CONTINENTAL GT CONVERTIBLE
The Bentley Continental GT Convertible offers a seductive combination of performance, style and exclusivity.
The Continental GT Convertible has been sharpened, refined and rethought in every detail. The result is a convertible sports car that offers supercar levels of performance together with luxurious accommodation for four people. So if you are looking for the enchantment of open-top motoring, there’s no better place to experience it than at the wheel of a Bentley.
Each bodyline, crease and swell of bodywork has a look of millimetre-perfect precision. From the front, the face of the Continental GT Convertible appears hewn from solid metal, with distinctive large inner headlamps flanking the familiar Bentley mesh grille. A sweeping bodyline spears backwards from the front wheel to meet the muscular curve of the rear wheel’s haunch. Super forming, a technique that uses a combination of 500ºC temperature and air pressure, is used to form the Continental GT Convertible immaculately tailored lines.
For the Continental GT Convertible’s cockpit, Bentley’s interior design team has created a cocoon of curved yet crisply-defined planes and surfaces. From the sweep of the fascia architecture, inspired by the form of the Bentley wings, to the satin-chrome dials with their white illumination, the interior of the Continental GT Convertible expresses timeless Bentley design cues with contemporary flair.
The supportive ‘cobra’ style seats give the cockpit a spacious ambiance and their slim line design offers easy access to the rear seats. All leather surfaces are soft-touch, yet seams and edges are precisely defined. Instrument graphics are elegant and clear; the cabin architecture has a lithe, inviting feel.
The cockpit of the Continental GT Convertible has been designed to provide tactile and visual delight, together with outstanding levels of comfort. These are the hallmarks of a true Bentley grand tourer.
The coachbuilders of Mulliner have been adding lustre to the Bentley name since 1924, when they were first associated with the winged ‘B’. Now an integral part of the company, Mulliner offers the opportunity to add further individuality to your Continental, with the reassurance that all Mulliner components are designed, engineered and tested to Bentley standards.
COLOUR AND CHOICE
As well as the 17 exterior paint finishes selected for the Continental W12 models, your Bentley dealer can also show you almost 100 additional optional paint finishes, including solid, metallic, pearlescent and satin-finish colours. If this encyclopaedic selection fails to provide the shade you have in mind, Bentley’s paint specialists will be pleased to match any colour you like and reproduce it in the mirror-like finish of a Bentley’s bodywork. Your Bentley Dealer will be happy to discuss making your Bentley as individual as you.
The Continental GT Convertible delivers breathtaking performance. Its W12 engine produces 567 bhp, with maximum torque of 700 Nm available from just 1700 rpm for effortless power at the flex of the driver’s right foot. The figures tell their own story: the Continental GT Convertible accelerates from 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 195 mph.
An all-wheel drive powertrain gives the Continental GT Convertible reassuring traction in all conditions. The impressive power of the W12 engine is sent to all four wheels, with a 60:40 rear power delivery bias for optimum handling. As a result, it is not simply one of the fastest convertibles in the world but also one of the most confidence-inspiring, delivering exceptional grip and control.
POWER AND TORQUE
In the Continental GT, 0-60mph takes just 4.3 seconds and 100 miles an hour can be reached in 9.8 seconds from standstill. The figures for the Continental GT Convertible are equally impressive: 0-60mph in 4.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 10.3 seconds.
Yet, as ever, it’s not just what the Bentley does; it’s the way that it does it. Devastating speed, delivered with silken smoothness: a balance of attributes from the most beautifully balanced of engines.
The 575PS engine produces 700Nm of torque, giving that glorious surge of power at any engine speed that is a hallmark of Bentley performance. In its latest guise, Bentley’s engineers have refined the twin turbochargers for improved responsiveness at low engine speeds. Together with the latest ME17 engine management system and the beneficial effects of the new 8-speed close-ratio transmission, the result is a 12 per cent reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emission and faster acceleration, compared with the preceding W12 model.
The Continental GT Convertible was designed to provide supreme comfort for driver and passenger. The seats’ surfaces feel soft and yielding for an immediate sensation of comfort, yet there’s a firmer interlayer beneath that provides the all-important support during longer drives.
Choose the optional front seat ventilation system, and excess heat is drawn out of the seat backrest by silent-running fans, allowing you to enjoy hood-down summer motoring in the Continental GT Convertible while remaining cool. This option is paired with a new seat massage system, including two lumbar massage cells and ten surface massage cells, for an invigorating massage that extends right down the back to keep you alert and relaxed as you drive. And for those cool summer evenings or crisp spring mornings, the Continental GT Convertible offers a further inducement to enjoy hood-down motoring.
With the optional neck warmer feature, a discreet vent in the seat just below the headrest provides a stream of warm air to take the chill off your drive. 3-speed settings allow you to achieve the ideal level of comfort for the conditions. When a convertible looks this good hood down, you’ll want to enjoy it all year round. And with seats like these, you can.
While 15GB should be enough music storage to last you on a round-the-world-tour, you can also play music via an iPod, MP3 player, the car’s own six-disc CD changer or even an SD card. The Naim™ for Bentley system, incorporating ten custom-built speakers and eight individual DSP modes, is available as an option for the ultimate in audiophile experiences on the move.
NAIM™ FOR BENTLEY
The Naim™ for Bentley system, incorporating custom-built speakers and eight individual DSP modes, is available as an option, turning the cockpit of a Bentley Continental into the equal of any concert venue in the world.
STANDARD & OPTIONAL FEATURES
575 PS / 567 bhp / 423 kw @ 6100 rpm
700 Nm / 516 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm
98 (95) RON
0 - 60 mph, 4.4 seconds 0 - 100km/h 4.7 seconds
195 mph / 314 km/h
19.0 mpg 14.9 litres/100 km
12.4 mpg 22.8 litres/100 km
27.4 mpg 10.3 litres/100 km
2495 kg / 5501 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight
2900 kg / 6393 lb
260 litres/9.1 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity
90 litres/20 gallons/ 24 US gallons
4807 mm / 189.3 in
Width Across Mirrors
2226 mm / 87.6 in
Width With Folded Mirrors
1947 mm / 76.7 in
1400mm / 55.1in
2746 mm / 108 in
Burr Walnut veneer
Hide & chrome trimmed gear lever
Hides and colour splits
Full choice of 17 hide colours and colour splits
Mulliner Driving Specification Interior Features
4.0 litre twin turbo-charged V8 engine producing 507PS & 660Nm of torque
Air springs with continous damping control. Touring suspension set-up with electronic height adjustment facility
20" 5-Spoke design alloy wheels
Iron brakes with Black painted brake callipers
Bright front radiator matrix
Twin oval exhaust tailpipes
Bi-Xenon headlights incorporating LED main beam support function
Black brand logos and W12 fender badges
Twin front arm rests
Interior Style Specification - Contrast Stitch
Interior Style Specification - Cross Stitch
All Seasons Specification
Classic Mulliner Styling Specification
Knurled gear shifter
21" Alloy wheels
Jewel oil and fuel filler caps
Carbon ceramic brakes
Naim Audio System
Adaptive Cruise Control
Black brand logos