View Full Version : Vert performance vs. hardtop


JRS9C1
05-02-2010, 04:25 PM
does the convertible version have any effect on 0-60, 1/4 mile, etc? Would it perform better with the top down, or up? Or is there no difference at all?

reelnauti
05-02-2010, 10:21 PM
From what i have read the main difference is the weight of the convertible is more therefore slower than a hardtop with all things being equal. as for aerodynamics not sure. I would say top down less drag.

myk
05-02-2010, 11:53 PM
I'd have to say top down EXTRA drag. Think about it-with the top up you've got a relatively smooth shape with the wind to blow over. Once you drop the top, you've got this open space with a bunch of objects inside of it, mainly seats, console, interior pieces, that will catch air, help to swirl it around and more importantly create turbulence with the air around the car. Being the owner of a 'vert I speak from first-hand experience; at speeds the air inside the cabin is very violent and can only be hurting aerodynamics.

But, at the end of the day, 'verts aren't so much for conquering the dragstrip or roadcourse, they're really designed to help you win in another way: get laid...

TRANS-DAD
05-03-2010, 09:29 AM
Yep hafta agree w/myk on top up would be better....but really gonna hafta also agree that you should just mod it a little & enjoy catch-n some eye candy & kill-n some stock mustang's....... top up or down not really gonna efect 0-60 mabe if your try-n to set a top speed #

MUSTANGBRKR02
05-03-2010, 04:34 PM
Top up is faster and safer. But which one has more power, depends on the car. You have turds and shining stars in every catergory so it is hard to say.

JRS9C1
05-03-2010, 08:16 PM
Thanks for the info guys :nod:

reelnauti
05-03-2010, 09:07 PM
time for myth busters. :engarde:
:lol:

dadowd
05-04-2010, 03:09 PM
^ What he said.

wrd1972
05-07-2010, 04:57 PM
Top down way more drag. Feels like a lose 30HP at highway speeds.

Johnny-LT1-runner
05-08-2010, 01:06 AM
But, at the end of the day, 'verts aren't so much for conquering the dragstrip or roadcourse, they're really designed to help you win in another way: get laid...

This is something that has been proven over and over again throughout history, it's like gravity. It's just a fact of life that women love verts. :D

00cls1camaross
05-08-2010, 02:52 AM
I only race top down. It is the way real men should race!


From a dig in a 1/4 mile, I dont think having the top down is that bad until you are out of 3rd gear if your an A4

Squirts11
05-08-2010, 03:01 AM
Don't get me wrong, I love the T-tops, but I'd definitely give up a bit of performance for a convertible drop top.

callmedoc
05-09-2010, 06:57 PM
Girls LOVE verts, this is definitely true.

The C6 was actually originally designed as a Vert' BEFORE the coupe. It only weighs 26lbs more as a Vert' in C6 form (if you dont have the power top version--power top adds 15 lbs). It really is negligible performance wise. I'll lose 50lbs of my own weight and rather have the pus*y magnet convertible version.:cheers:

mjollnir
05-13-2010, 05:21 AM
I'd say top down = more drag

Love your signature myk

gyrene2003
05-16-2010, 02:14 PM
its not opinion, its fact, top down= more drag, plane and simple. I love my vert, wasent a vert guy till this car and next camaro probably wont be a vert, but thats just because im never selling this one!

2001WS6Vert
05-16-2010, 02:38 PM
Weight is the reason the verts are a little slower.

oddwraith
05-17-2010, 11:23 AM
I think even having ttops off in a coupe = more drag! Maybe not to the same degree though. I love my ttops, and so does the girlfriend, but they'll never give that convertible feel imo.

Shamson5.7
05-17-2010, 12:24 PM
This is something that has been proven over and over again throughout history, it's like gravity. It's just a fact of life that women love verts. :D

Half truth right here. Ive never met a girl that DOESNT love my car, but 50% of them bitch about how windy it is. Long hair or not women like to bitch about it.

FastrDamnit!
05-17-2010, 07:53 PM
Half truth right here. Ive never met a girl that DOESNT love my car, but 50% of them bitch about how windy it is. Long hair or not women like to bitch about it.

Lol, beat me to it, same thing here except my wife ALSO bitches about the turns, speeding, being too low...etc...

Sometimes I feel like I'm in that Bridgestone Tire "Mr & Mrs Potatohead" commercial!

eseibel67
05-17-2010, 09:32 PM
Lol, beat me to it, same thing here except my wife ALSO bitches about the turns, speeding, being too low...etc...

Sometimes I feel like I'm in that Bridgestone Tire "Mr & Mrs Potatohead" commercial!

I get told which lane to drive in. What the hell!?!

If I'm as lucky as Mr. Potatohead her mouth will pop off and roll over the edge of the cliff.

mateols1ss
05-18-2010, 02:15 PM
So does anyone actually know or weighed a vert against a t-top car? I drove a couple of t-tops and mine felt a little quicker. Maybe it's in my head. I love my vert!

eseibel67
05-18-2010, 04:50 PM
It's 100 lbs. more for a vert according to the specs. Not much at all.

mateols1ss
05-19-2010, 12:39 AM
It's 100 lbs. more for a vert according to the specs. Not much at all.

Thats not much at all. I've talked to hard top owners and they make it seem like my vert is around 4000 lbs with me not in it. Sometimes the non vert owners get carried away imo. They always give mr the why did you get a vert question. Annoying

BobDoLe
05-20-2010, 11:29 PM
Thats not much at all. I've talked to hard top owners and they make it seem like my vert is around 4000 lbs with me not in it. Sometimes the non vert owners get carried away imo. They always give mr the why did you get a vert question. Annoying


maybe it pushes their not-totally-straight buttons. with that said, i'll never be man enough to own a miata.