I have a penchant for drop-top Mustangs, but during my weekend with this pony car, I constantly longed for a fixed roof in spite of the sunny skies. I've grown accustomed to the rear end being skittish over expansion joints and large potholes - it's simply the nature of the live-axle beast - but chopping the top induces a considerable amount of cowl shake, forcing the front end to dance more than the coupe's.
Then again, this isn't a track car. If the coupe feels anything like a sport bike, the GT convertible is more along the lines of a Honda Gold Wing - it's best suited at tackling long, open-air cruises, not blitzing through apexes. In spite of the large nineteen-inch wheels, the car feels relatively comfortable (I'd even argue it's a tad soft, as evidenced by a ton of body roll).
Still, as David says, it's hard to imagine paying close to $40 grand for all this, even with the top down. Other cars can provide that same open-topped charm for less money - it's just a pity they usually don't include that delectable V-8 snarl, though...
Evan McCausland, Web Producer