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Summertime driving – in a soft top.

Motoring News Videos July 28, 2019
Motoring Bermuda

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Summertime driving – in a soft top.

It’s hot, it’s sunny – so the best thing to drive is a convertible. This video shows some of the best out there!

Aston Martin DB11 Volante – US$ 216,000

Standard-bearer for an all-new generation of cars, DB11 is the most powerful and efficient ‘DB’production model in Aston Martin’s history. Available as a Coupe with the 5.2-litre twin-turbocharged V12 or the 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, DB11 takes our grand touring heritage to unprecedented heights.

Porsche 911 Cabriolet – starts at US$ 108,000

911 and Turbo. To all intents and purposes an unsurpassable combination. So how do we take things to the next level? By bringing the wind into the equation. But only in the Porsche way: with meticulous design, precision engineering and dynamism. For the ultimate open-top driving experience. It all starts with the performance capabilities of the 3.8-litre, twin-turbo engines. Power and torque ratings are identical to those of the Coupé versions.

Ferrari Portofino – starts at US$ 215,000

The Ferrari Portofino is a grand touring sports car produced by the Italian automotive manufacturer Ferrari. It is a two-door 2+2 hard top convertible. The car is named after the Italian Portofinovillage and also succeeds the company’s previous V8 grand tourer, the California T. The car was unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

McLaren 570S Spider – US$ 208,000

Using the same mechanism as our supercars, the lightweight retractable hardtop takes just 15 seconds to disappear neatly into the beautifully crafted tonneau deck, even when you’re driving at up to 40km/h. One of the many McLaren technologies the Sports Series shares with its Formula 1™ cousins is its carbon fibre construction.

BMW 8 Series Convertible – starts at US$ 122,400

A powerful, performance-tuned engine. Design that evokes the flow of open air. And a retractable soft top that lets the sun in – so you can let it all out. This is the 8 Series Convertible: the driveable feeling of freedom. The 8 Series Convertible’s most attractive feature is its compact soft top. When closed, it creates a striking notchback silhouette – and it retracts in 15 seconds, even while driving at speeds up to 30 mph.

Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 – US$ 1.4 Million

The Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 are limited production sports cars produced by Italian automobile manufacturer Ferrari, introduced in 2018 for the 2019 model year. The cars mark the start of a new lineage of models called the “Icona” series, a program aimed at creating special cars inspired by classic Ferrari models, all to be produced in limited series. The first cars of the new lineage are the Monza SP1 and SP2, whose designs are inspired by the 750 Monza, 250 Testarossa and 166 MM. The SP1 is a single seater, while the SP2 features two seats. Fewer than 500 are expected to be produced.

Bentley EXP 12 Speed 6e Concept – price TBA

Making its debut at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, the EXP 12 Speed 6e concept represents a bold statement on the future of electric cars – and of luxury mobility.
Designed to transform the EV sector in both concept and execution, the EXP 12 Speed 6e fuses the unrivalled hand craftsmanship for which Bentley is famous, with electric performance, heart-stopping design and the range of a true grand tourer. The EXP 12 Speed 6e is a statement of Bentley’s intention to create the world’s first true luxury electric sports car.

BMW Concept Z4 – starts at US$ 64,900

Boundless freedom meets unbridled driving pleasure: the all-new BMW Concept Z4 breaks with the standard and creates a new dimension of openness. A roadster actually built for the road and with a design that radiates power and athleticism from every angle. A roadster that recognizes no limits and in which each new journey marks a departure into unrestricted joy.

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