With peak power of 635 PS, the Continental GT Speed Convertible stands at the pinnacle of the Bentley Continental stable. A full throttle standing start sees 60 mph flash past in just 4.1 seconds, with a top speed of 203 mph. Yet Bentley’s engineering team has ensured that the new GT Speed W12 engine and powertrain is just as fuel-efficient as the Continental GT.

The latest engine management system, an eight-speed transmission and careful refinement of the turbocharger settings have seen an overall improvement of 12% in fuel economy, with a commensurate increase in tank range compared to the previous generation model. Revised Electronic Stability Programme calibration gives the driver free rein to explore the limits with safety, while the sports chassis tune and lowered suspension accentuates the glued-to-the-road sensation during high speed cornering. Searing power, precise handling yet civilised behaviour in city traffic: a powertrain of supercar performance, in every sense.

The Continental GT Speed Convertible features a sport-tuned exhaust, a deep baritone, civilised and refined during high-speed cruising, building to a crescendo - deeper and more exhilarating - under hard acceleration.