2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible combines the sensory pleasures of roof-down luxury touring with the shattering performance of a 625 PS (616 bhp) twin-turbocharged 6.0 litre W12, while delivering a fifteen per cent improvement in fuel efficiency.
The Convertible version’s top speed drops 5km/h to 325km/h, and this remains possible with the roof down where the previous GTC Speed dropped from 320km/h to 312km/h with the lid lowered. With a 175kg greater kerb weight , the GT Speed C’s 0-100km/h time grows by 0.2 seconds to 4.4 seconds.
The car has Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system which is optimised for the new engine management system to deliver both outstanding safety and greater driver involvement. The ESC system retains the “Dynamic Mode” setting that allows increased wheel slip at higher speeds, with engine torque reinstated more quickly after a system intervention.
The GT Speed features standard diamond quilted leather upholstery and dark-tint machined aluminium trim fascias along with an impressive list of luxury kit. The close ratio eight speed transmission, uprated and lowered suspension and retuned steering provide exhilarating acceleration and sharp, communicative handling without detriment to the renowned ride comfort of Bentley’s Continental convertible.