Summer is already well underway, and so is the convertible season! Even if this body style is generally losing ground in France, the cabriolet still rhymes with pleasure. And when it is designed by a luxury manufacturer, the pleasure is multiplied tenfold. Discover our selection of luxury convertibles for the summer of 2022.
It’s not the newest in our selection, but it’s probably the most luxurious. Where the competition emphasises sportiness, the Dawn prefers a high level of comfort. Its 571 hp 6.6 litre V12 engine is a piece of work. Production is due to end this year, but orders can still be placed for the most luxurious and comfortable convertible on the market.
Bentley Continental GTC
In its 20-year career, the Bentley Continental GT has become a small institution in the Crewe-based manufacturer’s range. In its second generation, it is also available as a convertible and combines two contradictory characteristics: comfort and sportiness. Bentley offers its customers the Continental GTC with a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 producing 550 hp or a 6.0-litre W12 producing 659 hp.
Aston Martin DBS Volante
This is arguably the most aesthetically elegant of all luxury convertibles. The Gaydon-based company’s designers have done it again, and the lines and curves are absolutely sublime. Without ever neglecting comfort, the Aston Martin DBS Volante is a rocket on four wheels. Its 725bhp twin-turbocharged 5.2-litre V12 gives as much voice as it does feel.
McLaren 720S Spider
She is the tracker of the bunch. The luxury is its performance. Aesthetically, the McLaren 720S was developed in a wind tunnel and elegance is obviously not its key word. What she knows how to do is to go fast, very fast even, with astonishing performances. Its twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 develops 720bhp, all in a car that weighs only about 1.3 tonnes thanks to the extensive use of carbon fibre. By comparison, this model is half the weight of the Rolls-Royce Dawn.
Ferrari 812 GTS
It’s not the most powerful convertible at Ferrari, that privilege being reserved for the formidable SF90 Stradale Spider and its 1000bhp hybrid V8. The 812 GTS is the synthesis of comfort, sportiness and Italian elegance. With its 812 hp naturally-aspirated 6.5-litre V12, the Italian cabriolet is certainly, along with the Aston Martin DBS Volante, the best-sounding of all the models presented.
Lamborghini Huracan Evo Spyder
A technical cousin of the Audi R8, the Lamborghini Huracan has a style reminiscent of science fiction movies. Its naturally-aspirated 5.2-litre V10 engine, doomed to disappear due to environmental standards, is a little masterpiece of acoustics and offers one of the most beautiful melodies in the car industry. With its 640 hp under the right foot, the sensations are there.
Maserati MC20 Cielo
This is the new model in this selection. The MC20 Cielo is derived from the coupé model and has a less noble engine than all the models we have presented in this selection. It is nevertheless a 3.0 litre twin-turbo V6 developing a whopping 630 hp. The MC20 Cielo is a pure Italian product and marks Maserati‘s return to the world of luxury, which is good because we missed it.