Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2019

06 December 2018 -
Design42day

Sharing the same breath-taking styling of the new Continental GT, the new Continental GT Convertible is truly extraordinary. Every inch a grand tourer, it features a sleek, new Bentley design language, characterised by sharp lines sweeping the length of the car.

Low, wide proportions lend the car an air of power and presence – an effect emphasised by every detail, from cut crystal-effect LED matrix headlamps to LED tail lamps that resemble illuminated red gemstones.

With the four-layer insulated roof closed, the new Continental GT Convertible exudes sophistication. A choice of fabrics allows you to put your personal stamp on your car – you can even opt for a stunning new Tweed roof, for a truly individual touch. All this before you even step inside.

A car of this calibre must be remarkably streamlined – not just in order to cut through the air but also to delight the eye. Which is why Bentley’s designers have gone to great lengths to ensure that when the roof lowers, the exterior and interior blend effortlessly together.

Thanks to an entirely new quick-closing mechanism, the roof folds and rests incredibly low against the car’s waistline. This allows a beautiful design line to sweep up from the side panels and around the rear seats, in a single, fluid curve.

Inside, a continuous ring of handcrafted veneer sweeps from the fascia into the doors, encircling the driver and front passenger. Design cues pick up on the exterior lines, for seamless style when the roof is down. From dual veneers and diamond knurling to the stunning Bentley Rotating Display, the interior of the new Continental GT Convertible represents the ultimate in British automotive craftsmanship.

The new Continental GT Convertible epitomises the spirit of grand touring – the desire to drive the world’s finest roads in comfort, exhilaration and style. That’s why the 6.0 litre Bentley 12-cylinder engine beneath its bonnet delivers the perfect fusion of power and refinement. With an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission for smooth, fast gear changes, it can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds) and reach a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h). Whilst travelling at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h), the roof can still be open or closed.

The new Continental GT Convertible features a choice of four drive modes, allowing you to adjust the car’s performance to suit your journey with a simple, smooth turn of a dial. Choose from Comfort, Sport, Bentley mode or Custom, where you can configure your own combination of settings. With such a wide range of driving modes at your fingertips, you can enhance your drive with every turn.

The new Continental GT Convertible includes a wealth of innovative technology developed specifically to enhance the open-top experience.

While the new Continental GT Convertible is built to make the most of the sunshine, it has also been engineered to excel in more wintry conditions. With Bentley’s new Active All-Wheel Drive at your disposal, this is a grand tourer to be enjoyed all year round.

To complement the exhilaration of driving with the wind in your hair, both the front seats are equipped with innovative cooling technology to keep you comfortable, even in the height of summer.

Even on a crisp, bright day in winter, you can enjoy the thrill of open-top driving, thanks to a heated armrest, heated steering wheel and discreet front seat neck warmers that gently circulate warm air around your neck and shoulders.

The new Continental GT Convertible has been designed to connect seamlessly with the rest of your life. Accessed via the central infotainment screen or the steering wheel, its digital features include Apple CarPlay®*, real-time traffic information and an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot. The My Bentley app, meanwhile, gives you digital access to your car via your phone.

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