From the Mazda MX-5 to the Ferrari F360, some of our ideal motors have come with space for a pair and a roof that tastes. But what if your squad’s more than just a several? These are the cars that fold away without renouncing the back seats. So now that road trip can include the whole kit gang.
Mercedes S Cabriolet
It’s been said by many (us subsumed) that the Mercedes S Class saloon is all the car you’ll ever need. But we’ll submit that this isn’t the case if you demand a roof-down experience.
Et voila, the S Division Cabriolet. As well as the droppable top, it’s fitted with every conceivable implement, from the expected sat nav to rather less expected neck warmers, and disregarding nevertheless Swarovski crystal-studded lights, if you stump up for the flagship S 65.
It’s no slouch, either – in AMG semblance, it’ll fly to 62mph in less than four seconds. And you can raise the roof if you’re byway under 37mph – which is a party trick worth bearing the run for.
Rolls Royce Dawn
It’s only natural that a convertible Billow should have back seats – your chauffeur neaten up d rehearses up front, after all. But if you do decide to take the reins yourself, it’s importance the side-eye from any nearby earls: with 563bhp under the control of its ample bonnet, you’ll be able to restyle your hair by thrashing 62mph in 4.9 seconds, before potentially ripping it off entirely by assessing to a limited 155mph.
But because this a Rolls Royce, you undisturbed get the brand’s famed ‘magic carpet ride’, with the New Zealand claiming it’s the quietest convertible you can buy. Tell Jeeves to take the day off.
Bentley Continental GT Make haste Convertible
It might smack of professional football, but the convertible Continental is advantage a look, even if you’d rather have your initials on your cuff than your distinction on the back of your shirt.
First, there’s the engine, which proposes Theo Walcott pace without the reliability issues. Then, the looks – its universal bonnet lines and surprisingly low profile, considering its inside interval, mean it’s more David Beckham than Martin Keown.
At long last, there’s the smarts, with a Leo Messi-rivalling 30gb hard drive for music and maps. Righteous don’t let any of them point you to Cheshire.
Even the sundry handsome group of mates has a member who’s way more attractive than person else. In this company, the Maserati is that friend, with supercar approaching that belies the spacious interior. Consider it the automotive Ashley Graham.
It’s bigger than the Bentley, but atypical the Rolls and Merc, who wear their size with dignity, the Maser’s size is disguised by its beautiful lines. The GranCabrio is also furnish with one of the most pleasing sounding engines in the west, significance that every drive is an event to be savoured.
BMW 6 Series
While it’s arguably the minuscule exotic looking fin this line-up, the 6 is a very accomplished actor. It’s quick over the horizon in all guises, from the 3L diesel to the barnstorming M6, which pastes 62mph in a coiffure-ruffling 4.2 seconds.
The cabin’s a glorious place to be, depending on your elegance for white leather, and it’s an equally refined drive. The back fannies aren’t as accommodating as the others in this class, but the base 640i is close to £30,000 cheaper than the Merc. We’re sure your fellows will understand.
Aston Martin DB9 Volante
The DB9 has dropped off the moving picture line, as we wait for the DB11 ragtop to arrive. Which means you should look to pick on up on the hand-me-down market.
The DB9 is less dynamic than the rest of this house, and the rear seats are even smaller than the BMW’s. But considering it looks analogous to someone bolted wheels to a shark, and sounds like they also implanted in a lion’s voicebox, it seems a small price to pay.