The Bentley Continental Grand Tourer has had its top removed for Christmas and become a cabriolet. Next year will be the British firm’s centenary year and they have started celebrations early with this new look for the luxury model.
The Bentley Continental cabriolet is said to be capable of doing 0-60mph/100kmh in 3.7 seconds and has a top speed of 207mph/ 333kmh, which is pretty spritely for a motor of this size.
Furthermore, in a nod to Bentley’s British heritage, owners will be able to have the drop-top cover made from British tweed, giving it a landed gentry look that will blend in nicely in the Shires. The top itself can be opened or closed in 19 seconds while on the move, as long as the car isn’t travelling at more than 30mph/48kmh.
The driver or passenger who forgets to wear a scarf or head covering is also catered for, because this Bentley Continental has a ‘neck-warmer’ function that blows warm air around the seat headrests, and if you’re feeling stressed, or over-heated, the seats also have cooling and warming functions as well as giving you a massage.
The Bentley Continental cabriolet, which has a 635 hp 6-litre 12-cylinder petrol engine linked to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission costs £20,000 more than the hard top version, but prospective owners will have a choice of 17 exterior colours , and according to the Mail, up to 70 choices in the extended range, plus a range of options that will customise the car to personal taste, including eight interior hood linings, 15 interior trim hides and 15 carpets. In addition to tall this, the cabin is handmade and uses 10m2 of wood veneer.
It also sports some sparkling technology: it has the world’s first rotating dashboard with three faces, traffic-sign recognition, traffic-jam and lane assistance system, head-up display and roll-control to improve handling. Bentley has also promised that by 2025, the Bentley Continental will be fully electrified.
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