What better way to celebrate summer than by going topless?
Here at MotoringExposure we dug through all of your favorite high-end convertibles to welcome the blue skies and warm weather of summer. We scoured through every high-performance and ultra-luxury cabriolet, spyder, landaulet, roadster, and every other fancy name for a convertible, to bring you the ‘Top 5’ convertibles to enjoy those sizzling summer spins. So grab your Bvlgari sunglasses and bring a lead foot for a drive in our list of ‘Top 5 Summer Convertibles.’
5. Maserati GranCabrio (GranTurismo Convertible)
Kicking off our ‘Top 5’ list is an Italian four-seater with beautiful lines and a Trident badge. The Maserati GranCabrio boasts a high-tech fabric top that weighs just a scant 143 pounds and deploys in just 28 seconds. The system allows both rear seats to provide two rear passengers with ample leg space and comfortable seating. At the heart of the GranCabrio is the 433 hp 4.7-liter V-8 with an unforgettable exhaust note that makes top-down driving a memorable experience. The GranCabrio starts off the list at ‘number five’ for it’s sexy lines, comfortable seating, and stunning V-8 symphony.
4. Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé
Coming in at ‘number four’ on our list is the epitome of hand-built luxury convertibles: the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé. The exterior of the Drophead Coupé radiates with timeless Rolls Royce styling and presence, and features a yacht-like tonneau cover made from genuine teak wood. An elegant and sumptuous hand-made interior greets passengers and offers unmatched comfort during open-top cruises. We chose the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé for it’s handcrafted luxury and nautical-themed design that provides owners with one of the most comfortable and carefree convertible experiences.
3. Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spyder
At ‘number 3’ on our list is a sports car that has won numerous awards for the best automotive design: the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spyder. The design is flawless, capturing classic Alfa Romeo heritage and blending it with an unforgettable form. The interior mirrors Alfa’s racing background with a carbon fiber cockpit and F1-style paddle shifters. Rivaling the 8C’s stunning design is the 4.7-liter Ferrari and Maserati derived V-8 engine with an outstanding Italian exhaust note. The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spyder comes in at ‘number 3’ on our list for it’s timeless design and exhaust note that will make you melt.
2. Ferrari California
‘Number two’ on our list is a cutting-edge grand tourer from Maranello: the Ferrari California. The 2+2 sports car features five new innovations for Ferrari: a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, folding metal roof, multi-link rear suspension, direct gasoline injection, and is the first front-engined Ferrari with a V-8. These innovations add up to a thrilling open-top drive known only to Ferrari. At home cruising down a boulevard or screeching tires at the racetrack, the Ferrari California offers a complete driving package with a convertible metal roof.
1. Lamborghini Reventón Roadster
Bringing home the prize of the ‘Best Summer Convertible’ is a car that offers an unmatched combination of exclusivity, power, and breathtaking design: the Lamborghini Reventón Roadster. The pure power and fury of the raging 661 hp V-12 is captured with its commanding stealth-bomber design. With production limited to just 20 units and priced at 1.1 Million Euros, the Reventón Roadster will remain one of the most sought-after and timeless Lamborghinis. The most memorable Lamborghini model ever built, the Reventón Roadster is an unforgettable and historic way to celebrate the summer of 2010.
From the timeless designs of the 8C Competizione Spyder and ultra-luxury craftsmanship in the Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé, to an exclusive Lamborghini Reventón Roadster, these are the top convertibles that promise to provide an extraordinary summer cruise.