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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 nine single veneers, including new High Gloss Carbon Fibre. Any of these can be enhanced by a gleaming Chrome Pin Stripe (except Carbon Fibre), 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.
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.
New Continental GT V8 Convertible First Edition
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.