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Continental GT V8 S Convertible

The engine of the Continental GT V8 S makes an incredible sound – one best enjoyed with the top down.

Complete with a redesigned front spoiler and rear diffuser, for a sportier and more confident stance, the Continental GT V8 S Convertible is an irresistible proposition for every journey.

But this supercar performance doesn’t mean a compromise on comfort. Thanks to the four-layer construction of its retractable roof, the Continental GT V8 S Convertible accommodates up to four people with the hood up in the same unflustered refinement as its hard-topped sibling.

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

Design

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Exterior Design

Designed for a sporting look, whether the hood is up or down, the Continental GT V8 S Convertible looks every bit as sophisticated as any convertible Bentley – but with the added edge that comes from a series of S model exterior details.

The look is complemented by 20” open-spoke wheels and red painted brake callipers. Beluga gloss door mirrors to match the lower body details including the lower front bumper, while dark tint lamps to the front and rear are options that add additional edge to the exterior aesthetic. 

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A rear cabin interior view of a Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible | Bentley Motors

Interior Design

When you sit beneath the four-layer insulated roof, it’s easy to forget you’re in a convertible, such is the quality of its construction.

A shorter centre console gives rear seat passengers even more space, while the elegant Continental instrumentation gives the impression of an aeronautical cockpit. Piano Black veneers feature as standard throughout the interior, with a range of wood species, including Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer, available as options. 

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Improved Aerodynamics

Beluga gloss lower body styling features – front splitter, side sills and rear diffuser – improve the car’s aerodynamics by reducing front-end lift, improving stability at higher speeds, while bright wing vents sit proudly behind the front wheels.

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Performance

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Engineering

Beneath the bonnet of the Continental GT V8 S Convertible beats a monstrous heart: a 4.0 litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine generating 680 Newton metres (502 lb.ft) of torque.

Despite its muscular powerplant, the Continental GT V8 S Convertible is remarkably efficient with CO2 emissions at a mere 258 g/km, due in no small part to the use of variable displacement.

Additionally, for the ultimate in efficient performance, the engineering team introduced hot-side inside (HSI) technology: in essence, a method of reducing both energy wastage and engine weight by mounting the turbochargers within the ‘V’ of the V8 cylinder arrangement. The result of all this innovation is a Continental GT V8 S Convertible with improved power performance, with no penalty to fuel economy or emissions.

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Suspension

The suspension is 10 mm lower than that of the Continental GT V8 Convertible – and the springs and damping have been revised, front and back. Alongside uprated anti-roll bars, this improves agility, control and balance, while the recalibrated steering enhances driver feedback and feel.

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Open-Air Driving

At the flick of a switch, the four-layer insulated roof of the Continental GT V8 S Convertible folds down, to expose driver and occupants to the sun. Even if you set off before deciding, the top can still be folded down at speeds of up to 20 mph.

Once in motion, the upgraded Continental chassis and suspension system combine to provide a more responsive drive, while the satisfying roar of the 4.0 litre twin turbocharged V8 engine – all the more important when driving with the top down, comes with the option of a sports exhaust system with a revised pipe architecture, redesigned silencers and re-tuned mountings.

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Technology

The front cabin interior of a Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible | Bentley Motors

INTERIOR TECHNOLOGY

The Continental GT V8 S Convertible includes an 8" high resolution screen with an AM/FM radio and optional Sirius satellite radio*. It also provides access to navigation, suspension adjustment and controls for the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems. The screen displays a graphic representation of parking distance, while Bluetooth® wireless connectivity makes it easy to pair the car with phones and other mobile devices.

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

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CONTINENTAL GT V8 S CONVERTIBLE BLACK EDITION

The Bentley Continental V8 S Convertible is also available in a Black Edition. From its black 21” seven spoke alloy wheels up, every detail has been considered. All the external brightware has been replaced with blackware, including the lower fender and headlamp bezels. Dark tint front lamps and rear lamps complete the look.

For the exterior aerokit, customers can choose from four striking accent colours – St. James’ Red, Hallmark, Beluga and Cyber Yellow. Add matching door mirrors as a cost option. You can also specify the brake calliper colour to either blend in with the rest of the car or to stand out in a bold, contrasting statement.

The interior includes a three-spoke sports steering wheel and a unique colour split. Choose the Mulliner Driving Specification and you will also enjoy contrast stitching to the diamond quilting, contrast stitching on the steering wheel and black 21” five spoke directional wheels.

Click here to find your nearest Bentley dealer, who can tell you more about this special edition.

Alternatively, register your interest in the Continental GT V8 S Black Edition here.

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Personalisation

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Colour and Choice

On the Continental GT V8 S Convertible 17 standard exterior paint finishes are available. If that isn’t enough, Bentley’s bespoke paint specialists can match any sample you care to provide and reproduce it on the bodywork of your car. The hood also offers the opportunity for personalisation, with a choice of eight exterior colours available.

You can choose from a range of 17 interior hide colours with either single-colour schemes available alongside duotone colour splits. Contrast stitching can be commissioned for an additional accent colour, while hand cross-stitching lends the interior even more exquisite, handcrafted style.

A range of accessories are available for the Continental Convertible: click here to read more.

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All Weather Specification

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

*Denotes feature not available in all markets
Max power
520 bhp / 528 PS / 388 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max torque
502 lb-ft / 680 Nm @ 1700 rpm
Engine capacity
3993 cc
Fuel type
98 (95) RON
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph 4.5 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 4.7 seconds
Max speed
191 mph / 308 km/h
CO2 EU Drivecycle
Type Approved
Combined
25.4 mpg, 11.1 litres / 100 km
Urban
17.5 mpg, 16.1 litres / 100 km
Extra urban
34.9 mpg, 8.1 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
258 g/km
Efficiency class
M (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
54.7 in / 1390 mm
Wheelbase
108.1 in / 2746 mm

Vehicle Dynamics

Engine
4.0 litre twin turbo-charged V8 engine producing 528 PS & 680 Nm of torque
Brakes
Iron brakes with red painted brake callipers
Suspension
Air springs with Continuous Damping Control. Sports suspension set-up with electronic height adjustment facility

Exterior Features

Exterior Paint
Choice of 17 exterior paint colours
Exterior Roof
Choice of 5 automatically folding 4-layer insulated fabric hood
Interior Roof Colour
Choice of 8 roof interior colours
Wheels
20" open spoke alloy wheel - painted
Radiator Grille
Gloss black front radiator matrix grille
Lower Bumper Grille
Gloss black lower bumper grilles
Exterior Badges
Red 'B' badging on radiator shell, boot lid and wheels
Derivative Badges
'V8 S' front wing badges
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
Bodywork
Beluga gloss front splitter, side sills, rear extension and diffuser

Interior Features

Colour Split
Choice of 6 colour splits, including unique GT V8 S interior colour split
Leather Colours
Choice of 17 premium grade hide interior colours
Veneer
Piano Black
Steering Wheel
Sports, single-tone, 3-spoke, hide trimmed steering wheel
Gear Lever
Knurled sports gear lever with leather
Seat Configuration
4 seat configuration with straight flute seat design
Foot Pedals
Standard foot pedals
Treadplates
Treadplates embossed with 'V8 S'
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
Premier Specification
Interior Style Specification - Contrast Stitch
Interior Style Specification - Cross Stitch
All Seasons Specification
GT V8 S Sports Specification
Extended GT V8 S Sports Specification
Dark tint front and rear lamps
Beluga gloss door mirrors
Sports exhaust
Massage/ventilated seats
21" Alloy wheels
Jewel fuel and oil filler caps
Carbon ceramic brakes
Naim Audio System
Adaptive Cruise Control
Twin front arm rests
V8 S Logo and Bentley Emblems to Headrests