Bentley GT Speed Convertible unveiled
The new GT Speed Convertible is an open-top version of the Bentley Continental GT Speed coupe, which was launched in autumn 2012. It gets the same mechanical package as the coupe, including a 616bhp 12-cylinder engine.
Top speed is 202mph, while Bentley quotes a 0-62mph time of 4.1 seconds. Average economy is 19.0mpg; a 15% improvement on the previous model's.
The suspension is lowered compared with the standard Continental GT Convertible's. There's also an updated stability control system that has a 'Dynamic Mode', which intervenes less than the standard setting.
Exterior changes over the Continental GT Convertible include 21-inch alloy wheels (in either silver or dark tint), dark-tinted grilles, and 'rifled' exhaust tailpipes. There's also a black enamel background for the winged 'B' radiator badge.
Interior features include diamond-quilted leather upholstery and dark-tinted aluminium trim.
By Leo Wilkinson