The new Bentley Continental GT Convertible offers the same enhancements as its coup stable-mate, coupled with the sheer exhilaration of open-top driving. What better reason do you need to live a life more spontaneous?
The prodigious W12 twin-turbo engine brings a new variable displacement system that combines lower emissions with greater output, elevating the power to a stunning 590 PS. You'll feel the promise of performance the moment you slide your hands around the redesigned steering wheel; your fingers, a touch away from the column-mounted paddle-shift gear selectors.
On the outside, the new models iconic grille has changed from gloss black to bright chrome to match its W12-engined stablemates. Inside the cabin, the new steering wheel with paddle-shift gear selectors invites a supremely assured grip, while redesigned and increased storage means all that you need is now even closer to hand.
Each body line, crease and swell of bodywork has a look of millimetre-perfect precision. From the front, the face of the Continental GT Convertible appears hewn from solid metal, with distinctive large inner headlamps flanking the familiar Bentley mesh grille. A sweeping body line spears backwards from the front wheel to meet the muscular curve of the rear wheels haunch, projecting a wide and confident stance. Superforming, a technique that uses a combination of 500C temperature and air pressure, is used to form the Continental GT Convertibles immaculately tailored lines
The Continental GT Convertible delivers breathtaking performance. Its twin-turbo W12 engine now produces 590PS (up from 575PS), with maximum torque of 720 Nm available from just 1700 rpm for effortless power at the flex of the drivers right foot. The figures tell their own story: the Continental GT Convertible accelerates from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 195 mph.
An all-wheel drive power train gives the Continental GT Convertible reassuring traction in all conditions. The impressive power of the W12 engine is sent to all four wheels, with a 60:40 rear power delivery bias for optimum handling. As a result, it is not simply one of the fastest convertibles in the world but also one of the most confidence-inspiring, delivering exceptional grip and control.
In the Continental GT, 0-60mph takes just 4.3 seconds and 100 miles an hour can be reached in 9.8 seconds from standstill. The figures for the Continental GT Convertible are equally impressive: 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 10.3 seconds.
Yet, as ever, its not just what the Bentley does; its how it does it. Devastating speed, delivered with silken smoothness: a balance of attributes from the most beautifully balanced of engines.
The driver of a Bentley grand tourer rightly demands access to a world of information and entertainment on the move. In this respect, Bentleys Continental GT Convertible meet every expectation. At the heart of the infotainment system is a 30GB hard drive, which offers up to 15GB of storage space for music as well as a massive amount of mapping data.