We might not have the ideal climate for them, but in Britain we love our convertibles. And when those sunny days do finally arrive, there’s never a bad time to drop the top and enjoy some wind in your hair.
Our idea of soft-top perfection isn’t all about raw performance and speed, either. The following 10 cars are our picks of the best convertibles and cabriolets for open-air cruising.
Say what you will about Porsche’s decision to replace swap the Boxster’s evocative naturally-aspirated six-cylinder engine out for a new turbocharged flat-four, you can’t deny just how brilliant the 718 is at fulfilling the open-top sporting two-seater brief.
Yes, it may not sound quite as spine-tinglingly good as it used to, but as a driver’s machine it’s tough to beat. Communicative steering, a supremely balanced chassis and plenty of grunt all combine to make this the stand out car in its class. Its mid-engined layout means there’s a usable amount of storage space at the nose, too, which is handy.