This is the Bentley Continental GT Convertible, the third generation of one of the poshest drop tops on sale. Here we have the price, specs and release date you need to know
26 November 2018
Huge flexibility to customise
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- New Bentley Continental GT Convertible revealed
- Price from £175,000
- Release date: 26 November 2018
- Huge flexibility to customise
This is the Bentley Continental GT Convertible, the third generation of one of the poshest drop tops on sale. Here we have the price, specs and release date you need to know.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Price
You can place your order for the Bentley Continental GT Convertible now and it comes with a starting price if £175,000. The huge number of customisation options available mean that you could spend double that if you want to make your Bentley Continental GT Convertible your own.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Styling
Making the Bentley Continental GT more desirable isn’t easy but chopping the roof off to turn it into a super posh convertible is good way to start. In terms of styling, not much else has changed compared with the coupe but it didn’t really have to be because it’s already one of the most imposing cars on the road.
The Convertible gets the same jewel like headlights and massive chrome grille, while the muscly haunches over the huge back wheels give it loads of presence even side on.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Roof
Probably the most important aspects of the Bentley Continental GT Convertible is its huge roof. It can be raised or lowered in just 19 seconds – a whole second quicker than the Rolls-Royce Dawn’s – and it works at speeds of up to 30mph. It’s triple layer design means it keeps the interior 3db quieter than the roof in the old model did. Naturally, you can choose to have it in one of seven colours including an authentic tweed finish.
Having the roof down doesn’t mean Bentley owners need to get cold. Oh no. The Bentley Continental GT Convertible gets neck warmers integrated in the front seats’ headrest that gently blow hot air towards the back of your head. Of course the front seats are heated, but you’re leather trimmed steering wheel is too as are the armrests on the insides of the doors.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Infotainment
One of the coolest parts of the Bentley Continental GT Convertible is pinched straight from the coupe – its trick three-way revolving infotainment system. When the engine’s turned off you wouldn’t even know there’s an infotainment screen there – all you see is a huge slab of lovely wood veneer. Push the starter button and the wood trim revolves round to reveal a huge 12.3-inch infotainment screen while prodding a button on the dashboard sees it swivel around once more giving you three traditional dials showing you the outside temperature, a compass and a chronometer.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible engine
It’s hard to talk about the Bentley Continental GT Convertible without mentioning its massive 635hp, 6.0-litre W12 engine. It produces 900nm of torque from just 1,350rpm, catapulting the two-ton convertible from 0-62mph in just 3.7 seconds and on to a top speed of 207mph – that’s 2mph quicker than Audi R8 V10 Performance supercar.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Customisation
You don’t so much buy a Bentley Continental GT Convertible as commission it. You can choose from 17 exterior colours but, if you don’t mind paying for it you can have your Bentley matched to any colour you want. You also get a choice of three wheel designs – ranging from 21 to 22 inches in size – that can be finished in one of ten polished or painted styles.
The Bentley Continental GT Convertible interior is just as customisable. You can choose from a wide variety of leathers in pretty much any colour you want and the line the interior in wood veneers including Koa, Dark Fiddleback and Eucalyptus. In fact, each car’s interior is decked out in more than 10 square meters of wood. That’s a lot of wood. You can even choose the colour of the inside of the roof – you have eight options including red, blue and Magnolia.
Even the basic Bentley Continental GT Convertible stereo has 10 speakers and a 650W output. Of course, you have options, beginning with a 1,500W Bang & Olufsen system which has 16-speakers some of which have illuminated grilles. Even that is dwarfed by the top-of-the-range Naim system that – with a 2,200W output – is literally mind blowing. It has 18 speakers including active bass transducers that are built into the front seats. The speaker covers in the doors are some of the prettiest you’ve ever seen.