Bentley Continental GT Convertible debuts just in time for LA


The original Conti GT feeling, now amped by the wind in your hair

Bentley has introduced the new Continental GT Convertible, the open-top version of the brand’s grand tourer.

The fabric roof can be had in seven colors (including a tweed pattern) and rises or drops in just 19 seconds at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h) at the touch of a button.


In addition, Bentley Conti GT Convertible debuts a newly designed neck-warmer said to be both quieter and warmer than the previous one and the entire roof contributes to a 3 dB reduction in overall noise levels compared to the previous open-top Conti GT.


Under the hood, the new Bentley Continental GT Convertible retains the 6-liter W12 powerplant churning out 635 PS (626 hp) and 900 Nm (664 lb-ft) of torque.


Inside the open-top model, the engine-gearbox duo (by the way, the transmission is an eight-speed dual-clutch unit just like seen on the Coupé) allows for a 0-62 mph (100 km/h) sprint time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h).


Bentley also worked with Pirelli to develop bespoke tires for the new Continental GT Convertible. The cabriolet sits on P Zero rubber, with different sizes between the rear and front tires.

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