Continental GT V8 Convertible
With its dominant bonnet line, prominent matrix grille and twin large inner headlamps the Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible combines the reﬁned luxury for which Bentley is famous with the exhilaration of a powerful, convertible grand tourer.
To simply call this car a convertible understates its capability. It is both a sensational open tourer when the weather permits and a supremely comfortable year-round drive, as acoustically and thermally well insulated as a coupé, thanks to its unique, four-layer roof.
This Bentley V8 convertible takes open-top comfort to new levels and, with the roof down, lets you enjoy the its exquisite mechanical symphony in full surround sound.
The Bentley Continental V8 Convertible looks as sleek and aerodynamic as any coupe, its four-layer electric hood complementing the Continental’s sculptural curves perfectly.
Distinguishing features include a red enamel winged ‘B’ badge to the front and rear of the car, a three-segment front bumper, ‘figure-of-eight’ tailpipes and a lip-style spoiler at the wider, more purposeful rear. At the front, an optional lower chrome grille can also be specified, to complement the main chrome matrix grille, above.
Bentley’s new V8 develops a massive 660 Nm of torque at the comparatively low engine speed of 1700 rpm. It can propel the Continental GT V8 Convertible from a standing start to 60 miles an hour in just 4.7 seconds, and on to a potential top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).
The Continental GT V8 Convertible’s engine is astonishing, not just for what it does but also for the way it does it. The power and torque figures of 500 bhp (507 PS) and 660 Nm from 4 litres alone would indicate that the V8 is an advanced high performance engine. But take into consideration that the car’s CO2 emissions are a mere 246 g/km. Even though the engine develops a full 500 bhp (507 PS), its power to emissions ratio is unmatched in its class.
With permanent all-wheel drive, driving confidence is ensured at all times. Whether you're negotiating icy roads or you just want to power away from the lights quickly in the wet, the system maximizes traction to ensure safe driving.
The symmetrical fascia of the Bentley GT V8 Convertible was inspired by the winged ‘B’ badge, and features a 'flying buttress' centre stack and open illuminated stowage.
Inside, the front seats can be specified with an optional neck warmer feature, tempting you to enjoy open-top motoring on your way to the ski run. Choose the optional front seat ventilation system, and excess heat is drawn out of the seat backrest and cushion by silent-running fans, allowing you to experience summer sunshine while remaining cool.
Standard on the Continental GT V8 Convertible is Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer, which gives the interior a fresh, contemporary look.
at 6000 rpm
0-100 km/h 5 seconds
at 1700 rpm
||507 PS / 500 bhp / 373 kw @ 6000 rpm
||98 (95) RON
||25.9 mpg 10.9 litres / 100 km
|City driving (US)
||14 US mpg
|Highway driving (US)
||24 US mpg
||660 Nm / 487 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm
||187 mph / 301 km/h
Weights and Dimensions
||189.7 in / 4818 mm
||87.6 in / 2226 mm
||1400 mm / 55.1 in
||2746 mm / 108 in
|Gross Vehicle Weight
||2900 kg / 6393 lb
||9.1 cu-ft / 260 litres
|Fuel Tank Capacity
||90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons
||2470 kg / 5445 lb
||EU 6 / ULEV