Test driving Dh3.5m worth of drop-top cars
Capable of a 0-100kph sprint in just 4.1 seconds, the R8 was never going to be caught by the other two.
At nearly three tonnes, there is good reason why every other luxury carmaker aspires to ride like a Rolls — it really is superlative, lissom, silent and unperturbed.
The Maserati Gran Cabrio (right) has an engine borrowed from Ferrari, and boasts 440bhp.
The Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé boasts a 6.75-litre V12 engine, and a Dh2.3m price tag.
The Audi R8, the Maserati Gran Cabrio and the Rolls-Royce Drophead are pictured on the E55 towards the Sharjah/Kalba road.
''I'm the king of the world.''
Audi knows how to make beautiful interiors.
''The Gran Cabrio is the most fun, the R8 V10 is the most able, and the Phantom is the most improbable.''