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5 Convertibles You Wish you Were Driving For 2014

Posted on: February 16, 2014 by Platinum Direct

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With 2014 here, maybe its time we dump our cars for one of these five convertible cars that we wish we could drive right now.

Summer is on its way, and there is feeling in my stomach that cruising down the road in my outdated Year 2000 BMW Series 3 model isn’t as fun as it use to be.

With money in my pocket to burn, a new convertible is needed. One that roars to life when it turns on and rockets down the streets when the pedal is tapped. One that is dynamic and desirable; traditional, but contemporary.

There are plenty of older convertibles on the market, but with 2014 closing in, maybe holding out for one of these fives beauties will be the best decision.

Jaguar F-Type

Convertible Jaguar F Type

This two-seater Jaguar beast is on the high price side for sports cars with reported rumours that the car will be valued between $138,000 to $200,000.

Each F-Type has a 7-speed automatic transmission and combines Jaguar’s history of prestige with newfound power. This slick speedster has options galore with 3-liter V6 to a 495-hp V-8 engines available at your pedals.

Enough to hit 100kph in four seconds, the F-Type’s extensive use of dynamic aluminum and sports suspension ensures that it’s designed to enhance the car’s rocketing speeds with grace.

Sadly, Jaguar Australia has yet to announce a release date, but talk suggests that it will be in second half of 2014.

2014 McLaren MP4-12C Roadster

Convertible Mclaren MP4-12 C Roadster

McLaren went all out in bringing the MP4-12C Roadster to life, thanks to the success of bitter rival Ferrari’s 458 Spider Model. Never one to let things go, McLaren has ensured that this two-seater wonder is a joy for drivers to behold.

With a folding hardtop of carbon-fiber construction instead of a soft-top, the Roadster’s lightweight frame means that you’ll feel the twin-turbo 3.8-liter V-8 engine when it hits 60 mph in a blistering 2.9 seconds.

The Roadster’s forged-aluminum suspension components, carbon-ceramic brakes, and hydraulic damper system mean that it will stay on its feet, rather than skyrocketing when it reaches its max of 205kph.

Having said that, the MP4-12C will cost a few dollars – $231,400 to be exact. And is rumoured for released in early-to-mid 2014.

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Convertible Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

The Stingray is one hell of a beast. There is only one problem though: we have to wait until at least until late 2014 before we can pay the modest $61,000 for it. Which is a big ask, considering we want one now.

The new convertible is a little cleaner than its C6 predecessor – sharper, tighter and more vibrant with its fabric roof, and awesome cooling ducts loaded by its shoulders.

The ducts are there for good reason. Under the hood, the Stingray has a 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 engine that will pack of a punch of 450 watts of horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque.

Hitting 60mph in 3.8 seconds, the Corvette is a speed demon – and that’s without the Z51 Performance Package, with its dry-sump oiling and cooling system, added on top, to keep the car cool.

Subaru BRZ Roadster

<Convertible Subaru BRZ Roadster

This is a new step for Subaru: a brand not known for its convertibles. But the BRZ Roadster, with its clash of contemporary and traditional values, could be the ace in the hole.

The traditional is represented by the open-top, rear-drive, two-seat roadster with its smooth outlay. The modern is the chunky good looks, lightweight chassis, eight-speed transmission and monstrous 200-horsepower four-cylinder engine. Which makes the BRZ is the most exciting car to debut next year.

No official Australian date has been confirmed, but the BRZ is set to cost around $30,000.

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible

Convertible 2015 Ford Mustang

Sydney recently got its first glimpse of Ford’s newest hero car: the 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible and it did not disappoint.

Available in both four-cylinder and V8 engines, this American made muscle car will be hitting our shores equipped with all the mod-con luxuries, including a “Shaker” sound system, radar cruise control and sensor key.

With an expected opening price tag of $45,000, it is one of the most anticipated convertibles on the market later this year.

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