Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible for 2013

Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible for 2013

Dubbed as the “world’s fastest four-seater convertible”, Bentley has unveiled the new Continental GT Speed Convertible.

The GT Speed Convertible gets all of the speed-family accoutrements. What we can see is a matrix radiator grille hiding a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 with 616 hp and 800 Nm of torque, and is mated to an 8-speed ZF transmission, which allegedly betters fuel economy by 15%.

Additionally, the suspension has been lowered and beefed up to cope with the new title. Yes, you also get larger-rifled exhaust tips, inlet manifolds finished in black crackle and a “Mulliner Driving Specification” cabin. The 21-inch wheels seen are totally unique to this car. Also quite incredible is the fact that this car sports a torsional rigidity of 22,500 Nm/degree (which is only 500 Nm below that of a Lamborghini Gallardo coupe). All that ought to come handy to control the extra 220 kg added.

Still, when the GT Speed Convertible weighs 2,500 kg, what’s a few hundred going to do? Importantly though, the weight doesn’t scuttle performance: 0-100 kph comes in around 4.1 seconds, only a tenth shy of the coupe. Yes, the gap will stretch as you approach higher speeds. But don’t forget that this still is the “fastest four-seater convertible in the world” with a top speed of 325 kph.

The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is expected to make its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show this month. We expect a mid-summer entry for the flagship model in the UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and the rest of GCC.

Keep track of prices and specs in the Bentley Continental GT buyer guide.

What do you think?



  1. i read once driving a convertible car with roof down over 85kph will damage your ears.

  2. If that is the case the idiot in the aston martin convertible and his mistress would have gone deaf driving from dubai to al ain with the top down at 200+kmph on 6 Jan 2012

  3. I personally enjoy driving a convertible slowly.. The wind noise a times gets annoying..

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