Bentley has recently announced the launch of their latest offering, which is coincidentally their flagship convertible in the entire Bentley range of cars – the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible.
Following the launch of the recently face-lifted Bentley Continental GT in 2012, we were expecting the other models in the Bentley Continental range to be shown to the public soon. First came the V8-engined variant of the Continental GT which can be identified by having different wheels from its W16 big brother and also the red badges plastered all around the car. Then just a couple of months back, Bentley launched what would be one of their fastest cars ever made, the Bentley Continental GT Speed (which is the hard-top variant of the car we’re talking about today).
The all new Continental GT Speed Convertible will be unveiled to the public in less than a week at the North America International Auto Show. The car features the same 6.0L W16 engine that has been all modern Bentleys so famous and will put out 616 HP (or 625 PS) and will reach a top speed of 202 mph (or 325 kmph). That is mind-blowing considering the new car will be 15% more fuel efficient than its predecessor.
0-62 mph will take 4.1 seconds, albeit slower than comparable Ferraris and Lamborghinis, however, that isn’t what a Bentley is about, right? Bentley is definitely up there when it comes to the classic but elegant design, interior fit and finishes, and the bespoke touches that makes a Bentley, well.. a Bentley. This new car will produce 590 ft-lbs of torque at its peak and the power will be transferred to the ground via all 4 wheels through an 8-speed automatic gearbox. Some might say that Bentley is slow to adopt the dual-clutch technology we see in most cars today but honestly, is it really necessary?
The GT Speed Convertible can be distinguished from the normal convertible through its 21-inch rims, 10 mm lower stance from its self-leveling suspension, as well we a different front kit on the car.
For more information with regards to the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed, please refer to the press release from Bentley Motors here
We are eagerly looking forward to the fastest 4-seater convertible in the world..