New Bentley Continental GT Convertible Is A No-Compromise Continent Crusher

Bentley has lifted the veil off the new Continental GT Convertible, the open-top variant of its luxury gran tourer.

The posh convertible gran tourer comes with a tailored soft top that can be deployed or stowed in 19 seconds, with the car travelling up to 30 mph (50km/h). Bentley will offer customers the option between seven different hood colors, including an authentic tweed finish for the first time.

Bentley says that the new fabric soft top features new sealing and acoustic treatments, making the new Continental GT Convertible as quiet as the previous generation Continental GT Coupe.

The new Bentley Continental GT C also features a new neckwarmer system, that’s both quieter and warmer than the previous model, integrated into the heated 20-way adjustable Comfort seats. The new comfort feature gets a chrome center vane that stretches across the full width of the duct, mimicking the style of Bentley’s ‘bullseye’ vents. Combined with features such as the heated steering wheel, seat heaters and new heated armrests, the new Continental GT C poses as a luxurious convertible for all environments.

Underneath its long hood lies the familiar 6.0-liter W12 paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. The figures remain the same with its fixed-roof sibling, meaning 626hp (635PS) and 664lb-ft (900Nm) of torque.

0-60mph comes in 3.7 seconds (0-100km/h in 3.8) and top speed is set at 207mph (333km/h), which is the same with the Coupe. Chopping off the roof in the Continental GT comes with a 352lbs (160kg) weight penalty, with the Convertible tipping the scales at 5,321lbs (2,414kg).

The interior remains the same too, offering a stunningly luxurious environment to the driver and passengers. Bentley claims that rear legroom is identical to the Coupe too. A configurable digital instrument cluster, as well as the rotating 12.3-inch high-def infotainment display is also present, mixed successfully with the finest materials, including leather, metal and of course rare wooden veneers.

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  • Merc1

    Absolutely gorgeous. Now bring on the the Flying Spur.

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  • alexxx

    Truly beautiful…

  • ksegg

    Who am I kidding, I want one!

  • Mr. EP9

    Now we wait for the Flying Spur and GT Speed

  • STUNNING INTERIOR.
    SHAME THIS GEN HAS SUCH A DRAB REAR END, MAYBE IT LOOKS BETTER IN PERSON.

    • pcurve

      yeah the rear is like, old camaro or sebring ish.

    • nastinupe

      Looks better in real life. Trust me. The car is absolutely beautiful.

      • I HOPE SO SINCE THE LAST GEN WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES.

  • Matthew Daraei

    That interior is from another galaxy, it’s stunning!

  • TheBelltower

    This is really sexy. I would love to see one in 1990s dark metallic green or deep metallic red. The black grille is a huge improvement versus the conspicuously fake plastichrome grille that we normally see. Though authentic metal mesh is really what it should be.

  • Six Thousand Times

    All that diamond stitching is too, er, middle eastern for my tastes but otherwise it’s a beaut.

  • El de Ngaan

    Picture 34 reveals a design flaw. The rake of the frameless windows behind the front seats is so large that the windows actually overshoots the entire door. In tight spaces when opening doors with the windows fully closed, the glass would hit an obstacle first but not the panel of the door.

    • James Denz

      The Windows do pop down a bit when the doors are opened on coupes and convertibles. I wonder if that solves the alleged problem.

      • El de Ngaan

        Noted, let hope it’s not an issue after all. By the way nice car you’ve got there.

        • James Denz

          Thanks. The exhaust sound from its twelve cylinders makes me smile.

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