335kmph while no roof on your head. The quickest way to dry your hair? Could be, but it’s certainly an expensive one. It’s all been made possible by Bentley by the introduction of the Continental GT Speed Convertible, a luxurious open-top grand tourer. Claims are grand too, according to Bentley, the performance-orientated Speed model is the most powerful, driver-focused interpretation of the benchmark convertible Grand Tourer.
It’s claimed top-speed sure doesn’t raise suspicion, and the claim is further strengthened by its performance. With a total of 650bhp being produced from the 6.0-litre W12, the GT Speed Convertible can do the 0-100kmph run in 3.7 seconds. For a convertible, it’s mighty fast.
A lot of its driving manners are brought in by a key chassis technologies that deliver body control and ride comfort with no compromise to one another. Bentley’s three-chamber active air suspension with adaptive damping alongside the Bentley Dynamic Ride; a 48V active anti-roll control system, the GT Speed Convertible boasts of unrivaled control and accuracy, and inspires confidence even further.
The bold presence of the world’s finest open-top Grand Tourer was enhanced even further with unique detailing. It’s tailored ‘Z-fold’ roof can be deployed in 19 seconds with speeds of upto 50kmph, the cabin is distinguished by offering unique details like Speed sport sills, dark tint grilles and Speed badging and optional 22-inchers.
The unique Z-fold convertible roof system is the most advanced of its kind. The roof, with its sealing system improvements and acoustic treatments, contributes to a three-decibel reduction in overall noise levels compared to its predecessor at typical cruising speeds. 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.
The Continental GT Speed Convertible is designed, handcrafted and engineered in Bentley’s carbon-neutral luxury automotive factory, and promises to offer an unparalleled driving experience that combines enhanced chassis technology, including All-Wheel Steering, an electronic rear differential and the option of carbon-ceramic brakes. If given the option, which countries would you like to grand tour in this Bentley?