Article By Nikki Shaw

NEW CONTINENTAL GT V8 CONVERTIBLE

With a lively V8 engine delivering irresistibly dynamic performance, accompanied by the sound of its uniquely emotive burble, the new Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible offers a truly engaging driving experience. Combine this with elegant design, contemporary craftsmanship and seamless technology, and you have a grand tourer that makes every journey breathtaking.

Here at Bentley Manchester we are proud to offer you the opportunity to experience the Bentley Continental V8. Available in coupe or convertible the Brand New Continental V8 is a step-change in technology and a truly stunning design language, the new Continental is unmatched in its class. This Bentley GT coupé is the quintessential grand tourer – phenomenally powerful, beautifully designed and exquisitely crafted.

The new Continental GT Convertible features clean, superformed lines and a wide, low body, evoking a sense of speed and presence. On unlocking the car, a pre-programmed sequence of exterior lighting welcomes you. To complement the car’s striking interior design, the interior mood lighting (fitted as standard) can be configured to your preference. With lighting strips created to accentuate the car’s key design lines, you can choose vibrant or muted settings in seven colours, as well as backlighting the treadplates in your chosen colour.

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.

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.

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)*.


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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

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