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An advanced chassis and Bentley's renowned 6.0-litre engine make the Continental GT Speed Convertible the most driver-focused soft-top of the Continental range.

19 Apr 2021 | International News : U.K.

Bentley Motors has introduced a new flagship version of the ultimate, open-top grand tourer - the Continental GT Speed Convertible. The performance-orientated Speed model is the most powerful, driver-focused interpretation of the benchmark convertible grand tourer.

The third generation Continental GT Speed Convertible features an enhanced version of Bentley's renowned 6.0-litre W12 TSI engine, delivering 650bhp. This power is enough to propel the Continental GT Speed Convertible from zero to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 335km/h.

650bhp 6.0-litre W12 will propel the Continental GT Speed Convertible to 100 km/h from a standstill in 3.7 seconds
Handbuilt in Crewe, the 6.0-litre is claimed by Bentley to be the most advanced 12-cylinder engine in the world. Both engine and transmission have been recalibrated for the Speed to suit the car's powerful credentials.

The Continental GT Speed Convertible also comes with enhanced chassis technology, including all-wheel steering, an electronic rear differential and the option of carbon ceramic brakes. This helps deliver superior vehicle agility and confidence without impacting on the Continental’s acclaimed ride comfort.

Distinguishing this Grand Tourer as a pinnacle performance model, the Continental GT Speed Convertible offers unique exterior and interior detailing, including Speed sport sills, dark tint grilles and Speed badging. Customers can also choose from three finishes to the unique 22-inch forged Speed wheels.

A jewelled fuel and oil filler cap, plus the illuminated outer treadplate are a nod to the Speed's performance credentials.

Speed badging on the passenger fascia, and an Alcantara steering wheel set the Speed model apart from regular Continentals
A tailored, 'Z-fold' roof that can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds at speeds of up to 50km/h, transforming the car from a luxurious coupe to an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button. Seven exterior roof colours are available, including a contemporary interpretation of traditional British tweed. Black, Blue, Claret and Grey are among the other options. Furthermore, eight interior roof liner finishes are offered, ranging from New Red to Magnolia.

An entirely new combination of roof insulating materials and operating mechanism, combined with sealing system improvements and acoustic treatments, create a Convertible Grand Tourer that is as quiet as the previous generation Continental GT Coupe.

Inside a luxuriously-appointed cabin, the new Continental GT Convertible model includes Speed badging on the passenger fascia, an Alcantara steering wheel and a unique colour split trim in hide and Alcantara. Customers can further choose from 15 main and 11 secondary hide choices for the cabin.

Diamond in Diamond quilting and Speed embroidered headrests hint at the performance characteristics of the most potent Continental GT Convertible, while Mono Tone colour split with Alcantara/leather is a no cost option.

All-wheel steering and an electronic rear differential make this the most driver-focused convertible of the Continental GT range
Piano Black veneer is standard in the Speed, with Crown Cut, Dark Stain Burr Walnut and Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus offered as no cost options. Open pore Dark Stain Burr Walnut veneer, Crown Cut Walnut and Koa are also available.

Sports pedals and Speed treadplate plaques are fitted as standard, while customers can choose the optional Dark Tint, Engine Turned Aluminium console, or a leather alternative to the Speed colour split trim and the Speed Colour Specification.

A neckwarmer (which is both warmer and quieter than in the previous generation model), is seamlessly integrated into the heated and vented Comfort Seats, optimising efficiency and airflow around the electrically adjustable headrests.

The styling highlight of the new neckwarmer is a chrome centre vane that stretches the full width of the duct, echoing Bentley’s famous 'bullseye' vents. Combined with a heated steering wheel and heated armrests, these sophisticated comfort features create a luxurious driving experience in all environments.

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