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New Continental GT V8 Convertible

With the new Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible, open-air grand touring is always exhilarating. With a spirited V8 engine, innovative technology, sleek, contemporary design and exquisite attention to detail, you are both completely in touch with the road beneath you and fully connected to the world around you.

*The Continental GT V8 Convertible is only available to order in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States of America. It will become available to order in other selected markets during the first half of 2020. Please contact your Bentley dealer for further information.

Design

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FLOWING LINES

This Bentley V8 convertible is designed to be equally stylish with the roof open or closed. When the roof is up, it merges seamlessly with the streamlined body to form a silhouette that looks inspired in any landscape. As the roof lowers, it is stowed compactly to allow a single beautiful design line to emerge from the side panels and sweep around the rear seats in one fluid movement.

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EXQUISITE STYLE

The stunning looks continue on the inside. Whether the roof is up or down, you are cocooned in refined comfort, with a single hide colour, from a choice of five colours as standard, used throughout the cabin to create an inviting space. A contemporary Crown Cut Walnut veneer, sustainably sourced from Black Walnut trees on the Eastern side of North America, completes the interior in style. 

To see how your car might look, explore the Bentley Configurator. You can choose from a range of optional veneers, including Koa, and an extended range of hide colours, with the option to add a secondary colour.

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BEAUTIFULLY LIT

The new Continental GT V8 Convertible has a pleasing connection between exterior and interior design, with styling cues inside the car inspired by features such as the exterior haunch line. Each of the available hide colours looks spectacular whether bathed in daylight or enclosed under the stylish roof. The pioneering Bentley Rotating Display adds the perfect finishing touch to the elegant fascia.

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Performance

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A DYNAMIC DRIVE

The new Continental GT V8 Convertible is exceptionally responsive, with astonishing powers of acceleration that can take you from 0 to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 4.1 seconds) and on to a top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h)*.

You won’t just feel the power of this remarkable car as you accelerate, you’ll hear it too, with the gratifying burble of the Bentley V8 engine particularly rewarding when the roof is down.

* All technical data is based on the North American drive cycle and is provisional, subject to Type Approval.
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CHOOSE YOUR MODE

Four Bentley driving modes allow you to adjust chassis and drivetrain settings to suit the road beneath you. The Comfort mode offers a refined ride that makes every journey a pleasure, the Bentley mode delivers the perfect balance between performance and refinement and the Custom mode allows you to calibrate the settings precisely as you like them.

But it is the Sport mode that fully celebrates the capabilities of the V8 engine, maximising responsiveness as well as accentuating the distinctive engine sound.

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Technology

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OPEN-AIR INGENUITY

A wealth of innovative features enhance the pleasure of convertible grand touring even further. The roof can open or close at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h) and does so faster than ever before.

Ventilated seats make summer driving extra pleasurable, while a heated armrest, heated steering wheel and discreet neck warmers encourage you to keep the roof down on cooler days. When you wish to feel more enclosed, the four-layer roof has been engineered to keep you as insulated as a Bentley GT coupé.

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DESIGNED TO BE DRIVEN

The exuberant performance of the new Continental GT V8 Convertible is made possible by a range of intelligent driver technology. Active All-Wheel Drive gives you total confidence whatever route you take, while eight-speed dual-clutch transmission provides supremely quick gear changes that enhance the engaging driving experience.

Adaptive cruise control uses long-range radar to maintain your distance from the car in front, and a suite of driver assistance systems help to make even the longest journey a pleasure.

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WELL CONNECTED

Intuitive My Bentley* technology makes the journey smarter, safer and more convenient. Services include Apple CarPlay®, which lets you control your iPhone® through the car’s systems, and Satellite maps, which allows the navigation to display a photorealistic landscape. Private eCall alerts emergency services in a critical situation, while remote features, such as Lock my car, can be accessed through the My Bentley app. Other time-saving features, such as My car status, display information on your phone about everything from fuel level to your maintenance schedule.

Apple CarPlay and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc.
*My Bentley services are currently not available in all markets. Speak to your local Bentley dealer for more details.
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New Continental GT V8 Convertible First Edition

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THE HEIGHTS OF BENTLEY CRAFTSMANSHIP

To celebrate the launch of a convertible unlike any other, Bentley have created the new Continental GT V8 First Edition as the ultimate expression of this remarkable car.

This rare grand tourer contains the most sought-after options designed for the new Continental GT V8 Convertible as standard, including the Bentley Rotating Display. You can also choose from any of the available alloy wheels and veneers, including a special 22” Five Open Spoke wheel and dual veneers with a Grand Black finish.

A range of lighting effects, such as Mood Lighting, Illuminated Sills and LED Mulliner Welcome Lamps add to the feel of refined elegance. The Front Seat Comfort Specification, City Specification and Touring Specification enhance every journey – you can learn more about these specifications here

In addition, unique First Edition badges, both on the exterior and on the fascia, feature a Union Flag with the number 1 at its centre. Special First Edition treadplates are visible as you open each door, and, should you wish, the words First Edition or the Bentley wings can be embroidered onto the headrests. 

The Continental GT V8 Convertible First Edition is a unique celebration of the Bentley grand touring spirit. 

*The new Continental GT V8 Convertible First Edition is only available in the US and Canada.
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Personalisation

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THE IDEAL INTERIOR

The Colour Specification increases your choice of hide colours from five to fifteen and also offers four elegant duo tone colour splits, as well as introducing three additional interior hood colours that ensure your surroundings are just as pleasing when the roof is closed. You can also choose from a range of seven single veneers, any of which can be enhanced by a gleaming Chrome Pin Stripe, and seven dual veneers.

The Front Seat Comfort Specification includes the heating and cooling functions that enhance convertible driving, while the City Specification and Touring Specification make driving effortless wherever you travel.

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A STRIKING EXTERIOR

With practically limitless opportunities for personalisation, your new Continental GT V8 Convertible can be unlike any other. There are seven standard paint colours and ten additional options to choose from, as well as seven exterior roof finishes – including the contemporary Tweed option – and a selection of eye-catching alloy wheels.

To complete your convertible’s striking look, the Blackline Specification underlines the dramatic V8 feel, while the Mulliner Driving Specification adds exquisite sporting details, inside and out.

You can explore the full range of possibilities with the Bentley Configurator, or create something entirely unique with Mulliner.

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Detailed Specifications

The Continental GT V8 Convertible is only available to order in Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States of America. It will become available to order in other selected markets during the first half of 2020. Please contact your Bentley dealer for further information.
*Denotes feature not available in all markets.
**All technical data is based on the North American drive cycle and is provisional, subject to Type Approval.
Max Power
542 bhp / 550 PS / 404 kW**
Max Torque
568 lb-ft / 770 Nm**
Fuel Type
Petrol
Acceleration
0 - 60 mph 4.0 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 4.1 seconds**
Max Speed
198 mph / 318 km/h**

Vehicle Dynamics

Engine
4.0 litre V8 Petrol twin turbocharged engine producing 550 PS & 770 Nm of torque**
Brakes
Iron brakes with black painted brake callipers
Suspension
Air suspension, including a three chamber air spring, with Continuous Damping Control and 4 height settings. Includes Bentley Dynamic Ride system
Transmission
8 speed dual clutch transmission with Active All-Wheel Drive

Exterior Features

Exterior Paint
Choice of 7 exterior paint colours
Exterior Roof
Electric 4 layer roof in choice of 3 exterior hood colours; Black, Blue, Grey
Wheels
20" ten spoke alloy wheel - painted
Radiator Grille
Bright chrome radiator matrix grille with chrome surround and centre bar
Lower Bumper Grille
Black lower bumper grille
Exterior Badges
Black 'B' badging on radiator shell, boot lid and wheels
Derivative Badges
Bright chrome wing vent
Headlights
Full LED matrix headlamps with High Beam Assist
Taillights
Full LED tail lamps
Tailpipes
Quad Pipe exhaust finishers
Fuel & Oil Filler Caps
Standard fuel and oil filler caps
Brightware
Polished brightware to side windows

Interior Features

Colour Split
Mono-tone colour split
Leather Colours
Choice of 5 premium grade hide interior colours
Interior Roof Colour
Choice of 5 interior hood colours; Grey, New Blue, Saddle, Beluga, Red
Headlining
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 'Handbuilt in Crewe, England'
Infotainment System
Front screen infotainment system with 12.3” high resolution capacitive touch screen high definition display
Radio
Digital or satellite radio*
Audio System
650 watt, 10-channel, 10 speaker audio system

Specifications

Centenary Specification
Mulliner Driving Specification with choice of 22" wheel style (21” wheel styles also available)
City Specification
Touring Specification*
Continental Blackline Specification
Smoker's Specification
Mood Lighting Specification
First Edition Specification*
Colour Specification

Exterior Options

Choice of 21" five tri-spoke or 21" ten spoke wheel in various finishes
Choice of Extended Range paints
Standard Brakes with Red Painted Callipers
Bright Chromed Lower Bumper Matrix Style Grille
Electric 4 layer roof in choice of 4 optional exterior hood colours; Dark Brown, Claret, Tweed or Dark Grey Metallic

Veneers & Technical Finishes

Choice of 7 single finish veneers, or 7 dual finish veneer combinations
Decorative insert for console - Côte De Genève
Diamond knurling to bulls eyes organ stops and clock bezel
Chrome Pin Stripe to veneer

Steering Wheels & Driver Consoles

Heated, single tone or duo tone, 3 spoke, hide trimmed steering wheel
Heated, single tone or duo tone, 3 spoke, indented hide trimmed steering wheel
Sports Pedals

Seating & Hide Trim Finishes

Contrast Stitching
Hand Cross Stitching
Contrast Stitching and Seat Piping
Embroidered Bentley Emblems
Semi-Aniline Leather to Seats and Door Inserts
Front Seat Comfort Specification

Audio & Communication

Naim for Bentley
Bang & Olufsen for Bentley
Digital TV tuner*

Technology

Adaptive Cruise Control*
Bentley Dynamic Ride
Bentley Rotating Display
Inductive Phone Charger*
Welcome Lighting
Night Vision*
Head-Up Display*

Convenience

Illuminated Bentley Sill and Derivative Treadplate
Air Ionizer

Mulliner Features

Personalised embroidery to headrests
Personalised treadplate plaques
LED welcome lamps by Mulliner