10 Most Expensive Convertibles in 2017
Though the vehicle doesn’t make sense to drive in our country’s cramped and traffic-ridden streets, cruising down the highway in a top-down convertible remains a constant and pleasant wish for many Filipino car aficionados. If you see yourself in this image and have deep pockets to boot, perhaps it may interest you to get to know 10 of the most expensive convertibles that will lend some speed and carefree attitude to your luxurious drive. Here is Carmudi’s list of Most Expensive Convertibles for 2017.
10. 2017 BMW M6 Convertible – $120,000
The BMW M6 is driven by a 560-hp twin-turbo 4.4L V-8 engine. Paired with a 7-speed auto-shift manual transmission with overdrive, it can go from 0-60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Standard features include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side seat mounted airbags, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels and integrated navigation system.
9. 2017 Jaguar F-TYPE SVR AWD Convertible – $128,800
Powered by a 5.0L V-8 5 intercooled supercharger engine, this F-Type will turn heads and break necks with 575 horsepower. An 8-speed automatic transmission with overdrive lets it zip to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and offers fluidic control over the acceleration. Standard Jaguar features include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, integrated navigation system, airbag occupancy sensor, cruise control, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, and driveline traction control.
8. 2017 Audi R8 Spyder – $175,100
The 5.2-liter V10 base engine is a 540-hp performer. Choose the V10 Plus and you get 610 hp. A 7-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is all-wheel drive. Handsome features include a 12.-inch configurable display, 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi hotspot capability, multiple airbags, 19-inch forged aluminum wheels, and cruise control.
7. 2017 Maserati GranTurismo – $182,009
Starting at $132,825, this two-door four-seater Maserati roadster is powered by a 4.7-liter 8-cylinder engine married to a ZF-built 6-speed ‘MC Auto Shift’ transmission that can hit 0-60 mph in 4.7 secs. Standard features include heated sport bucket seats, sports leather steering wheel with auto tilt-away, dual-stage driver and passenger front airbags, and 20-inch forged aluminum wheels.
6. 2017 Porsche 911 Turbo – $200,400
A legend by every definition, the monstrous 540-hp (580-hp for the Turbo S) capability of the twin-turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve flat-6 mated to a 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission is not something to be trifled with. This all-wheel-drive supercar can hit 0-60mph in a mind-blowing 2.7 seconds. This Porsche‘s standard features include curtain 1st row overhead airbag, airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 20-inch forged aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.
5. 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG SL65 AMG SL65 – $219,850
During a test, the Mercedes-AMG SL65 recorded a 0-60 mph blast in 3.7 seconds. While this may not seem much considering the 911 Turbo’s much faster 2.7, it’s still a marvel to see it happen on the street. Powertrain for the AMG SL65 comprises a twin-turbocharged and intercooled SOHC 36-valve V-12 engine and 7-speed automatic with manual shifting mode transmission pairing. Standard features include BabySmart airbag child seat sensor, automatic air conditioning, 19-inch AMG forged aluminum wheels, DISTRONIC PLUS distance pacing, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control.
4. 2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG S65 Cabriolet – $247,900
Mercedes-Benz raises the bar on what is arguably the most attractive convertible on the market by introducing a new top-of-the-line version powered by a twin-turbocharged AMG 6.0-liter V-12. Rated at 621 horsepower, the AMG S65 holds a not-so-slight edge over the base model AMG S63 that produces 577 horsepower. A 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive gives this convertible the authority to get to 60 mph in 4 seconds. Standard features include automatic air conditioning, 20-inch AMG forged aluminum wheels, cruise control, DISTRONIC PLUS distance pacing, ABS and driveline traction control.
3. 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible – $264,300
The top of the line GT Speed convertible is powered by a choice of three twin-turbo engines: a 500-hp V-8, a 521-hp V-8 S, and a 582-hp W-12. All feature an 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode and all-wheel drive. Zero to 60 mph can be reached in 3.9 seconds. Standard features include 20-inch aluminum wheels, automatic full-time all-wheel drive, Auto-leveling suspension, and cruise control with steering wheel controls.
2. 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish Volante – $305,650
The Vanquish’s sonorous 568-horsepower 5.9-liter, 48-valve V12 engine will drive you through the countryside and beyond. Despite its might, the weight of the Vanquish Volante keeps the 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode transmission keeps 0-60 mph to a manageable 3.5 seconds. Standard features include 20-inch aluminum wheels, Touchtronic III sequential shift control w/steering wheel controls, front and rear anti-roll bars, speed sensitive rain detecting variable intermittent wipers, and AMi III infotainment system.
1. 2017 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SuperVeloce Roadster – $535,500
Obscenely powerful flamboyant, fast, and expensive all at once, the SuperVeloce Roadster is an exercise in excess. The 6.5-liter V12 engine mated to a 7-speed automated manual gearbox plus all-wheel drive commands a 750-hp strong output does well to give you the adrenaline thrill of any supercar, sans a roof. Able to hit 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, standard features for the SuperVeloce Roadster includes 19-inch aluminum front wheels, 20-inch aluminum rear wheels, sequential shift control w/steering wheel controls, permanent locking hubs, real-time traffic display, 2-way power driver seat, and perimeter alarm.