The world’s fastest four-seat convertible, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible has been unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. The Continental GT Speed Convertible combines supercar performance with the thrill of open top motoring.
Dr.Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive of Bentley said, “The new Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is a truly breath-taking Grand Tourer, promising supercar performance and high end luxury, with the added thrill of open top motoring. This unveiling maintains our position as the largest producer of high-end luxury cars in the world, with our market share continuing to grow.”
Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible sets the bar highEngine Capability
The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is powered by a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 engine that delivers an impressive 460kW with a maximum torque figure of 800Nm. This powerful engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission and a permanent all-wheel drive system that accelerates the GT Continental Speed Convertible to 100km/h in just 4.1 seconds while reaching a top speed of 325km/h. ?Fuel efficiency has been improved by up to 15% and the Continental GT Speed Convertible has a combined fuel consumption figure of 14.5-litres/100km with a CO2 emissions figure of 347g/km.
??Exterior and Interior Styling Features
The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible features a matrix radiator grille and bumper air intakes in a dark-tint chrome finish. Exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels are available in silver or optional dark tint. Large elliptical exhaust tailpipes feature a ‘rifled’ interior.
On the inside, the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible features the Mulliner Driving Specification as standard which blends contemporary luxury with a distinct sporting character. The seats are adorned in distinctive diamond-quilted hide upholstery. The infotainment system features Bentley’s latest software upgrades and includes point of interest mapping, optional satellite landscape imagery, live traffic data and digital radio. Also included is 15Mb of music space and the ability to play music using an iPod, MP3 player, CD’s or an SD card.
The Bentley Continental GT V8 is also currently on display at the Detroit Auto Show and is powered by a new 4.0-litre turbocharged V8 engine that produces 373kW with a maximum torque output of 660Nm. Both models are capable of driving more than 800km on a single tank of fuel.