Stylish 20-inch open-spoke alloy wheels are further distinguished by red-painted brake callipers. At the centre of each wheel is the Bentley ‘B’ insignia, and the Bentley legend is inscribed on each calliper. The face of the vehicle is dominated by a gloss-black, chrome-trimmed grille. At the sides Bi-Xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and fog lamps provide powerful and distinctive light sources. The winged Bentley emblem is positioned above. The same motif adorns the rear of the vehicle where LED tail lights and twin figure-of-eight tailpipes make quite the impact. A Beluga Gloss lower body detail is echoed by the design and look of the car’s door mirrors.
The cabin is easily the match of the exterior. Piano Black wood veneer, soft leathers and polished metal surfaces provide a luxurious look and feel to the cockpit. You can put your stamp on the interior by choosing from 17 colour schemes and subtle but distinctive colour splits. A redesigned steering wheel provides a perfect grip and a knurled sports gear lever is the sort of design feature that respectfully reflects the marque’s racing heritage. With the roof closed, you would be forgiven for thinking you were beneath the hard-topped version; a testament to the artistry that created the four-layer insulated canopy. But just flick a switch and the canopy unfolds. For those days when temperatures are particularly low, heated front seats bring welcome respite. A 260-litre boot gives you the sort of space that is provided by the average bath tub.
The car is designed to handle all types of weather and road conditions, something that is helped by an all-wheel drive system which incorporates the Torsen Limited Slip Differential, using a front-to-rear power split of 40/60. This provides you with greater control when it comes to steering and cornering. The powerful 4.0-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine offers up to 520bhp and as much as 680Nm of torque at 1,700rpm. The Continental GT V8 S Convertible is a nimble operator too, with acceleration from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 191mph.
An eight-inch touchscreen is positioned on the centre console. This interface provides you with essential driving data and an array of entertainment options. A 30GB hard drive contains a wealth of mapping information and half of it is given over to audio content of your choosing.
Bluetooth technology enables you to drive hands-free and stream music from hand-held devices. A six-disc CD changer provides hours of music and you can also enjoy audio content that you have loaded onto an SD card.
All sounds are relayed through a Naim Audio system that utilises 11 Balanced Mode Radiator speakers to deliver clear and faithfully-reproduced music throughout the cockpit.
The Continental GT V8 S Convertible is, by design, an extremely well-balanced vehicle. With Electronic Stability Control, you have greater control on tricky road surfaces.
The car comes with a full range of airbags and pop-up roll bars that offer extra protection.
You can test drive the new Continental GT V8 S Convertible by booking an appointment on our website. Alternatively, call us to speak to a member of our team or drop in at any of our showrooms.