H&S Magazine Car Of The Week Issue 42: The New Continental GT Convertible | Epitomising the Spirit of Grand Touring | Bentley Motors
The New Continental GT Convertible
“Epitomising the Spirit of Grand Touring”
The new Bentley Continental GT Convertible sets new standards in craftsmanship, elegance and style. Designed and built by hand at the Bentley factory in England, it takes the exhilaration of open-air grand touring to thrilling new heights.
TRULY EXTRAORDINARY DESIGN
Sharing the same breath-taking styling of the new Continental GT, the new Continental GT Convertible is truly extraordinary. Every inch a grand tourer, it features a sleek, new Bentley design language, characterised by sharp lines sweeping the length of the car.Low, wide proportions lend the car an air of power and presence – an effect emphasised by every detail, from cut crystal-effect LED matrix headlamps to LED tail lamps that resemble illuminated red gemstones.
With the four-layer insulated roof closed, the new Continental GT Convertible exudes sophistication. A choice of fabrics allows you to put your personal stamp on your car – you can even opt for a stunning new Tweed roof, for a truly individual touch. All this before you even step inside.
STREAMLINED ROOF DESIGN THAT DELIGHTS
A car of this calibre must be remarkably streamlined – not just in order to cut through the air but also to delight the eye. Which is why Bentley’s designers have gone to great lengths to ensure that when the roof lowers, the exterior and interior blend effortlessly together.
Thanks to an entirely new quick-closing mechanism, the roof folds and rests incredibly low against the car’s waistline. This allows a beautiful design line to sweep up from the side panels and around the rear seats, in a single, fluid curve.
A LUXURIOUS HANDCRAFTED INTERIOR
INNOVATIVE ALL NEW PERFORMANCE
The new Continental GT Convertible epitomises the spirit of grand touring – the desire to drive the world’s finest roads in comfort, exhilaration and style. That’s why the 6.0 litre Bentley 12-cylinder engine beneath its bonnet delivers the perfect fusion of power and refinement. With an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission for smooth, fast gear changes, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds) and reach a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h). Whilst travelling at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h), the roof can still be open or closed.
Learn more about the performance of the new Continental GT.
The new Continental GT Convertible features a choice of four drive modes, allowing you to adjust the car’s performance to suit your journey with a simple, smooth turn of a dial. Choose from Comfort, Sport, Bentley mode or Custom, where you can configure your own combination of settings. With such a wide range of driving modes at your fingertips, you can enhance your drive with every turn.
THE MOST ADVANCED BENTLEY EVER
The new Continental GT Convertible includes a wealth of innovative technology developed specifically to enhance the open-top experience.
While the new Continental GT Convertible is built to make the most of the sunshine, it has also been engineered to excel in more wintry conditions. With Bentley’s new Active All-Wheel Drive at your disposal, this is a grand tourer to be enjoyed all year round.
To complement the exhilaration of driving with the wind in your hair, both the front seats are equipped with innovative cooling technology to keep you comfortable, even in the height of summer.
Even on a crisp, bright day in winter, you can enjoy the thrill of open-top driving, thanks to a heated armrest, heated steering wheel and discreet front seat neck warmers that gently circulate warm air around your neck and shoulders.
THE CONNECTED CONVERTIBLE
PRACTICALLY LIMITLESS CUSTOMISATION
Like every car built at Bentley’s factory in England, the new Continental GT Convertible is crafted by hand. This gives you the freedom to personalise your car, from the exterior finish to the woods, hides, stitching and diamond knurled metal inside. You can even opt for a centre console finished in Côtes de Genève, inspired by the design of Swiss watches.
See how you can personalise your Continental GT Convertible here.
A wide range of exterior paint finishes are available, alongside the option to create your own personal colour with the Mulliner Paint service. Mulliner is Bentley’s personal commissioning department, responsible for bespoke customisation requests.
HOOD AND ROOF OPTIONS
After the exterior paintwork, the most prominent feature of a convertible is often the roof itself. That’s why Bentley gives you the opportunity to choose from a range of seven different hood finishes, including a contemporary new Tweed option.
A further eight options are available for the roof headliner – the innermost layer in a four-layer insulating roof that’s so secure when closed, it can be easy for occupants to forget they’re travelling in a convertible.
NTRODUCING NEW HIDE COLOUR: CRICKET BALL
Among the wide range of hide colours to choose from – including duo-tone themes – is a new colour, created specifically for the new Continental GT Convertible. Cricket Ball is a deep, rich red, evocative of the leather that encases cork cricket balls. It works particularly well with the new Tweed roof.
To learn more about the options for personalising your car, please contact your preferred Bentley dealer.
Create your own perfect Continental GT Convertible using the Bentley configurator.