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New Continental GT V8 Convertible

The dominant bonnet line, prominent matrix grille and twin large inner headlamps confirm its pedigree but the Continental GT V8 Convertible has its own distinct character. And one that exudes refined luxury.

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.

The new Continental GT V8 Convertible takes open top comfort to new levels and, with the roof down, lets you enjoy the V8’s exquisite mechanical symphony in full surround sound.

Design

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Exterior Design

Distinguishing features for the Continental GT V8 Convertible 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 new lip-style spoiler at the wider, more purposeful rear. At the front, the optional bright lower matrix grille can also be specified to complement the standard grille to the front matrix.

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Interior Design

The symmetrical fascia of the Continental GT V8 Convertible was inspired by the Bentley winged ‘B’, 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 V8 models is Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer, which gives the interior a fresh, contemporary look.

Alternatively, Bentley’s newest veneer finish – Dark Stained Madrona – is also available as an option, as well as eight other optional veneer and technical finishes.

Performance

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible, detailed specification

Engineering

Bentley’s new V8 develops a massive 660 Nm of torque at the comparatively low engine speed of 1700 rpm. Catapulting 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).

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All-Wheel Drive

Without resistance, there is no torque. And without torque, there is no acceleration. Bentley's V8 develops a massive 660 Newton metres of torque at the comparatively low engine speed of 1700 rpm. This massive torque is grounded by the permanent all-wheel drive that features in every Bentley Continental. Whether you're targeting a new world ice speed record or simply want to accelerate smartly away from the lights on a cold wet day, the reassuring grip and traction of all-wheel drive is the other essential ingredient in a Bentley's high performance capability.

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Efficiency

Bentley’s V8 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 and 660 Nm from 4 litres alone would indicate that the V8 is an advanced high performance engine. But take into consideration that the GT coupé’s CO2 emissions are a mere 246 g/km and it’s clear that this engine’s technology is world-leading. Even though the Bentley develops a full 500 bhp, its power to emissions ratio sets a new benchmark that will take most rivals years to equal.

Personalisation

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Colour and Choice

Maybe it's an old shirt that you can't bring yourself to throw away. An original art deco Grand Prix poster. Or even, perhaps, a Fender Telecaster that you bought at auction years ago. We all have colours that mean so much more to us than a finish on a paint chart.

Bentley's paint specialists understand. Colour is personal, just like a Bentley, and even though the full Bentley paint catalogue extends to over 100 shades, there are times when we simply put the paint swatches aside and start from scratch to match a bespoke commission.

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All-Weather Enjoyment

The roof of the Continental GT V8 Convertible is so well insulated that, with the top up, it’s easy to believe you’re in a coupé. With the top down, however, there are several features designed specifically to enhance the thrill of open-top grand touring.

Heated front seats are a standard feature whereas integrated neck warmers, a wind deflector and a heated steering wheel are all included in the All Seasons Specification package or as separate options, taking the chill off any cold-weather drive.

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Wheel Options

The Continental V8 models feature a 20" Six Tri-Spoke painted alloy wheel as part of the standard specification, with the option of the same design in a painted and diamond turned finish. For an even more dramatic look, there's a choice of four 21" wheels developed by the Bentley design team to accentuate the sporting character of the V8 models, in painted and polished finishes.

For more information on the Continental GT V8 Convertible Specification, please visit our Bentley Configurator.

Max power
507 PS / 500 bhp / 373 kw @ 6000 rpm
Max torque
660 Nm / 487 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm
Engine capacity
3993 cc
Fuel type
98 (95) RON
Acceleration
0 - 60mph 4.7 seconds, 0 - 100km/h 5.0 seconds
Max speed
187 mph / 301 km/h
CO2 EU Drivecycle
Type Approved
Combined
25.9 mpg 10.9 litres / 100 km
Urban
17.8 mpg 15.9 litres / 100 km
Extra urban
35.3 mpg 8.0 litres / 100 km
CO2 EPA Drivecycle
Type Approved
City driving (US)
14 USmpg
Highway driving (US)
24 USmpg
Combined (US)
17 USmpg
CO2 emissions
254 g/km
Efficiency class
L
Emission Controls
EU 6 / ULEV

Weights and Volumes

Kerb Weight
2470 kg / 5445 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight
2900 kg / 6393 lb
Boot Volume
260 litres / 9.1 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity
90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons

Dimensions

Overall Length
4807 mm / 189.3 in
Width Across Mirrors
2226 mm / 87.6 in
Width With Folded Mirrors
1947 mm / 76.7 in
Overall Height
1400 mm / 55.1 in
Wheelbase
2746 mm / 108 in
Veneer
Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer
Gear lever
Hide & chrome trimmed gear lever
Hides and colour splits
Mono tone interior with choice of 4 hide colours
Mulliner Driving Specification Interior Features
Optional
Engine
4.0 litre twin turbo-charged V8 engine producing 507PS & 660Nm of torque
Suspension
Air springs with continous damping control. Touring suspension set-up with electronic height adjustment facility
Wheels
20" 6 Tri-Spoke design alloy wheels - Painted
Brakes
Iron brakes with Black painted brake callipers
Radiator Matrix
Bright front radiator matrix
Tailpipe
Twin figure of eight tailpipes
Headlights
Bi-Xenon headlights incorporating LED main beam support function
Taillights
LED taillights
Exterior badges
Red brand logos
New Standard Feature
New Dark Stained Madrona veneer
Colour Specification
Premier Specification
Classic Specification
Interior Style Specification - Contrast Stitch
Interior Style Specification - Cross Stitch
All Seasons Specification
Knurled gear shifter
Twin front arm rests
Massage/ventilated seats
Jewel fuel and oil filler caps
21" Alloy wheels (Various styles)
Naim Audio System
Adaptive cruise control
PART 28
Red brand logos