Summer's the perfect time to flash some hot wheels, and what better to do it in than these five luxe convertibles available in Hong Kong:
Fast and flashy: Ferrari California 30
The new Ferrari California 30 is characterised by the number 30, being 30 kilograms lighter and 30 horse power more powerful than the previous version. Boasting a maximum of 490 horse power and a reduced zero to 100 kilometres/hour acceleration time of 3.8 seconds, this sleek set of wheels is available in blue and red.
Ferrari, Unit 6V510, Level 6, Hong Kong International Airport, Terminal 1, Hong Kong, www.ferrari.com.hk
Smooth and stylish: Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
The Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet (HK$1,934,000) has trademark wide-arched wings, 350 hp and a top track speed of 177 miles per hour (286 kilometres per hour). The auto start stop function saves you energy at traffic lights, and the 'coasting' function with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) saves you even more fuel when decelerating. Available in silver and red.
Porsche, G/F, AXA Centre, 151 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2926 2911, www.porsche.com.hk
Luxurious and comfortable: BMW M6 Convertible
Combining luxury with comfort, the BMW M6 Convertible (HK$2,106,000) features a 4.4-litre, TwinPower Turbo V8 engine and is fitted with a high-quality soft-top with an automatic opening mechanism. Available in blue, the roof of the M6 opens in nine seconds and closes in 24 seconds at up to 40 kilometres per hour.
BMW, G/F, Dah Sing Financial Centre, 108 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 3129 9010, www.bmwhk.com
Speedy and fast: McLaren MP4-12C Spider
McLaren’s MP4-12C Spider features a quick-folding roof that opens at speeds of up to 30 kilometres per hour. Available in red, the 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo engine runs via rear-driven wheels, while the seven-speed dual-clutch transmission allows for lightning-fast gear changes.
McLaren, Shop 4, G/F, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, +852 2893 1888, www.hongkong.mclaren.com
Cute and compact: MINI Roadster Automatic
MINI introduces its sixth model with the MINI Roadster Automatic (HK$380,000), featuring a sporty design in nine colours and a semi-auto operated soft top. The active rear spoiler pops up on its own at 80 kilometres per hour to give you superior driving power and force, while the front-wheel drive and inline four-cylinder engines give you that MINI go-kart feeling.
MINI, Shop 1, G/F, QRE Plaza, 202 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, +852 3193 6800, www.minihk.com