Trending Cars: Coveted Convertibles

By Jerry Perez

It’s the perfect time of year to drop the top and hit the open road.


Inherently Italian 

The Lamborghini Huracán is one of the hottest bulls ever to roll out of Sant’Agata, and the new topless version promises sun seekers the ride of a lifetime. As its name indicates, the 2017 Lamborghini Huracán Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder is rear-wheel-drive only, and unlike its AWD siblings, it sends all of its power to the model-specific rear tires. The enviable Spyder features sky-high headroom and a motorized soft top that performs its mechanical ballet in just 17 seconds and up to 31 mph. And let’s not forget the melodic V10 exhaust, which is worthy of an Italian opera house.


Fast and Furious

Convertibles from Maranello hardly need an introduction, especially when they’re as loud—and as seductive—as this prancing horse. The 2017 Ferrari 488 Spider takes everything that’s extreme about the 488 GTB, and softens it up for a GT-like driving experience to be enjoyed alfresco. But don’t think this Spider is fully tamed. The twin-turbocharged eight-cylinder engine is still filled with raging Italian passion. Simply flip the manettino to race mode and you’ll immediately morph into an F1 racer. A spacious trunk large enough to fit golf clubs and a nose-lifting system to clear driveways are among the many lifestyle features this sleek ride boasts.

2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet

2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet

Status Symbol

If you’re searching for open-air opulence and exclusivity, look no further than the 2017 Mercedes-Maybach S650 Cabriolet. This sumptuous machine draws inspiration from the crème de la crème Maybachs of Pebble Beach, where the world’s most iconic designs are judged by the elite. The cabin features large amounts of nappa leather, piano lacquer and magnolia woods. Under the sculpted hood, a mighty V12 biturbo engine provides for a smooth driving experience that’s second to none. With just 300 units slated for production, only 75 of which are coming to the United States, the S650 Cabriolet redefines what it means to have automobile status.

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