The Bentley Continental GT Convertible’s Roof Is a 19-Second Modern Marvel
Modern high-end open-top motoring at its finestby Jonathan Lopez, on
This past August, Bentley finally updated the Continental, blessing the nameplate with a fresh look, a longer wheelbase, and a more streamlined body. Now, the high-end luxury brand is giving the Continental GT a new drop-top version, and to our eyes, it’s looking even more tasty than the coupe. To sweeten the deal, Bentley also took care to update the convertible’s roof.
More Sky At The Touch Of A Button
The folding soft-top takes just 19 seconds to go full blue sky-mode, revealing the interior by folding into a rear tonneau cover.
Fold the roof back up, and it’s still surprisingly quiet inside the cabin, with the latest convertible hushing the outside world by an additional 3 decibels compared to the previous Continental GT Convertible. If you fancy a breeze in your hair, but the outside temperature threatens to ruin the fun, the Continental Convertible also comes with a neck warmer feature. Finally, a selection of eight different roof liners and seven unique convertible tops make for plentiful customization opportunities.
As for motivation, this drop-top employs the same 6.0-liter W-12 engine as the coupe model. Output comes to 626 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque, all of which is routed to the high-spec AWD system by way of an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The run to 60 mph takes 3.7 seconds - not too bad for a heavy luxury car with unlimited blue sky.
Pricing starts at $236,100. Look for the 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible to appear at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show later this week, with a cameo expected on the streets of Hollywood shortly thereafter.
2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Specifications
|Engine||6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 TSI|
|Power||626 HP @ 6,000 RPM|
|Torque||664 LB-FT @ 1,350-4,500 RPM|
|0 to 60 mph||3.7 seconds|
|0 to 100 mph||8.1 seconds|
|Top Speed||207 mph|
|Transmission||ZF eight-speed dual-clutch|
|Kerb weight||5,322 lbs|
|Gross weight||6,316 lbs|
Read our full speculative review on the 2020 Bentley Continental GT Convertible.
Read our full review on the 2018 Bentley Continental GT.
Read our full review on the previous generation 2017 Bentley Continental GTC.