The dominant bonnet line, prominent matrix grille and twin large inner headlamps conﬁrm its pedigree but the Continental GT V8 Convertible has its own distinct character. And one that exudes reﬁned luxury.
To simply call this car a convertible understates its capability. It is both a sensational open tourer when the weather permits and a supremely comfortable year-round drive, as acoustically and thermally well insulated as a coupé, thanks to its unique, four layer roof. The new Continental GT V8 Convertible takes open top comfort to new levels and, with the roof down, lets you enjoy the V8’s exquisite mechanical symphony in full surround sound.
The Crewe styling team has created a Bentley convertible of elegantly tailored lines and muscular form. Those distinctive large, close-set inner headlamps, ringed by jewel-like LED lights, sit either side of the new chrome grille. At the rear, Bentley’s signature ‘floating’ LED lights draw ones eye to the extremities of the car, emphasising its low, wide stance and new lip-style spoiler.
Press the start button on the advanced new 4 litre V8 engine and its inspiring repertoire of sounds is brought to life. From the deep V8 burble at low engine speeds to the rising growl and rasp as the car accelerates. Bentley’s new V8 develops a massive 660 Nm of torque at the comparatively low engine speed of 1700 rpm. Catapulting the Continental GT V8 Convertible from a standing start to 60 miles an hour in just 4.7 seconds, and on to a potential top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).
The symmetrical fascia of the Continental GT V8 Convertible was inspired by the Bentley winged ‘B’, and features a 'flying buttress' centre stack and open illuminated stowage. Inside, the Mulliner GT Design front seats can be specified with an optional neck warmer feature, tempting you to enjoy open-top motoring on your way to the ski run. Choose the optional front seat ventilation system, and excess heat is drawn out of the seat backrest and cushion by silent-running fans, allowing you to experience summer sunshine while remaining cool. Standard on the Continental V8 models is the Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer trim, giving the interior a fresh, contemporary look - and new for 2016 is Dark Stained Madrona veneer, a rich elegant veneer available across the Continental Range.
|Max power||507 PS / 500 bhp / 373 kw @ 6000 rpm|
|Fuel Type||98 (95) RON|
|Combined||25.9 mpg 10.9 litres / 100 km|
|City driving (US)||14 US mpg|
|Highway driving (US)||24 US mpg|
|Maximum torque||660 Nm / 487 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm|
|Max speed||187 mph / 301 km/h|
|CO2 emissions||254 g/km|
|Length||4807 mm / 189.3 in|
|Width||2226 mm / 87.6 in|
|Height||1400 mm / 55.1 in|
|Wheelbase||2746 mm / 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|
|Kerb Weight||2470 kg / 5445 lb|
|Emission Controls||254 g/km|