The new Bentley Continental GT Convertible offers the same enhancements as its coupé 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 model’s 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 bodyline, 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 bodyline spears backwards from the front wheel to meet the muscular curve of the rear wheel’s haunch, projecting a wide and confident stance. Superforming, a technique that uses a combination of 450ºC temperature and air pressure, is used to form the Continental GT Convertible’s immaculately tailored lines.
The driver of a Bentley grand tourer rightly demands access to a world of information and entertainment on the move. In this respect, Bentley’s 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.
For the Continental GT Convertible’s cockpit, Bentley’s interior design team has created a cocoon of curved yet crisply-defined planes and surfaces. From the sweep of the fascia architecture, inspired by the form of the Bentley wings, to the satin-chrome dials with their white illumination, the interior of the Continental GT Convertible expresses timeless Bentley design cues with contemporary flair. The supportive Mulliner GT Design seats now have the option to be crafted from semi-aniline hides to give the cockpit a spacious ambiance and their slim line design offers easy access to rear seats. All leather surfaces are soft-touch, yet seams and edges are precisely defined. Instrument graphics are elegant and clear; the cabin architecture has a lithe, inviting feel.
|Max power||590 PS / 582 bhp / 434 kw @ 6000 rpm|
|Fuel Type||98 (95) RON|
|Combined||19.8 mpg 14.3 litres / 100 km|
|City driving (US)||12 mpg|
|Highway driving (US)||20 mpg|
|Maximum torque||720 Nm / 531 lb.ft @ 1800 rpm|
|Max speed||196 mph / 315 km/h|
|CO2 emissions||333 g/km|
|Length||4807 mm / 189.3 in|
|Width||2226 mm / 87.6 in|
|Height||1400mm / 55.1 in|
|Wheelbase||2746mm / 108 in|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||2900 kg / 6393 lb|
|Boot Volume||260 litres / 9.1 cu ft|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons|
|Weight||2495 kg / 5501 lb|
|Emission Controls||EU 6 / LEV II|