Wind in your plaits, sun on your face, likes on your Instagram. There are numerous reasons to covet a convertible, but most of them converge on one thick fact: they are invariably very cool cars. James Connection likes them. So does Michael Caine and so did Steve McQueen. Our subsequent king even drove off in one after his wedding.

Some convertibles putting, go one gear further than your basic hairdresser motor. The razor-sharp bull-whips below are better-suited to racetracks on the continent, Bond films or Patrick Bateman’s garage. And they’ll expense about the same as a 007 budget too.

For our money, these are the finest convertibles a day made.