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5 beautiful sporting convertibles for every budget

Drop the top and feel the wind in your hair as you cruise along in one of these fancy convertibles.

CONVERTIBLES HAVE BEEN around for almost a century now and they are still as aspirational as ever. They are glamorous and sexy and there really is no better feeling than driving along with the wind in your hair and the sun on your face.

We’ve rounded up the best on offer, from the top-end dream car to the slightly more affordable.

Under €250k

2013 Ferrari California 30, €219,950

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The Ferrari California 30 is a grand tourer with a retractable hard top. It is a wonderful sports car and is also suitable for longer journeys. I mean, let’s face it, if you own this you won’t ever want your journeys to end.

The 30 sees a power increased of 30hp over the regular model and it also comes with a Handling Speciale package, which adds stiffer springs and more responsive magnetorheological dampers.

Under €100k

2017 Porsche Boxster, €93,197

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This is one Porsche to make you go ‘phwoar’! This particular model is powered by a new 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four and makes an even 300hp and 380Nm of torque. It is mated to a seven-speed PDK dual-clutch automatic and is rear-wheel drive.

The engine is an astonishing mix of performance, economy and flexibility and the car handles brilliantly. Plus it is stunning to look at and by simply being behind the wheel you will also become stunning to look at. Magic.

Under €70k

2006 Aston Martin DB9 Volante, €69,950

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The Aston Martin DB9 Volante is a real movie star’s car and you can live out all your Bond fantasies behind its wheel – well, maybe leaving out all the shooting and nearly dying stuff.

This is one seriously desirable motor and is a great car to drive as it has impeccable road manners, vice-like grip, and wonderful balance and handling.

Under €40k

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLK 250, €35,850

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The Mercedes-Benz SLK 250 is compact luxury roadster with a retractable hardtop. It has a sumptuous interior with very comfortable seats, perfect for long leisurely roadtrips. But if you do have to get somewhere in a hurry the SLK will do the job with its 0-100km/h time of just 6.7 seconds and a top speed of 243km/h.

Under €11k

2007 BMW Z4, €10,950

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The BMW Z4 offers pure driving pleasure. It is a real driver’s car – just so much fun and so engaging behind the wheel, with really sharp handling. It is sporty and elegant and a classic roadster which attracts more than its fair share of admiring glances, especially with the roof down.

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Melanie May  / https://www.melaniemay.com

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