Driving in the warmer months is the best feeling for many car enthusiasts, whether there is a destination in mind or you’re simply driving, to drive. But, there is little point in driving in the warmer months if you’re not able to properly take in the smells, views and atmosphere of the Spring/Summer. With that in mind, we have trawled through our favourite cars to give you the top cars to take you through the long, bright and beautiful days ahead of us; take it as a perfect starting opportunity to plan your dream summer road trip…
A Mazda, you say? Surely not… but yes, in fact, the car that made motoring fun and is no doubt, one of the best roadsters to get your hands on this summer, for the perfect drive through Spring. Considered a top car amongst many, even Top Gear have given it the relatively elusive score of 9/10. In its fourth generation, the impressively light, two-seat soft top with compact four cylinder engine and six-speed gearbox is a pleasure to drive, handling difficult roads with precision and control. It’s the simplicity of the car that really brings joy, giving you the opportunity to drive easily, whilst taking in your surroundings. With 129bhp, weighing in at less than a tonne, it moves in ways you can only imagine…
Another car with terrific handling, which makes it the second choice of our best Spring vehicles. One for a group of friends or the adventurous family type, this is the roomiest Mini to have ever been made. Biting into bends, it’s three cylinder 1.5 litre engine mixed with it’s lightweight motor, gives it the perfect attributes to have a great deal of fun on the road, whilst being controlled. With your typical Mini interior, but more of a hint of BMW performance, Mini are on track to keep producing cars that offer a quick, fun and enjoyable drive to take to the roads in.
You can never have too much power… made in the home country and holding a pretty significant price tag, the Jaguar F-Type has been one of the most exciting cars to launch in recent years. A mesmerising car, this is truly a motor that dominates you with power and presence. A car to take on the roads to simply enjoy the drive and nothing else, apart from the hint of knowing it’s sunny outside to add extra enjoyment. With a shining road ahead of you, this astonishingly fast car has you poised at the wheel at all times. Strictly a two seater ride, the interior doesn’t disappoint, and with the ability to drop the roof at the touch of a button and let the wind add to the experience, this truly is one of the best cars to drive in Spring.
RANGE ROVER SPORT
A performance focused Land Rover, using aluminium construction, meaning a much lighter and faster version to it’s predecessor. A great choice for summer, darting through the countryside, whilst also holding the capability to wade through 85cm of water; giving you the adventure option, which so many yearn for. A car that surpasses all expectations on the road, feeling light and in control, with no struggle to fight the mass of car at your feet. With many mind blowing features including an adaptive dynamic system that monitors and responds to sensor readings 500 times per second; they’ve thought of everything, to make this model the best of an already great bunch. A great deal of space is on offer, with an optional third row of seating available, making it the perfect car to take on the first road trip of the season.
A small, yet diverse range of cars to suit the needs of many wanting to break out onto the tarmac for some fresh Spring air and some good old excitement from the road. Naturally, a convertible is the best car for the warmer months, but not always the most practical, we are in the UK after all! What would you consider the best Spring vehicle to dart around in this year?