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The Range Rover Evoque Convertible Will Be the Greatest Car in the History of Mankind

Range Rover Evoque Convertible Spy Shot

Spy shot of a Range Rover Evoque Convertible in testing. Totally not made in Paint.

We never thought the day would come when a decision was finally made regarding the production of the long-rumored Range Rover Evoque Convertible, but the day is here, and it could be the greatest car of all time. What Car? is reporting that a Land Rover insider has confirmed that a softtop version of the Evoque coupe has received the greenlight from the famous Boys from Warwickshire. Now that the public is hypersalivating in anticipation, all Land Rover has to do from here on out is make the convertible official, and the substantial LR online fanbase will take it from there.

Land Rover Evoque Convertible Artist Rendering

An artist rendering of the Range Rover Evoque Convertible

The company, headed by the wish-fulfilling, Willy Wonka-esque Dr. Ralf Speth, is expected to make an announcement sometime this year, as production of the topless version of the hardcore Evoque will begin in 2014. It doesn’t seem to be a long enough gestation period, and the car could seriously benefit from the anticipation build up that made the current Chevrolet Camaro famous, as well as the upcoming Acura NSX (concept to production took 4 years for the Camaro, and is taking 10 years for the NSX). While Land Rover diehards have surely already written blank checks for preorders, the general public will need some time to recuperate from the shock of seeing such a heart-breakingly beautiful machine when the veil of secrecy is finally lifted.

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible does face some challenges in the marketplace, especially when considering the runaway success of a similar droptop SUV, the Nissan Murano Convertible. Both of these convertibles have unfortunately had some of their utility taken away in lopping off the top (and compromising trunk space), but in doing so have become “Sport Vehicles”, joining the ranks of the Chevrolet Corvette, Audi R8, and Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet as open air sports cars. As a premium vehicle, Land Rover will more easily be able to highlight the sportiness of the Envoque convertible than Nissan ever did with the Cross Cabriolet, despite that car having more horsepower than a 1989 Corvette, a fact rarely publicized.

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Nissan’s breathtaking Murano Cross Cabriolet is the reigning king of SUV convertibles

Land Rover may also be considering a high performance SV, but this time the “SV” will stand for “Supercar Vehicle”, drawing instant comparisons to the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster and Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse.

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About Cameron Rogers

Cameron Rogers is the founder and lead writer at Downshift Autos, the only automotive blog on the Internet*. Born in the back of an AMC Gremlin, Cameron vowed to never let this extraordinarily embarrassing detail define him, so help him God. He drives a GTI but absolutely will not shut up about it if somebody asks. He will not hesitate to let people know that no, they shouldn't get a Porsche 911 when a Morgan 3 Wheeler is so obviously the superior choice. He is obsessed with the seats of a Carrera GT and the steering wheel of a Fisker Karma. He once sat in the driver's seat of a Tesla Model S, his greatest accomplishment to date. He is just now realizing that writing an autobiography, however miniscule, in the third person is odd and unnerving. *As of this writing, Cameron has been informed that there are, in fact, many websites and blogs centered around cars and car culture. He regrets his grievous error.

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