 10 list are all top class roadster that offers you more than just stylish body and maneuverability. Of course, being a list, you can also find different kinds of roadsters with different kinds of pricing, so you know which one that you have the ability to afford. Can’t wait to run free on the road and enjoy the wind? Then without further ado, let us start the list.
Let us start the list with one of the best roadster that you can buy today. The Porsche Roadster is what you call a modern roadster, it got everything that is important as a roadster but add more thing. One thing for sure, driving the Porsche Boxster is always fun, the maneuverability is top class, and it looks stunning. The seats are great and comfortable, the handling is superb, the available features are a lot, and this car is also great at its safety factors.
If there is one thing that you don’t care about a roadster, then it’s going to be its fuel consumption rate. Fortunately the Porsche Boxster is very good in that category as well; rated for 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Meanwhile, the roadster is available with 265 horsepower, rear wheel drive and 6 speed manual transmission systems.
Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
If you want something that is more roadster focused than the excellent Porsche Boxster, then you got to spend big time and check the newest Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet. This new roadster is very expensive but we assure you that it is well worth the money. From the looks of the car you will know that this car will be great on the road, very sporty looking design. The performance of the car is unquestionable, brilliant handling; it can practically run through every corner with ease.
Also available with the rear wheel drive, the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet is available with 7 speed manual transmission system and a 3.4L 6 cylinder engine with 350 horsepower and 287 pound feet of torque; and also 19 mpg city 27 mpg highway fuel consumption rate.
Nissan 370Z Roadster
If you are a person who thinks that money matters, then there is nothing that can beat the value that the Nissan 370Z Roadster can offer. It is priced below the average price of standard modern roadster, but its performance value is way above its price. The new Nissan 370Z Roadster might not offer you a comfortable seat, but once you got the throttle going, you will find the ride as enjoyable as the first class roadster that cost a lot more money. The performance of this car is unquestionable, super nimble, smooth ride; unfortunately the cabin is pretty cramped. The Nissan 370Z Roadster is strong, with its 3.7L V6 engine; it got 332 horsepower and 270 pound feet of torque; with fuel consumption rating of 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.
Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Roadster
For someone who has the money and appreciates speed, the Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Roadster is something that cannot be rejected. This is a roadster that you want if you want something that can run super fast. There is not much to say about the roadster really, it’s a Mercedes Benz, this roadster is made by top engineers and equipped with the best quality parts; which explain the expensive price point.
As said before, the Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Roadster is super fast, but how fast is that? Well, the roadster can accelerate from zero speed to 60 mph in just 3.9 seconds, and it is all thanks to its 621 horsepower 738 pound feet of torque 6.0L V12 twin turbo engine. This car is truly a beast, and not many can tame the beast; especially with that kind of pricing.
Mercedes Benz SL550
Intrigued by the Mercedes Benz SL65 AMG Roadster but you do not have enough budget to get it? Do not worries, the Mercedes Benz SL550 can offer you the same experience compared to the above roadsters but with half the price. Coming from similar brand line, this roadster is unique; as in its styling and its features. The performance rating of this car might not be as good as the above roadster due to the weaker engine; twin turbo V8 4.7L engine with 449 horsepower, but it terms of maneuverability and nimbleness, this car is one of the best today.
Mazda MX5 Miata
Talking about a roadster is not complete without the mention of the Miata line of roadster. The new Mazda MX5 Miata is the roadster that you should get if you want a pure roadster car. This modern Miata still maintains its classic design, and thus the already proven technologies of the car means this new Miata run as great as its predecessor, it is small, lightweight and very nimble.
While the car might be less powerful as the other car on the list with its 155 horsepower, but in curvy road, this car is the king. Not to mention that the 2.0L 4 cylinder engine is also not as greedy as the other’s; with fuel consumption rating of 27 mpg city and 34 mpg highway.
Jaguar F-Type Roadster
While probably not as popular as it used to be, the Jaguar is not someone to make fun with, and their new roadster is something that you seriously need to look at. The Jaguar F-Type Roadster is a seriously electrifying roadster in both looks and performance, its light weight makes it easier for the car to run across every corner with ease, the sound of the engine is spectacular.
340 horsepower and 332 pound feet of torque means that once you go full throttle. This car is also quite fast, but with its expensive price point, we should wonder whether if it’s really worth it. Not to mention that its fuel consumption rating is pretty weak; of only 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
Being the only roadster that BMW released on the market for this year, you should expect that the BMW Z4 is offer extreme capabilities, well; it does, but only in some way. Do not get us wrong, the car run incredibly well, it is also nimble and its maneuverability is also great, but there is this feeling that “it’s not enough”.
With the intercooled 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo engine, the BMW Z4 has 240 horsepower. With that kind of price, this amount of power sounds wrong; it should have been equipped with something more powerful. There is a trim level that has a more powerful 332 horsepower engine, but it cost 50% more money. Overall though, despite its lack of power, the car is pretty good, especially with how good it looks.
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
The newest Chevrolet Corvette roadster is here, and its new roadster has a looks that will attract anyone, the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible has one of the most striking exterior design for this year’s product. But this roadster is not all about it looks, it runs superb on the road, and its performance level is way beyond what you can imagine of a roadster of its price.
A 6.2L V8 engine is a standard, and this engine is capable of 455 horsepower and 460 pound feet of torque, it also an eight speed transmission system; albeit automatic. If there is one thing that can be stated as a weakness from the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible, then it would be its fuel consumption rate, in which it is rated for 17 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
Audi R8 Spyder
As one of the latest and most expensive roadster on the list, the Audi R8 Spyder is not something to mess with. It has one of the most compelling designs of all time, but what is more surprising is its performance rating. This car is as nimble as you can imagine, but this car is more than just maneuverability and nimbleness, the new Spyder runs very fast, it can reach 60 mph in just 4 seconds.
Why does the Audi R8 Spyder can run that fast? Well, it is all thanks to its V10 5.2l engine, this engine provide the car with 540 horsepower and 398 pound feet of torque. Unfortunately all that power and all that speed comes with one drawback, the fuel consumption rate, with only 14 mpg city and 22 mpg highway, the Audi R8 Spyder comes as one of the thirstiest roadsters.
There you have it, 10 of the best roadster, as you can see; they are quite different to one another, so you can easily choose which one suits your preferences more.