Summer is almost here – the grass is slowly growing back, the wind is getting warmer and the buds are just starting to appear on the trees. It’s a fantastic time of year to get outside and take in the fresh air, and the best way to do that is to rev your engine and roll down the windows.
Spring driving is all about having a good time, taking to the open road with the sun roof down or convertible top rolled back and celebrating the warm weather while it lasts. Whereas in winter you had to take every corner cautiously for fear of skidding, in the summer you get to blast your way down the highway.That means it’s time to put away the bulky vans and SUVs and break out the sporty, peppy two-doors.
If you’re wondering how you can drive a new car each season without totally breaking the bank, it’s simple: join a car subscription service. But before you do, read on to find the perfect summer car. The criteria for a great summer vehicle are pretty simple: it needs to be fun, it needs to be fast and you need tobe able to embrace the sunshine outside. Let’s look at four awesome cars that fit the bill.
This had to make the list, for the sheer fact that it’s such an iconic “fun” car. The Chevrolet Corvette, nicknamed “America’s Sports Car”, is the perfect car for driving down a two-lane highway on a warm day. It has some serious torque and a 6-litre V8 engine that roars like a lion in the hot savannah. Lease of buy the stingray convertible for some extra top-down fun.
The Boxster is a true feat of German engineering – it’s as though a bunch of top engineers, designers, and parts manufacturers got together to answer the question, “how do we make the most obscenely fun car we can”. The result is a two-door convertible with a naturally aspirated flat-6 engine, a sleek, racy body and a 0-60 of four seconds.
Tesla Model S
Hate having to pull over in the intense summer heat and pump gas? Hate having to pay through the nose while you do it? Well, then maybe the perfect summer car for you is the Tesla Model S, a fully electric car that doesn’t skimp on the speed, fun or driveability. The Model S, and its pricier brother the Model X, are justifiably getting some great press. The world hasn’t seen an electric car with an advertised 2.4 second 0-60 (yes, you read that right).
The MINI Cooper might not be the fastest car on the road, but it certainly has some pep. This pint-sized British car is incredibly fun to drive, and handles surprisingly well. Best of all, you can feel the driving experience more acutely than you do with other, bulkier cars. For this reason alone, it’s a fantastic summer car. Plus, it gets a lot of looks!
These are four of the fastest, most fun cars out there, and they’re perfect for a summer full of driving. And no one’s saying you have to buy a car for the express purpose of summer driving – there are always leases or car subscriptions if you wanted a shorter-term commitment. Whichever car you choose, and however you acquire it, just make sure to enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!