Feeling the sun on your face, the breeze moving your hair, enjoying a privileged open-air view within reach... Reasons to drive a convertible abound, but if you need more arguments, continue reading and get ready to daydream with the five models we bring to you today.
THE JAPANESE CLASSIC PAR EXCELLENCE: MAZDA MX-5 NA
Presented in 1989 in the Detroit Auto Show, the Mazda MX-5 NA, more popularly known as Miata, was here to stay.
With its 1.6 litre and 115 HP in line four-cylinder naturally aspirated engine, bodywork design, rounded lines and technical simplicity, this sport two-seater is fun in its purest form.
But this Mazda MX-5 NA is mainly recognized for its look. Because its retractable headlights caused and still cause a frenzy, becoming the real protagonists of its remarkable aesthetics.
All of these characteristics made it a best-selling car with more than 400,000 units sold between 1989 and 1998.
Its success is not outdated, because the Mazda MX-5 continues to draw everyone's attention. We would give anything to get behind the wheel of this Japanese classic!
MUCH MORE THAN A CONVERTIBLE: PORSCHE 911 TARGA
The Story of this vehicle begins in 1965 when Porsche presents the first 911 Targa: a convertible with a removable roof and roll bar designed to enjoy the pleasure of open-air driving and the comfort and safety of a coupé.
Its DNA continues to be present in later versions of this classic model, like in the Porsche 911 Targa 2020.
The 911 Targa 992 is much more than a beautiful convertible. It has an electric roof, composed by a soft top and a glass dome, that is displayed in a mere 19 seconds due to powerful electric motors. Hypnotizing bodywork elaborated with aluminium panels, with the exception of its front and rear sections.
There are no changes in the interior and it has the same dashboard than the rest of the 911 line, central rev counter and two spheres on each side, a small console-mounted gear lever and a 10.9-inch multimedia screen.
How do we describe the heart of this four-wheeled beauty? Porsche offers two four-wheel drive mechanical versions: 4 and 4S. While the Targa 4 offers 385 HP, the 4S reaches 450 HP. Acceleration from 0 to 100 takes 4.2 seconds in the case of Targa 4 and 3.6 seconds in the 4S.
Whatever the model you choose, enjoyment behind the wheel is guaranteed.
A COLLECTOR'S JEWEL: ASTON MARTIN VANQUISH ZAGATO VOLANTE
Following the Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato success, the Italian Zagato car body designer and the British brand went on to create a convertible version.
An authentic jewel for collectors, since only 99 lucky people could become owners of this convertible whose price tripled the price of the original model.
This model maintains the 2+2 seat configuration and has an electric soft top.
Inside we find a naturally aspirated V12 engine which provides 600 HP. Also, it reaches 0-96 km/h in 3.7 seconds.
If you don't believe in love at first sight, it's about time you start to.
A VERY BEAUTIFUL BEAST: LAMBORGHINI HURACÁN EVO SPYDER
Whether moving or stationary, the beauty of the Lamborghini Huracán EVO Spyder will leave you open-mouthed.
This convertible has been designed to take the driving experience to the extreme. More refined, more sophisticated and with a better driving experience than its predecessors, the EVO Spyder squanders fun on four corners.
On the outside: retractable top, perfect stylized aerodynamic lines, aggressive front bumper and tailored Pirelli PZero tyres. Ultimately, beauty in its pure state.
In the inside: a V10 640 HP engine that roars with fury when accelerating from 0 to 100 in 3.1 seconds and an on-board experience that is still more enjoyable because of the vanguard 8.4” touch screen and interior finishes of Italian design.
Are you ready to touch the sky with your fingers?
A BARCHETTA TO TRAVEL WITH YOUR HAIR BLOWING IN THE WIND: BENTLEY BACALAR
Mulliner, Bentley's exclusive customisation department, has led the creation of this very exclusive model that shares its name with a long Mexican lake: Bacalar.
This convertible is handmade and personalised with the client's taste. There are just 12 Bentley Bacalar units!
A two-seat convertible, with a “barchetta” design and a body that combines aluminium and carbon fibre. Under the bonnet, we can find the W12 TSI twin-turbo engine with 6.0 litres which provides 659 HP power.
Inside, we find an elegant cabin, elaborated with sustainable materials such as rice husk ash and natural wool, Beluga skin or wood deriving from fallen trees, among others.
The Bentley Bacalar breaths elegance, design and character. An artisan and unique model that you will want in your garage at first sight.