Backed by a distinctive engine note that’s music to the ears of all enthusiasts, but only offering room for two, today’s top 10 V8 Roadsters deliver a unique open-air driving experience that’s as exhilarating as it is expensive: The most affordable choice here starts in the mid $50,000 range, and the least affordable is close to 40 times that amount.
Of course, that’s not the only reason that V8 Roadsters are so rare. Many performance-oriented automakers also have shifted to smaller, turbocharged engines, while a small number of others rely on bigger V12 or V10 powerplants. Then, some brands that do offer V8 convertibles offer them with four-place seating, taking away the intimate setting that’s a defining characteristic of the roadster.
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