Big luxurious convertibles always attract a certain opprobrium, like opera singers performing pop songs, as though what they do is not sufficiently full of gravitas or integrity.But these four big convertibles – SL63 AMG, XKR-S, M6 and GTC V8 – are not show ponies, dressaging along on shiny alloys, making show-off trumpety noises, bedecked with soft leather chaise lounges for the cosseted elite. They’re proper quick, and proper vicious. Yes, even that orange Bentley.The reason I know this is I just about caught one of these cars with a desperate whirl of panicky arms at the peak of an off-camber crest, as it spat violently sideways at very high speed, alarming a good number of local woolly ruminants, but alarming me rather a lot more – given the choice I like my mince to made of lamb, not me and expensive metal.Rather than these cars’ usual foraging grounds in the Cote D’Azur or somewhere equally resplendent with caviar-laden blinis and champagne-laden girls, we’ve been sent into the damp, heathery expanses of North Wales, on weaving roads barely wide enough, with an unpredictable surface that has more random wet patches than a puppy training school, and sprinkled with suicidal sheep, to see… Read full this story
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