Bentley Continental GT Convertible
A luxurious and charismatic super convertible
Within a year of the launch of the third generation of Continental GT, the Bentley, the British luxury brand of the VW group (which since "Brexit" and the US export restrictions does not go through one of its best moments), launches a convertible version, named Continental GT Convertible, that is about 200,000 euros.
Sharing the same W12 twin-turbo gasoline engine of Audi origin (635 hp at 6,000 rpm and almost 92 m/kg at 1,350 rpm) now slightly updated with a micro hybridization at 48V (which does not stop it from announcing an average needing of 14 liters / 100 km and for urban routes of 20 - WLTP standards - with more than 300 g / km of CO2), Crew's house launches this model that looks for attending those customers who want an imposing convertible, although not as sporty as their less conventional and heavy rivals.
This Bentley convertible is almost two and a half tons heavy (2,414 kg) in a vacuum, and it is not so large (4.85 m long). Despite this, its characteristics are shocking: reaches a top speed of 333 km/h and it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds (one tenth more than Coupe). The top (electric, of course) opens and closes in 19 seconds, being able to operate up to 50 km/h.
Greater elegance and style. - Compared to the previous Continental GT Convertible, Bentley has improved its sealing by a new combination of insulating materials which reduces the interior noise level by 3 decibels when the top is closed. On the other hand, the boot, with 235 liters, loses 25 liters against the previous generation, a volume already uncommon despite being a fanciful car, a super luxury convertible with 4 seats.
Bentley claims to have improved the dynamic heating airflow for the integrated necks in the front seats, in addition to having heated steering wheel, seats and even elbows. Of course, the seats are also air-conditioned and electrically adjustable, and even a hand-stitched upholstery can be worn.
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TEXT: J. Robredo (www.motormundial.es); IMAGES: Archivos
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