Bentley takes the GTC to a whole new level with bespoke features and added luxury

The 2020 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible is a special-edition version of the Continental GTC. As the name suggests, the drop-top has been customized by Mulliner, Bentley’s bespoke division, so it basically takes over as the range-topping model of the Continental GTC.

Although it doesn’t look very different compared to the standard model and it’s available with the same engines, the Mulliner stands out thanks to a handful of exclusive features. This model is basically dedicated to customers who want an even greater focus on customization and a car that stands out from the pack. Let’s find out what makes it special in the review below.

What makes the Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible special

  • Very similar to standard model
  • New grille design
  • Diamond-cut headlamps
  • New 22-inch wheels
  • Bespoke tonneau cover
  • Any color you want
  • Darker chrome
  • Three-tone interior
  • Quilted leather
  • Milled center console
  • Standard engines
  • Twin-turbo W-12
  • Twin-turbo V-8
2020 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible Exterior
- image 887226
The a quick glance and this convertible and you'll notice that it looks identical to the standard Continental GTC as far as design features go.

Sadly, the Mulliner division doesn’t alter elements like bumpers, hoods, and side skirts, so the overall appearance of the car remains unchanged. But that’s because Mulliner focuses on making each model unique by adding exclusive features and luxury items you can’t order on the regular model. And it does an excellent job here.

It doesn't take long to notice that this GTC features different headlamps with a cut-crystal inspired background behind the lens.

This layout makes the lights shine different and appear as if they’re surrounded by diamonds. The effect remains even when the LED headlamps are turned off for a luxurious and high-tech appearance.

The grille also features a unique design. This time around, Bentley looked at its diamond-in-diamond interior quilting for inspiration. To be honest, it’s not a very big difference compared to the regular grille design-wise, but the silver on black diamond finish is indeed special. What’s more, it’s not as bright as the regular chrome grille, but it’s not as aggressive as the black mesh either. So it’s a cool compromise between the two. Assuming you don’t like the standard options.

left right

Onto the sides, we can see two new features on this Mulliner-designed convertible. First up, the small vent on the lower front fender features the same finish as the main grille. It also boasts "Mulliner" lettering for a full effect. Bentley also ditched the regular wheels on this model, replacing them with 22-inch rims with a 10-spoke design. But not only the design is different. The polished finish is also unique to this model. The rims are also fitted with Bentley’s self-leveling badges that remain in an upright position when the wheel rotates.

The rear fascia is virtually identical to the standard model save for the darker chrome around the taillights and on the bumper. When the roof is folded into the trunk, we can also spot a new tonneau cover that features the diamond-in-diamond quilting found on the seats. This is the first Bentley with such a feature.

Finally, go with the Mulliner model and Bentley grants you access to an extended color palette that includes no fewer than 61 colors.

What’s more, you can order any bespoke color, as the company’s paint specialists can color match the car to any item or sample.

left right

Just like the exterior, the interior is identical to the standard model, but sprinkled with extra features and bespoke elements. Nearly every surfaces is covered in leather with diamond-in-diamond quilting. We’ve seen this in other Bentley models, but in this one the leather is combined with contrast stitching in two complementary colors. Creating this finish is quite complex, as it takes almost 400,000 stitches for the entire cabin, with each diamond containing exactly 712 individual stitches.

2020 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible Interior
- image 887230

Mulliner also offers eight custom-made, three-tone combinations for the interior. The third color is actually an accent color in the form of a distinctive design line that runs along the top of the dashboard, as well as the top of the door panels and door pockets. The car shown here combines white and blue upholstery with a red design line. The headrests feature hand-stitched "Mulliner" embroidery, while the passenger-side dashboards boasts "Mulliner" lettering and a matching silhouette of the car.

left right
The center console is unique as well thanks to a diamond milled cover, but it also includes an exclusive, brushed silver timepiece by Breitling.

The Mulliner also adds mood lighting in seven different themes and illuminated tread plates. Audiophiles can order a Naim audio system with with 18 speakers and two active bass transducers, and a 2,200-watt, 20-channel amplifier.

Finally, you’ll receive a special leather key with the car. Packed in a Mulliner-branded, handcrafted presentation box, the key matches the three-color interior of the car.

2020 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible Exterior
- image 887224

Engine choices are taken from the regular Continental GTC, so you can pick between the 6.0-liter W-12 and the 4.0-liter V-8. The twin-turbo W-12 cranks out a whopping 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. It mates to an eight-speed automatic transmission and enables the GTC to hit 60 mph in 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 207 mph. The 4.0-liter V-8, also a twin-turbo, generates 542 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of twist. Paired to a similar gearbox, it enables the drop-top to hit 60 mph in four seconds and a top speed of 198 mph.

2020 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner Convertible specifications
Engine 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 TSI 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V-8
Power 626 HP @ 6,000 RPM 542 HP @ 6000 rpm
Torque 664 LB-FT @ 1,350-4,500 RPM 568 LB-FT @ 2000-4000 RPM
0 to 60 mph 3.7 seconds 3.9 seconds
Top Speed 207 mph 198 mph
Transmission ZF eight-speed dual-clutch ZF eight-speed dual-clutch

Bentley has yet to unveil pricing, but with the regular Continental GTC priced from around $230,000, it’s safe to say that the Mulliner version will cost close to $300,000 before options.

Ciprian Florea
Senior Editor and Supercar Expert - ciprian@topspeed.com
Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
About the author

Related Articles

2021 Bentley Continental GT Mulliner

2021 This Rendering Proves The Bentley Mulliner Bacalar Should Have Been a Two-Door Coupe

2018 Bentley Continental GTC

2018 Bentley Mulsanne W.O. Edition by Mulliner

2018 Bentley Continental GT

2017 Bentley Mulsanne Speed

What do you think?
Show Comments
Car Finder: