Bentley published the first images and information about the Continental GT Speed Convertible model, which is said to be the fastest four seats convertible in the world.
Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible, the convertible brother of the Continental GT Speed Coupe model, was revealed before the world premiere which will take place at the Detroit Auto Show 2013.
The new convertible has the same engine as the fixed roof model, a W12 with 6,0 liters with two turbochargers which develop 616 HP at 6.000 rpm and 800 Nm between 2.000 and 5.000 rpm.
The 12 cylinder engine under the hood of the Continental GT Speed Convertible allows the car to jump from 0 to 100 Km/h in 4,4 seconds and to reach the maximum speed of 325 Km/h.This means that it needs 0,1 seconds more than the coupe model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h and it also means that the maximum speed is with 5 Km/h slower than the fixed roof version.Even so,Bentley officials state that the new Continental GT Speed Convertible is the fastest four seats convertible in the world.
The power transfer between the four wheels is assured by an automatic gearbox with eight steps ZF“ Quickshift”, the same as in the GT Speed coupe.
For the interior “the fastest convertible in the world” has leather upholstery and multimedia system with a storage capacity of 15 GB. On the options list there will be available a navigation system with satellite images and live traffic conditions, a Naim audio system,carbon fiber or wooden finishes and ceramic breaks.
Officials of the British auto company state that the new Continental GT Speed Convertible is a car which can be used all year round, even if it is a convertible, since the fabric roof has four layers and is resistant even at monsoon rains.
Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible will be presented in world premiere at the Detroit Auto Show 2013, which takes place between the 14-27 th of January 2013.