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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