Friday Face-Off: August 15, 2014
Two Japanese Luxury Folding Roof Summer Rides
The Infiniti Q60 has a Nissan Z chassis underneath, but stretched to accommodate a back seat. It is actually one of those convertibles with a folding metal roof that resides in the trunk. The 3.7liter V6 resides under the hood with 325 horsepower. There is a sportier version with a manual gearbox available, with an even more powerful 343 horsepower IPL model on tap. This one is guaranteed to stand out in a crowd.
You could also stand out in a Lexus IS convertible. Also, with a folding metal roof, the IS C has a rear seat and all of the necessities of any given Lexus. There are two engines available – the 2.5liter and 3.5liter V6. The latter has 306 horsepower and both models are also available in the F Sport package. Just like the Infiniti, you could choose an open roof experience with the wind in your hair, or draw the roof closed for a hushed luxurious ride.
The Z-inspired Infiniti or the F-Sport Lexus – which metal-roof convertible would you take a summer’s drive in?
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