It’s considered as British as roast dinners and queuing, but our fondness for talking about the (usually bad) weather is made even more amusing when you consider that the UK is actually one of world’s largest markets for convertible cars. So in celebration of this week’s warm weather, here are the 10 best convertibles on sale in the UK today. You can find these convertibles on display at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show or at the Vehicles on Display section of the auto show Web site. To qualify for the list, Bankrate only insisted that these convertibles be fun to drive and drop-dead gorgeous. Termed as a ‘Targa’ top by Porsche , these type of convertibles feature performance almost identical to a fixed-roof vehicle. In years past, convertibles were fair-weather-only cars, but modern convertibles require far fewer compromises than the ragtops of yore. So the convertibles market is made up of people who have been told to buy convertibles, and who are judged against the performance of convertibles. The Value Line Convertibles Survey arms you with a unique, highly effective approach to assessing the risk and return.
Most convertibles only seat four passengers; however, options for 5-seat convertibles can be found, if you consider a convertible SUV These vehicles might just be the best in fun for the family that wants to drive a convertible, but can’t squeeze into four seats.
Convertibles can be affordable, fun, and thrifty, though they can vary widely in practicality, price, and performance. The Superleggera is expected to break cover in late 2016 or early 2017 with an aggressive body kit and a beefed-up V-10 engine rated at more than 630 horsepower (versus the standard 602 horses).
Despite the vast improvements, convertibles are getting harder and harder to come by. They’re usually more expensive, and harder to find on a dealer’s lot than a hardtop, but the pleasure they offer on a warm summer night makes the added search worth it.
Many models can shed their tops in 25 seconds or less, and some convertibles even allow you to raise and lower the top while driving at slow speeds (a nice feature if you’re lowering the top when stopped at a light and the light turns green). Tesla Motors’ sporty all-electric convertible shows you can be green in style with green convertibles !