- Feb 19, 2011
Why did I knew that you pull up a F1 car about that...?
You don't really think that they are the same kind of design yeah?
Convertible cars weigh more then their fixed roof equivalents. They also handle worst. It's a fact.
"The reason it's slower is because the convertible weighs more than the coupe, usually about 200-300 pounds more. You see the roof on a unibody car is part of it's structure, when it's removed the chassis tends flex alot, this isn't desirable. So the engineers will add bracing to the chassis to stiffen it up some in an effort to offset the flex comes the top being removed from the car. This adds weight. And weight makes the car slower. "