The Best Convertibles In The UK
With the bright summer weather almost upon us and record temperatures forecasted, now is the perfect time to shell out on a convertible. Despite changeable British weather, where rain is always just around the corner, a convertible is still a mark of style and something to be enjoyed no matter who you are.
Available here at Motorparks at a range of budgets to suit all, a convertible doesn’t have to be an extravagant supercar. Some of Britain’s most popular models come from affordable brands – so you can rock a soft top in style no matter how much cash you’ve got to spend.
Here are five of Britain’s best convertibles!
Aston Martin DB9 Volante
On the tip of the premium end of the scale sits the Aston Martin, a brand synonymous with quality and prestige. Whether you’re the next James Bond or just want a fantastic car to turn heads with, the DB9 Volante convertible is a timeless choice.
With a V12 engine, stunning styling and incredible performance, the DB9 is a convertible that truly exemplifies style. It also does 0-62mph in just 4.6 seconds, if you want to feel the g-force on your face when the roof is down.
Vauxhall is one of Britain’s favourite car manufacturers. Popularised by the Corsa and Astra, Vauxhall’s brand has come to signify reliable motoring with exciting styling.
The Cascada is a great convertible to start experiencing roofless driving without breaking the bank. It’s a great looking vehicle and has back seats so is good as a family car. It’s got a fast operating roof too, so it’s ideal for getting the most of the sun but then quickly hiding away from the rain.
Abarth 595C Convertible
Want nippy speed combined with a hot hatchback? The Abarth is an incredibly fast little car that also comes with a convertible option, so you can carry all the style in a package that does 0-62mph in around 7.9 seconds. Drop the top and feel the wind race through your hair without having to shell out on a supercar.
If you’d prefer a similar small car without the power, the popular Fiat 500 which leverages the same build and shape as the Abarth also comes with a convertible option. It’s a stylish and affordable city car that nets high fuel economy figures.
Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible
More affordable than an Aston Martin but carrying a similar level of prestige sits Jaguar. Their F-TYPE is a beautiful car that typifies performance engineering and sits in an unbelievably slick package.
In convertible format, the F-TYPE 3.0 litre supercharged variant is a vehicle to be proud of. Not only is it hair-raisingly fast, it’s stuffed with features like performance seats, active exhausts and an optional parking pack. You’d even give the Aston Martin a run for its money considering the F-TYPE hits 0-62mph in a blisteringly fast 4.8 seconds.
Arguably Britain’s most popular roadster, the Mazda MX-5 is a terrific little car that is affordable but fun to drive. In older models you can pick up used examples for next to nothing, while the newest iterations are winning rave reviews across the car world for their excellent handling. If you’d like a little affordable roadster to get your head out into the fresh air, the new Mazda MX-5 is the best choice.
There’s no hard top available, but when we’re talking about convertibles it really doesn’t matter. Instead, the classy interior, low running costs (40-47mpg), excellent performance and nippy speed make it a thrilling buy and one of the UK’s best convertibles.