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An automobile designed to look like a convertible but having a rigidly fixed, hard top.
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1. (Automotive Engineering) a car equipped with a metal or plastic roof that is sometimes detachable
2. (Automotive Engineering) the detachable hard roof of some sports cars
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a style of car having a rigid metal top and no center posts between the side windows.
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Noun1.hardtop - a car that resembles a convertible but has a fixed rigid top
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
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It is capable of unleashing a massive 591bhp and sprinting from 0 to 62mph just 3.5 seconds and on to a top speed of 200 mph and is the most powerful convertible to combine the advantages of a retractable hard top, a roomy boot and generous cockpit space complete with two rear seats suitable for short trips.
The Ferrari Design Centrepenned Portofino is an aggressively-styled car with a two-box fastback configuration - unprecedented in a coupeconvertible with a retractable hard top - that adds extra sleekness to its silhouette, lending it a sportier character without impinging on its elegance and dynamism.
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The California T is a "brilliant expression" of Ferrari's sporty DNA, while its retractable hard top and 2+ configuration make it supremely versatile.
The Ferrari 488 Spider is the latest chapter in Maranello's ongoing history of open-top V8 sports cars and is Ferrari's most powerful ever mid-rear-engined V8 car to feature the patented retractable hard top, along with the highest level of technological innovation and with innovative design.
This figure isn't farfetched, judging by the test car with six-speed manual and power hard top that averaged 27 mpg in city/highway travel.
Light and lean, the Speciale's aluminium retractable hard top takes 14 seconds to open or close and savage performance of 0-62 in 3.0 seconds.
Only EU prices have been set so far and it's [euro]300,000 - about [euro]62,000 more than the hard top.
With a choice of the 90 Hard Top and 110 Utility Wagon, a range of standard options and accessories are available to add even more capability and character to this iconic four-wheel-drive vehicle.
It features a retractable hard top, which can be operated while the car is moving.
Built in Abingdon, near Oxford, the hard top MGB and soft top MG Roadster, were popular sports cars with drivers in the Midlands for decades.