Can you experience race car performance and first class luxury with the roof down? These three carmakers set out to do just that and the results are all kinds of incredible.
With the legendary trident mark embroidered on all four seats and the steering wheel, the Maserati GranCabrio makes for a striking sight from the inside. Step outside and you’ll note how the aerodynamic lines of this soft-top match the roaring V8 engine capable of 450hp and a top speed of 285 kmph. Available in three variants: Base, Sport and MC (Maserati Corse, the race division of the carmaker).Rs 2.1 crore (ex-showroom, Chennai) Details: maserati.in
Porsche took the best from the iconic 911 series of sports cars and chiselled it into this lithe convertible to make the Turbo S Cabriolet. The soft top body and performance have been made to mimic the 911 Turbo S Coupe. Powered by the same 3.8-litre flat six petrol engine, it can reach speeds of up to 330 kmph and can hit 0-100 kmph in just three seconds. Rs 2.70 crore (ex-showroom, Chennai).
The Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible is a more sober British take on convertibles. Right from the glossy black grille, the winged insignia and jewel-like head lamps with LED rings, to the finished five-spoke alloys bearing red wheel badges, this car spells elegance. It’s all very subtle until you learn that it runs a 4-litre beast of an engine, a V8 petrol unit and an 8-speed automatic transmission—best enjoyed with the top down. Rs 3.9 crore (ex-showroom, Chennai). Details: bentleymotors.com