Bentley Continental GT Convertible review

Category: Convertible

Section: Costs & verdict

Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior infotainment
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 front left tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 rear cornering
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior dashboard
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior rear seats
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior infotainment
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 right tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 front tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 front left tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 rear left tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 overhead tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 front right static
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 rear left static
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 right static
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior front seats
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior detail
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior seats detail
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 badge detail
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 front left tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 rear cornering
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior dashboard
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior rear seats
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior infotainment
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 right tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 front tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 front left tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 rear left tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 overhead tracking
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 front right static
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 rear left static
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 right static
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior front seats
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior detail
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 interior seats detail
  • Bentley Continental GT Convertible 2022 badge detail

Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

Even in V8 specification, the Bentley Continental GT Convertible is far from cheap – and the day-to-day running costs of a car with eight or 12 cylinders are no less intimidating than the asking price. Considering the size of the engines, CO2 emissions are comparatively low, but it still sits in the top road tax (VED) band. 

That said, the tax bill will pale into insignificance when you see the insurance premiums and annual service costs, especially when you need a new set of tyres. The same is true of any of the rival convertibles, though. And while the Continental GT Convertible will cost a small fortune in depreciation, it should hold its value better than the Aston Martin DB11 Volante.

Overview

Drop-tops don’t come much more luxurious than the Bentley Continental GT Convertible, but we’d take the ‘entry-level’ V8 engine over the flagship W12, because it sounds better and is happier to rev.

  • Huge performance
  • Luxurious and beautifully built interior
  • A genuine four-seater
  • Range-topping W12 sounds flat
  • Not as comfortable as coupé
  • Missing some safety kit