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Bentley Unveils The Continental GT Speed Convertible

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The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible – image: Bentley

If you have a thing for wind-in-your-hair motoring and the budget to buy the fastest four-seat ragtop in the world, let us be the first to bring you the good news: your ride is here, or more accurately, at your local Bentley dealership. The luxury brand’s latest model is a convertible based on the Continental GT Speed, which means it packs a 616 horsepower W-12 punch beneath its stylish hood.

The twin-turbo W-12 engine gets mated to an eight speed automatic transmission, giving the Continental GT Speed Convertible the ability to sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds and 0-100 mph in just 9.7 seconds. Top speed is said to be 202 miles per hour, making the Bentley the fastest four-seat convertible in the world. Thanks to the added benefit of all-wheel drive, the Continental GT Speed Convertible is suitable for year-round use (though we imagine most owners have a beater Porsche Cayenne Turbo for winter use).

The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible – image: Bentley

While no one will confuse the Continental GT Speed Convertible with a car from a lesser brand, Bentley still wants buyers to recognize the car’s edgy (for Bentley, anyway) styling. Dark chrome replaces the typical finish on the radiator grille and bumper air intakes. Twenty-one inch wheels, unique to this model, give the car a stance aided by a 10mm suspension drop (compared to the Continental GT Convertible).

The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible – image: Bentley

Inside, buyers get an interior straight out of the Mulliner Driving Specification model, complete with daimond-quilted seating, machined knobs and engine-turned trim. Standard features abound, but like any Bentley model options are limited only by the buyer’s imagination and budget.

The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible – image: Bentley

The car will make its official debut at this month’s Detroit Auto Show. Look for pricing and availability detail to be released closer to launch.

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