- Fastest four-seat convertible in the world with a top speed of 325 km/h
- Exhilarating supercar performance from uprated 625 PS (616 bhp) W12 engine and eight-speed transmission
- Muscular lines and sporting, contemporary hand-crafted luxury
- An engaging, sensory driving experience with coupe-like refinement
- Enhanced W12 efficiency with a 15% improvement in driving range, fuel economy and emissions
- Global debut at Detroit Auto Show, January 2013
The Continental GT Speed Convertible, Bentley's new open-top performance flagship - and the world's fastest four-seat convertible - makes its international debut on 14th January at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit.
The new GT Speed Convertible combines the sensory pleasures of roof-down luxury touring with the shattering performance of a 625 PS (616 bhp) twin-turbocharged 6.0 litre W12, while delivering a 15% improvement in fuel efficiency. The close-ratio eight-speed transmission, uprated and lowered suspension and retuned steering provide exhilarating acceleration and sharp, communicative handling without detriment to the ride comfort of Bentley's Continental convertible. Permanent all-wheel drive ensures optimum traction and power delivery whatever the road conditions.
Taking its place at the pinnacle of the Bentley Continental range, the new GT Speed Convertible has a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h) and in true Bentley style, no compromises have been made in craftsmanship, luxury or refinement to deliver this unrivalled performance. Subtle sporting design cues include exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels, dark-tint grilles and 'rifled' exhaust tail pipes. Inside its handcrafted cabin, the GT Speed convertible features the Mulliner Driving Specification as standard, blending contemporary luxury with a distinctly sporting character.
Commenting on the new Continental GT Speed Convertible, Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive Dr Wolfgang Schreiber said: "Following the recent successful introduction of the GT Speed, the new GT Speed Convertible will appeal to drivers who seek the sensory thrills of the world's fastest four-seat soft-top and the practicality of a year-round grand tourer, together with unrivalled levels of luxury and refinement. It is designed for those who accept no compromise."
Photos: Bentley Motors UK