Metroland Media/WheelsTalk.com –
The Continental GT Speed Convertible, Bentley’s new open-top performance flagship – and the world’s fastest four-seat convertible – will make its international debut at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit.
The new GT Speed Convertible combines the sensory pleasures of roof-down luxury touring with the shattering performance of a 616 hp twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12, while delivering a fifteen per cent improvement in fuel efficiency.
Permanent all-wheel drive ensures optimum traction and power delivery whatever the road conditions.
Taking its place at the pinnacle of the Bentley Continental range, the new GT Speed Convertible has a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h) and in true Bentley style, no compromises have been made in craftsmanship, luxury or refinement to deliver this unrivaled performance.
Subtle sporting design cues include exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels, dark-tint grilles and ‘rifled’ exhaust tail pipes. Inside its handcrafted cabin, the GT Speed convertible features the Mulliner Driving Specification as standard, blending contemporary luxury with a distinctly sporting character.
It accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 4.4 seconds.
Peak torque of 590 lb/ft is reached at just 2,000 revs/min and maintains that level through to 5000 revs/min for effortless, refined performance at all times.