Al fresco driving is what it’s all about. Hazy summer days, the wind blowing through your hair, there’s no better way to explore the scenic countryside.
If smooth, sleek and stylish is what you are after, the classic roadster or convertible car will transform your idyllic journey into something out of a Hollywood film. Undeniably, our love of the roadster is caught up in luxury and status to boot.
Going beyond “need” and straight to “want,” we’re right there with you! Read on to see our breakdown of the best 2-seater roadsters:
Porsche 718 Boxster
Straight off the bat, the Porsche 718 Boxster packs a punch. Sporty, stylish and with a classic design, the Boxster makes for an exhilarating ride. Powerful and designed with the driver in mind, you can choose from a pair of four-cylinder petrol engines ranging from 2.0 to 2.5-litres, or go for the classic GTS model’s 4.0-litre six-cylinder engine.
Unlike many of the Boxster’s peers, you will find an innovatively designed stylish interior, that houses two boots for added practicality. Often coined as one of the best convertibles available on the market, you can’t deny the Boxster’s appeal.
Audi TT Roadster
Since landing on the scene in 1999, the Audi TT Roadster has been turning heads. With its curvaceous, good-looking, performance-driven design, the Roadster became an industry gamechanger.
Built for speed, the Roadster handles like a dream on the roads. The Roadster’s entry-level 2.0 litre ‘40 TSI’ engine will get you from 0-62 mph in a healthy 6.9 seconds! If that doesn’t spark your adrenaline-fueled interest, the more powerful 2.0-litre engine produces 245 HP hitting 62 mph from standstill in 6.1 seconds flat.
The Roadster’s interior really sings. Boasting super supportive leather sport seats, and drool-worthy tech, the Roadster often tops the “best of” lists.
Mazda MX-5 Roadster
No roadster list would be complete without the Mazda MX-5 making an appearance. Since breaking ground in 1989, the MX-5 is still one of the best 2-seater roadsters available on the market. With its ultra-responsive handling, powerful engine and affordable price bracket, the MX-5 has never lost sight of what it is.
Mazda have never held back with the MX-5s design finding the perfect balance between the driving experience and the car itself. At entry-level, the MX-5 offers a 1.5-litre engine that just begins to purr. To roar, make sure you opt for the 2.0-litre model. You’ll thank us later!
Often flying under the radar, you can’t ignore the allure of the Vauxhall VX220. Born out of the Lotus Elise era, and sporting many similar design features and components, the VX220 is the friendlier, more flexible and forgiving sister!
Known for its impressive handling, steering and brake capabilities, the VX220 also boasts a controlled, supple and remarkable driving experience. With 2003’s Turbo reaching supercar levels of performance, the VX220 is a classic car for the roadster enthusiast!
Bursting with character and clearly inspired by classic convertible muscle cars, the BMW Z4 unites luxury and comfort with high-performance thrills. Its engine can be found up front and centre, includes rear-wheel drive, and the M40i boasts a 3.0-litre engine that hits 335bhp.
Unlike many of its peers, the Z4 is comfortable enough o cover long distances if needed. Now, the Z4 doesn’t come cheap. But, the payoff is worth every penny.
Alfa Romeo Spider
Designed by the innovative minds at Pininfarina, the multi-award-winning Alfa Romeo Spider has been causing a stir in the industry since it was first revealed in 2005. Marketed with the “wind-in-your-hair” experience at its core, the Spider lives up to its dreamy appeal with its sleek roof-down design.
Renowned for its silky-smooth performance, the V6 tops the charts for the purists!
You could say that the Nissan 370Z is one of the motoring industry’s worst kept secrets. Born out of Nissan’s long line of performance-orientated ‘Z’ cars, the 370Z makes for a thrilling ride.
Outgunning the likes of the Audi TT and Porsche Cayman, the 370Z packs a punch beneath its bonnet. There, you will find a powerful V6 engine that delivers enough acceleration to keep even the most conservative petrolhead on their toes.
If you want a fun and enjoyable driving experience without maxing out your budget, the 370Z may well be the roadster for you!
Porsche are a pinnacle of the motor industry with their sharp and ingenious designs. With their sleek, dare I say it, sexy craftsmanship injecting life into some of the country’s most exciting roads to drive, Porsche undeniably come out on top!
Enter the Porsche Cayman.
Effortless, bursting with character and delivering unbeatable performance, the Cayman could well be the two-seater you’ve been waiting for. One of the best-handling 2-seater roadsters out there, your next sweeping, wind-blowing in you hair adventure has never looked more stylish. Running costs and maintenance may set you back a fair penny, but the pay off is worth it.
Retro, chic and effortlessly classic, MINI’s answer to the 2-seater roadster comes with the cute and quirky Coupe. Offering a punchy engine and a driving performance that blends the go-kart handling with MINI’s notorious engaging and responsive steering, there’s a lot to like.
Unlike the Clubman, Cooper S and John Copper Workman models, the Coupe is a hidden gem amongst the brand’s giants. Offering a range of punchy engines, decent dynamics and a fun design to boot, the Coupe is affordable and fun!
Fiat 124 Spider
Dynamic, elegant and with undeniable flair, the Fiat 124 Spider offers an enviable performance matched with sultry design. With a fine-tuned suspension and offering a comfortable driving experience, you can take on anything from the mundane motorway to the twisting tracks of the countryside with ease.
Smooth, affordable and encouraging a slower driving style, the Spider revels in giving you all the fun of the drive matched with lapping up the summer sun on your adventure.
Get ready for summer days and the wind in your hair! What 2-seater roadster caught your eye? Need a bit more encouragement? Check out the financing options we can offer you today.