2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible press release

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January 1, 2013. Bentley GT Speed Convertible, the new open-top flagship of Bentley – and the fastest four-seat convertible makes its international debut at the North American International Show, Detroit.

The new Bentley GT Speed Convertible combines the pleasures of roof-down luxury with the shattering performance of a 625 PS bhp) twin-turbocharged 6.0 litre while delivering a fifteen per improvement in fuel efficiency. The eight-speed transmission, uprated and suspension and retuned steering exhilarating acceleration and sharp, handling without detriment to the ride comfort of Bentley’s convertible. Permanent all-wheel ensures optimum traction and delivery whatever the road

Taking its place at the pinnacle of the Continental range, the new GT Speed has a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h) and in Bentley style, no compromises been made in craftsmanship, or refinement to deliver this performance.

Subtle sporting cues include exclusive alloy wheels, dark-tint and ‘rifled’ exhaust tail Inside its handcrafted cabin, the GT convertible features the Mulliner Specification as standard, blending luxury with a distinctly character.

Commenting on the new Continental GT Convertible, Bentley Chairman and Executive Dr Wolfgang Schreiber Following the recent successful of the GT Speed, the new GT Speed Convertible appeal to drivers who seek the thrills of the world’s fastest soft-top and the practicality of a year-round tourer, together with levels of luxury and refinement. It is for those who accept no compromise.

Powertrain: 12 cylinders, 625 PS (616 and 8 gears

The Bentley Continental GT convertible shares its powertrain with its Bentley stablemate the GT coupй. The 625 PS (616 bhp) 48-valve, W12 engine powers the new to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.4 s.) and a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). to 100 mph (160 km/h) is despatched in 9.7 seconds.

Peak torque an impressive 800 Nm (590 lb.ft) is reached at just 2000 and maintains that level to 5000 revs/min for effortless, performance at all times.

The latest engine management system, of performing 180 million individual per second, provides enhanced control and torque management, driveability. In common with all models, the GT Speed convertible an energy recuperation system. with a close-ratio, quick-shifting transmission, this has resulted in a 15 per improvement in fuel economy and CO2 compared with the first Speed, with a commensurate in tank range.

The new Bentley Continental GT Speed powertrain is even more than its Speed predecessor, and as fuel-efficient as the new W12 Continental GT. Switching the selector to ‘Sport’ mode demonstrates the dual personality of the new GT convertible, delivering a sharper response, gear-shifting at higher speeds and faster ‘block (eg 8th direct to 4th gear) for instantly acceleration. The enhanced performance is by a glorious baritone snarl the free-breathing exhaust, a thrilling to the magnificent powerhouse under the

Chassis; lower, sharper and involving

With torsional a class-leading 22,500 Nm/degree, the of the Bentley Continental GT Speed is exceptionally rigid, laying the foundation for a more engaging experience. The aluminium double-wishbone suspension and trapezoidal multi-link setup feature revised air springs and dampers for improved and body control with sacrifice in ride comfort.

The system is set 10 mm lower than the Continental GT convertible. Stiffer bushes ensure sharp, handling, while uprated bars optimise the handling The result is improved body under hard cornering with greater agility because steering plays an role in feeding response and back to the driver, the Servotronic has also been recalibrated for the specification.

The Electronic Stability Control system is optimised for the new engine system to deliver both safety and greater driver The ESC system retains the Dynamic setting that allows wheel slip at higher with engine torque more quickly after a intervention. Together, these give the keen driver opportunity to exploit the full of the new chassis set-up and higher output.

Exterior – the side of Bentley design

outside, the Bentley Continental GT convertible is distinguished by a matrix grille and bumper air intakes in a chrome finish. The 21 Speed wheels are unique to this and are available in silver or an optional tint. Large, elliptical tailpipes feature a rifled while a further, subtle touch is revealed when the is opened – the black manifold is unique to the Continental models.

As with the GT Speed coupй, the ‘B’ badge which the radiator shell is set upon a enamel background.

The front of the Bentley Continental GT Speed are created in superformed aluminium, seamless form and crisply-defined creases creating an impression of and muscularity. The 10 mm lower suspension and 21 wheels accentuate the wide, low and stance. Despite the supercar additional spoilers are unnecessary the gentle lip on the double-horseshoe bootlid all the downforce the GT Speed Convertible even at over 200 mph (325

Interior: sumptuous, exclusive and advanced technology

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Inside, treadplates featuring the ‘Speed’ welcome you to a four-seat cabin features the hand-craftsmanship of the Mulliner Specification, with its distinctive hide upholstery. For the Continental GT models Bentley offers an Dark Tint Aluminium spin’ finish, inspired by the of the Le Mans winning Bentleys of the

Its understated shade is the perfect to the exterior’s dark tint radiator and bumper grilles. optional finishes include the range of fine wood and a satin-finish Carbon Fibre for fascia and centre console.

The infotainment system features latest software upgrades, vary from region to but include refinements such as of interest mapping, optional landscape imagery, live data and, where the supports it, digital radio. The features 15 Gigabytes of available space, as well as the facility to music via an iPod, MP3 player, the own six-disc CD changer or SD card.

panel Balanced Mode (BMR) speakers, which the functions of separate tweeter and speakers in one unit, direct the with accuracy and provide clarity across the audible Alternatively, the audiophile Naim for system, incorporating custom-built and eight individual Digital Processing modes, is available as an As a thoughtful touch, the audio settings automatically alter the roof is lowered to compensate for the in listening environment.

The thrill of the road, 365 days a year

The new Continental GT Speed Convertible the luxury and refinement of a coupй yet into a head-turning open at the touch of a button. The four-layer ensures high levels of and acoustic insulation.

Exhaustively tested in all conditions -30°C to +50°C or more, it even monsoon-force rain and comfortable, draft-free warmth on the coldest days.

Another feature, the neck warmer, open air driving an appealing and prospect even on the cooler of spring and autumn. With the down, the Bentley Continental GT convertible offers sensational with the sensory amplification of motoring. Hood up, it’s as a year-round proposition as its coupй

As with every Bentley model, the GT Speed convertible the reassuring stability of permanent drive, biased 60:40 in of the rear so the spirited driver can the car’s line with the The rear-biased torque split minimises understeer during cornering while the system torque between the front and axles for optimum grip in all and weather conditions.

The result is an combination of performance and practicality; a that can tackle sun-drenched or snowy alpine pass equal aplomb.

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