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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.
To enquire about availability, please contact your local Bentley dealer.

Design

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Exterior Design

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.

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Interior Design

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.

Alternatively, Dark Stained Madrona is available as an option, as well as eight other optional veneer and technical finishes.

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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. 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).

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All-Wheel Drive

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 maximises traction to ensure safe driving.

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Efficiency

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.

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Technology

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INTERIOR TECHNOLOGY

The Continental GT V8 Convertible includes an 8" high resolution screen, which provides access to an AM/FM radio and an optional Sirius satellite radio*, plus navigation, suspension adjustment and controls for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. When parking, the screen displays a graphic representation of the distance to any obstacles. Bluetooth® wireless connectivity makes it easy to pair the car with your phone to play digital music and make calls.

For more information on the technology available in the Continental, please click here

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Personalisation

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Colour and Choice

The Continental GT V8 Convertible features 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 Continental GT V8 Convertible, in painted and polished finishes.

The roof of the car offers further opportunity for personalisation, with eight exterior colours to choose from. Inside, there are a range of hide colours to choose from, plus contrast stitching and even hand cross-stitching for the seats and outer armrests. There is a wide range of options for the headlining that adorns the inside of the roof. A wide range of ethically sourced veneers includes options from Piano Black to the swirling grain of Burr Walnut.  

There are also a range of accessories available for your Continental Convertible. Click here to read more.

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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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Optional Packages

There are several optional specification packages available, each of which gathers together collections of options for ease of commissioning. The All Seasons Specification, for example, includes neck warmers and a heated steering wheel, to take the chill off any cold-weather drive. 

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

*Denotes feature not available in all markets
Max power
500 bhp / 507 PS / 373 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max torque
487 lb-ft / 660 Nm @ 1700 rpm
Engine capacity
3993 cc
Fuel type
98 (95) RON
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph 4.7 seconds, 0 - 100 km/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 US mpg
Highway driving (US)
24 US mpg
Combined (US)
17 US mpg
CO2 emissions
254 g/km
Efficiency class
L (UK New Car Tax Band)
Emission Controls
EU 6 / ULEV

Weights and Volumes

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

Dimensions

Overall Length
189.7 in / 4818 mm
Width Across Mirrors
87.6 in / 2226 mm
Width With Folded Mirrors
76.7 in / 1947 mm
Overall Height
55.1 in / 1400 mm
Wheelbase
108.1 in / 2746 mm

Vehicle Dynamics

Engine
4.0 litre twin turbo-charged V8 engine producing 507 PS & 660 Nm of torque
Brakes
Iron brakes with black painted brake callipers
Suspension
Air springs with Continuous Damping Control. Touring suspension set-up with electronic height adjustment facility

Exterior Features

Exterior Paint
Choice of 7 exterior paint colours
Exterior Roof
Choice of 3 automatically folding 4-layer insulated fabric hood
Interior Roof Colour
Choice of 4 roof interior colours
Wheels
20" six tri-spoke alloy wheel - painted
Radiator Grille
Bright front radiator matrix grille
Lower Bumper Grille
Gloss black lower bumper grilles
Exterior Badges
Red 'B' badging on radiator shell, boot lid and wheels
Headlights
Bi-Xenon projector headlights with LED signature daylight running lamps, LED main beam supplementation and integrated washer jets
Taillights
Full LED rear lamps with jewellery-effect inner lamp treatment
Tailpipes
Twin figure-of-eight stainless steel tailpipes
Fuel & Oil Filler Caps
Standard fuel and oil filler cap

Interior Features

Colour Split
1 mono-tone colour split
Leather Colours
Choice of 4 premium grade hide interior colours
Headlining
Eliade cloth headlining
Veneer
Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus
Steering Wheel
Single-tone, 3-spoke, hide trimmed steering wheel
Gear Lever
Hide & chrome trimmed gear lever
Seat Configuration
4 seat configuration with straight flute seat design
Foot Pedals
Standard foot pedals
Treadplates
Treadplates embossed with 'BENTLEY'
Infotainment System
Front screen infotainment system with 8" high resolution screen
Radio
Satellite radio*
Audio System
8-channel, 8 speaker audio system with Balanced Mode Radiator (BMR) speakers
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
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