Driving in a convertible is arguably one of the best ways to enjoy a beautiful summer day. The experience of driving with the top down and feeling the wind in your hair is second to none. Summer is the perfect time to take a convertible out for a spin around the city or by the beach.
Here are the 5 hottest convertibles for summer cruising:
The Porsche Boxster is probably the most famous convertible that the German automaker produces. Introduced in 1996, the Boxster is a two-seater sports convertible with a distinctive style. It comes with smaller 2.0 L Inline-4 turbo-charged engines which provides faster accelerations and lower fuel consumption. Boxster also has a 6-speed option for people who like to enjoy downshifting while cruising fast. You can get a completely customized experience on Porsche.com where you can select your color, rims, interior and other upgraded features.
Audi TT Roadster
If you are looking for comfort combined with sports car speeds, then Audi’s TT roadster is the car for you. It features a 2.0 L turbo-charged engine that churns out 220 HP to the Quattro all-wheel-drive system. It has an electric folding roof that you can put down for summer cruising. The TT roadster is equipped with all the luxury items you will find in a typical Audi. It has heated seats, powered seat adjustment, a touch screen entertainment system and climate control. All this fun in the small, German-made Audi roadster will cost you around $47,000.
Rolls Royce Dawn
If money is no object and you prefer to ride in ultra luxury, then Rolls Royce Dawn is the convertible to get for your summer cruising. The Rolls Royce Dawn was launched in 2015 at Frankfurt Auto Show. It was launched with a tagline “the sexiest Rolls Royce car ever made.” This might seem like a bold claim, but it’s a claim that justifies itself when you look at the car. It is absolutely stunning on the outside as well as on the inside.
Dawn comes with a 6.6 L V12 engine that produces a whopping 563 HP. Despite weighing 5,776 pounds, it can go from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds. The ride quality is typical Rolls-Royce smooth. This car will cost you around $416,100 because, well it’s a Rolls Royce!
Ferrari 488 Spider
If you really want to flash your style and turn heads when you drive down the street, then the hottest convertible to get this summer is the Ferrari 488 Spider. It has a 3.9 L V8 that produces 661 HP @8000 RPM…meaning it can go from 0-62 miles in 3 seconds! But one of the best perks with the purchase of any Ferrari is that general maintenance is included for the first 7 years of the car’s life. It’s called their “Genuine Maintenance” and covers everything from labor, original replacement parts, lubricants, engine oil, and brake fluid.
So if you have $300,000 lying around and you want a cool summer whip, the Ferrair 488 Spider might be your best bet.
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Starting at a humbling price of $26,000, the Miata is one of the all-time best selling two-seater convertible sports cars ever made. The Miata has received an incredible amount of love from around the world because of its affordable price and sporty features. It comes with a small 2.0 L inline-4 engine that produces 155 HP. The Mazda Mx-5 is perfect if you want an affordable, fun car to cruise this summer.