There is nothing like driving sans top on a clear day, even when the calendar says that summer is officially over. You can enjoy the big sky above you in any season and there is nothing that heated seats and a jacket cannot handle. Convertibles give us a feeling of freedom and connectedness with the scenery that is only rivaled by the exhilaration of a fast, open boat. Here are our favorites.
Maserati GranTurismo Convertible
Maserati calls its GranTurismo Convertible “the purest form of excitement” and we must agree. The 4-seater convertible is the product of a proud 70-year history and that special flair that can only come out of Italy. Racing technology is wrapped in artful design and turns car lovers into poets when they speak about it.
The V8 engine develops 454 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque. And then there is this unforgettable Maserati signature sound.
MSRP from $150,340.
Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante
Eye candy with an extravagant interior and the highest torsional rigidity of all Aston Martin Convertibles. You might not even want to turn the volume of the 1000W Bang & Olufsen sound system up much to not miss out on the sensuous growl of the 5.9-liter V12 engine which delivers the power of 580 horses and a top speed of 201 mph.
The inside is a luxurious combination of leather, aluminum, and carbon fiber mph. opulent interior complete with Sink back into the Strathmore enhanced-grain leather seats, push in the glass key and remember that it is the journey and not the destination.
MRSP from $312,950
Bentley Continental GTC
A sleek evolution to its predecessors the new Bentley Continental GT stuns with a streamlined design, amazing performance and all the luxury features a discerning car lover can wish for.
A chrome strip along the sides and many design details provide a pleasing retro element to the look which is even more stunning and in the juxtaposition with the high-end modern shape and technology.
A tough choice is to be made between the V8 or the W12 engine and 500 to 700 hp.
MSRP from $218,400.
This super sporty convertible comes with the handling and feel of a grand touring car. It replaces the Ferrari California T and is an entry-level model to the legendary brand.
It comes with a hard top, a 3.9 l V8 engine, 591 hp and an open-air driving experience like no other. Customizable in exterior and interior paints as well as interior materials it becomes a statement of its owner’s style and taste. Not to forget the luxurious comfort with 18-point adjustable and heated power front seats and touch screens for entertainment and information. It even has an adjustable exhaust system, so you can choose if you want to be heard and not just seen.
MSRP from $214,533.
Rolls-Royce Dawn Drophead Coupé
This beauty does not need an introduction. The epitome of pure automotive luxury features an elegant appearance and powerful technology. A 6.6-liter V12 engine produces 563 hp and lets the dawn accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 sweet seconds. And it does so with the famous Rolls-Royce smoothness.
Just like the morning sun, the 4-seater Rolls Royce Dawn glides quietly and it only takes 20 seconds to lower the roof, so that you can fully enjoy the world around you. For the not so sunny days, there are umbrellas tucked away in the doors.
Bespoke could be its middle name with endless options of 44,000 exterior and interior colors to really make the Rolls-Royce Dawn yours.
MSRP from $346,300.