Top Five Luxury Convertibles
Summer is approaching and even in Britain that means we will see sunny, warm days and there is no better way of spending those days than driving a beautiful luxury convertible. When the sun appears in the sky, we always want to take full advantage and that’s why these cars exist, so that we can quickly lower their roofs and bathe in the sun. For the majority of the year, the roof will be up although with the following cars that is no bad thing.
Audi R8 V8 Spyder
The Audi R8 has always been known as a quality car that was built with German efficiency in mind. It has an outstanding drive delivered by its dynamic V8 engine that tore apart its rivals. The R8 V8 Spyder does the same for its convertible rivals. It also looks absolutely fantastic.
Its 4L V8 engine delivers a top speed of 186 MPH and it accelerates like a bullet going from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. The steering is crisp and easy making the car react and go whichever way you want it to go. Overall the car is poised and balance and delivers a great dynamic drive that will put a smile on anyone’s face. This car is so good Top Gear magazine gave it a 9/10 and Evo Magazine gave it a 5-star rating.
Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster
How do you make a bonkers car made by the most bonkers car manufacturer even more bonkers? Take its roof off. This is precisely what Lamborghini have done to their exceptional flagship road ruler to produce the Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster.
First of all as with all other Lamborghinis that have come before, this car looks unique in its own crazy way. It looks like a ferocious animal on the hunt for its prey and this car lives up to that image by accelerating like a cheetah. This Roadster can sprint from 0-60 in 3 seconds and if you want to try and hit its top speed then you have to reach an impressive 217 MPH. This car knows how to blow your mind.
You would think that with its looks, power and speed that you may have to fight to control this car? But instead you can easily control it with astonishing traction when cornering and on higher speed corners, this car dominates them with ease. Acceleration and overall speed in this car is obvious and is maintained whether you have the roof up or down and is definitely worth its price tag.
Aston Martin Vanquish Volante
Aston Martin have delivered an exceptional car onto the convertible market and no matter the season this car looks amazing. In the summer sun the Vanquish Volante will shine. It comes with a soft-top roof that opens and closes in 14 seconds so no matter what the weather you can enjoy this car to its fullest. When the sun breaks out, you can easily lower it and if the famous British rain returns, you can close it again in no time.
The Volante like all Aston Martins is no slouch and with its 5.9 litre V12 engine that is no surprise. It accelerates from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds and can reach a top speed of 183 MPH. It drives superbly with highly accurate steering meaning that you can place it wherever you want on the road and it is so controlled in the corners it makes driving feel like a dream. It is brilliant for those grand summer tours through the British countryside.
Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Each and every Porsche 911 is a special thing. They showcase the excellence of German engineering and design and the Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet continues that trend.
The cabriolet has the same engine as the normal coupe, a 3 litre turbocharged flat-six engine that produces 414 bhp. Thanks to its seven-speed gear box, the Carrera Cabriolet accelerate swiftly from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds and reach an impressive top speed of 190 MPH.
This is another car that is perfect for tearing up the roads of Britain this summer and if the sun does make a glorious appearance you can lower the fabric roof in 13 seconds. And then when the rain makes a reappearance you can easily close it again without any fuss.
McLaren 650s Spider
The McLaren 650s looks like its big brother the P1 that dominates the McLaren road car line, and this is no bad thing as the P1 is a thing of beauty. The 650s Spider version does not disappoint at all in the looks department. Top Gear has given this car a 10/10 rating. It comes with a hard-top roof that can be raised and lowered in 17 seconds even when driving up to 19 MPH.
Driving the 650s Spider is an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you get the chance to drive it in the hot sun. The handling is close to perfect with the steering being accurate. With its seven-speed gearbox and V8 engine, this car can hit a top speed of 204 MPH and speed from 0-60 in around 3 seconds.
If you have or want one of these then it is the perfect car for the approaching summer months.
Summer is approaching and with it being Britain, you will need to be ready to take that sun when it makes its rare appearance. These luxury cars are perfect for those weekend road trips in the bright sun with their roofs down. If you are looking for a brilliant car for summer, then check out luxury cars for sale at our showroom and online.