Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible to debut at Detroit

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  • January 9, 2013 20:41 IST
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Bentley is set to unveil the world's fastest four-seat convertible at the Detroit Motor Show on January 14, 2013

 

 

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible

 

The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible which will be unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Motor Show is described to be a “performance flagship convertible”. The Brit automaker claims it to be the world’s fastest four-seat convertible.

 

At 2900kg, the Continental GT Speed Convertible weighs 150kg more than the Speed Coupe, which drops its top speed by 5km/h compared to the Coupe. Having said that it still is the fastest four-seat convertible in the world with a top speed of 325km/h! Also, despite the additional weight, it is 15 per cent more fuel efficient than the Speed Coupe. 

 

Under the hood, both cars share the same 6-litre, twin-turbocharged, 48-valve, W12 engine that pumps 625PS of power and 800Nm of torque. The engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic gearbox with Quickshift and Blockshifting features. A permanent all-wheel-drive with a 40:60 weight distribution provides optimum traction and power in all road conditions. 

 

 

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible front

 

The design lines of this convertible are sportier than sister Bentleys, with 21-inch alloy wheels, dark-tint matrix grilles, “rifled” elliptical exhaust tailpipes and sculpted aluminum front wings. 

 

The interiors are loaded with luxury features with the characteristics of a Bentley such as fine wood veneers, diamond-quilted hide upholstery, and a neck warmer for open air driving in chilly weather. 

 

More details of the Convertible will emerge once the show starts next week. For now, you can admire various shots of the car in our slideshow below.

 

Also See: Bentley’s 2013 ice driving programme video

 

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