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Trendy cars for this summer

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Trendy cars for this summer

Summer is just around the corner and the inautonews.com team is presenting you with some of the hottest convertibles money can buy these days.

McLaren 650S Spider

The McLaren 650S Spider is the newest vehicle in its segment. IT has been unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show and it has replaced the 12C Spider. The supercar has a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine under its hood, developing 641 HP (478 kW) and 680 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is connected to a 7-speed dual clutch transmission. The model weighs just 40 kg more than its coupe brother and it’s a direct rival for the Lamborghini Huracan Spider and Ferrari 458 Spider.

Lamborghini Huracan Spider

Lamborghini hasn’t officially presented the new Huracan Spider but the supercar is just around the corner. It will probably get a soft top and it will weigh just a few kg more than the solid roof version. Power will be provided by the same 5.2 liter V10 naturally aspirated engine found in the regular Huracan, which has been borrowed from the Gallardo. The unit has been upgraded to produce 602 HP (449 kW) and 560 Nm (413 lb-ft) of torque.

Ferrari 458 Spider

The Ferrari 458 Spider is the drop-top version of the 458 Italia. It has been introduced 3 years ago in Frankfurt and rumors are saying that it will receive a successor probably next year. The model has the same 4.5 liter V8 engine under its hood as the 458 Italia, which is producing 562 HP (419 kW) and 540 Nm (398 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is sending its power to the rear-wheel drive through a seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

Porsche 918 Spyder

This is in a whole new class being a hybrid hypercar which is competing against the McLaren P1 and the Ferrari LaFerrari. We have added it in our top thanks to its roadster body style. The 918 Spyder has a 4.6 liter V8 engine, backed up by two electric motors. The total output produced stands at 887 HP (661 kW) and 1,275 Nm (940 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration is made in just 2.6 seconds and top speed stands at approximately 345 km/h (214 mph).

Jaguar F-Type Roadster

Introduced last summer, during the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed, the Jaguar F-Type Roadster is definitely more attractive that its main Porsche competitor. It’s being offered with two engines in three outputs, the 3.0 liter V6 with 335 HP (250 kW) and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque and 375 HP (279 kW) and 460 Nm (339 lb-ft) of torque, and with a 5.0 liter supercharged V8, producing 488 HP (364 kW) and 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) of torque.

BMW M4 Convertible

If we lower our price tag and we are looking for a five-seat, two-door coupe, than the BMW M4 Convertible is probably what the doctor recommended. It’s based on the new M3 generation and it has the same 3.0 liter inline-six engine under its hood, with 425 HP (317 kW) and 550 Nm (406 lb-ft) of torque. The 0 to 100 km/h acceleration is made in 4.3 seconds with the M Double Clutch 7-speed transmission. Top speed is electronically limited to 250 km/h.

Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Perhaps one of the most attractive new convertibles on the market, the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has been introduced a couple of months ago in Geneva. It’s powered by a 240 HP (177 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque 1.75 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine which is allowing it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds and to reach an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h.

These would be the obvious choices for the 2014 summer in my perspective, depending on how much money you have to spend on a brand new “toy”. What would your vehicle of choice be for the next few months?

by Cristian Gnaticov (my Google+) - Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 - filed under Alfa Romeo, BMW, Editors, Ferrari, Jaguar, Lamborghini, News, Porsche, Sticky news. Image credit: .
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