FEATURE - Romans guide to the top 10 convertibles to buy this summer


Sat 23rd June 2012

Despite this patchy June weather there is a good few months of sunshine awaiting us and there is no better time to think about buying a convertible performance car than now. Romans have taken a look at the top 10 options out there and given our expert opinion on the matter.

10. Maserati GranCabrio

The convertible version of the Gran Turismo is a truly beautiful car to look at and it is also a very practical 4 seater which is comfortable, spacious and with a 4.7L V8 has tremendous performance. A perfect balance of practicality and style which is what makes Maserati's so desirable.

9. Porsche Turbo S Cabriolet

Sitting at the very top of the 911 tree is the Turbo S which combines all the usual brilliance of a 911 with the added turbo power and a selection of the very best luxuries as standard. With the new 991 series in lack of truly powerful models out, the 997 is still very much the dominant force.

8. Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

Though the SLS Roadster lacks the drama of the coupe SLS AMG through lack of gullwing doors it is still a stunning looking car but the best advice is to wait till some used ones pop up to avoid the big depreciation on these.

7. Ferrari California

The California has been a huge success for Ferrari over the last few years bringing thousands of new customers to the brand and with it's hard top roof can be used as a convertible in the summer and coupe in the winter. Practical, reliable and ridiculously fast is why these seem to sell so well. A fantastic buy.

6. Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 Spyder

Visual drama doesn't get much better than a Lamborghini Gallardo and their ferocious V10 engine is very special indeed. The LP560-4 is the one to buy unless you want to spend extra for the very rare LP570-4 Performante.

5. Alfa Romeo 8C Spider

Only 500 of these in the world and you breathe Alfa's passion and pedigree as soon as you get behind the wheel. Gorgeous looking and is definitely a one of a kind car that are rarely ever spotted on the road.

4. Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead

A gloriously lavish car that is sumptous to sit in and a privilege to drive. The epitome of luxury but also there is no hiding in this, it's for those who like to make a statement and like to be seen and that's fine with us.

3. Bentley Continental GTC

Always high in demand is the Bentley GTC which has helped reignite Bentley as a major force again. With such a fantastic blend of luxury and performance and a highly prestigious image this is the definitely the choice of those like that finer edge and is also offering great value when you pick up a used one.

2. Aston Martin DBS Volante

Aston Martin has a wide array of models available currently but the very top of the range is the DBS Volante. They have been hugely in demand at Romans and a choice of those who appreciate true beauty and style. With the DBS on it's way out next year to make way for the new Vanquish it's going to be a very hard act to follow and the DBS will definitely remain as one of the coolest convertibles around.

1. Ferrari 458 Spider

There is no doubt that the Ferrari 458 Italia has been one of the hottest cars on the market in the last couple of years and the only way to increase the desire was to chop the roof off. Ferrari have not only done that they have also improved everything about the car and created one of the very best convertible performance cars made in recent memory that is simply gorgeous and an absolute pleasure to drive.

So there it is, a fantastic selection of convertibles of which most can be bought at Romans today. Please check our current list of convertibles for sale and contact us if you are interested in buying one or perhaps selling your car. Romans are the UK's leading independent luxury car dealer and we offer an unparallelled level of service.

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