Convertibles throughout history have shocked the world with its sporty look, the impressive speed (or lack of) and overall aesthetic appeal. From the first to the last offerings of well known brands, it would be hard to pick one so let’s just settle for 20 of the most beautiful and shocking convertibles to grace the roads.

2010 Audi R8 Spyder: the Audi R8 Spyder offers great performance with the 5.2-liter V10 engine.

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo S: I think no one will ever demand anything higher than a 530bph of power and a sleek design that is ready for everything.

2010 BMW 3 Series Convertible: If you are looking for performance the convertible version of the 3 series has all the components you need as well as an impeccable design.

1934 Peugeot 401 Eclipse: Peugeot offering of the very first convertible is really expensive but still dazzles onlookers.

1948 Jaguar XK120: 1n 1948, with its 120 mph capability, it sure is a fast machine. Even if its commonplace, it still looks divine.

1951 Volkswagen Beetle: Even if the convertible version of the Beetle is not common unlike the hardtop, with 30 years of production it sure shows something.

1958 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite: with 43bph, this uniquely design convertible packs a real punch!

1959 Ferrari 250GT California: If car junkies all agreed that this expensive convertible car with 3-litre V12 up front is an investment, it is.

1962 MGB: with its 1.8-litre engine and simple yet classy design, it is a testament to why it is the most bestselling car.

1964 Aston Martin DB5 Volante: shame on James Bond on not using this convertible, he would have been more dashing.

1968 Morgan Plus 8: The plus 8 was one of the fastest accelerating cars and even if its chassis is made of timber, everyone was clamoring for it.

1989 Mazda MX-5: Mazda’s offering of a cheaper sport scar led this model to be the bestselling convertible.

1996 Lotus Elise: This car is the most iconic cars of the 90’s with its lightweight design and easy handling.

1996 Mercedes SLK: This is by far the most successful hard top convertible and it surely looks great on any roads.

1997 Plymouth Prowler: though it is not fast, this car’s design is enough to stop anyone at its tracks with its crazy design which at times is impractical.

2001 Maserati Spyder: What more can you ask for in this car? It looks great; it performs fantastically and has a racing heritage that makes it even more appealing.

2003 Pagani Zonda: The 7.3 V12 and a whopping 555bhp of this convertible hard top will surely give you a blast when you drive on the high way. Who needs anything else?

2006 Jaguar XKR: The original version was just atrocious except for the look but the latest offering answered all the problems completely.

2007 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead: The 6 3/4-litre V8 engine as well as the most incredible door makes this car the ultimate in luxury convertibles.

2009 Aston Martin DBS Volante: Just sit on it and you will certainly feel the urge to drive it outside. This car is a definite looker.

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