Bentley launches world’s fastest 4-seat convertible

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CHESHIRE luxury car manufacturer Bentley is launching the world’s fastest four-seater convertible, the 202mph Continental GT Speed.

The new model, which will be made at Bentley’s Crewe headquarters, will make its global debut this month at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Continental GT Speed Convertible, Bentley’s new open-top performance flagship – and the world’s fastest four-seat convertible – makes its international debut on 14th January at the North American International Auto Show, Detroit.

The new GT Speed Convertible is powered by a 616 bhp twin-turbocharged 6.0 litre W12, engine, which also delivers a 15%improvement in fuel efficiency.

The close-ratio eight-speed transmission, uprated and lowered suspension and re-tuned steering aim to provide drivers with exhilarating acceleration and sharp, communicative handling without affecting comfort.

Design features  include exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels, dark-tint grilles and ‘rifled’ exhaust tail pipes.

Bentley chairman and chief executive Dr Wolfgang Schreiber said:  “Following the recent successful introduction of the GT Speed, the new GT Speed Convertible will appeal to drivers who seek the sensory thrills of the world’s fastest four-seat soft-top and the practicality of a year-round grand tourer, together with unrivalled levels of luxury and refinement. It is designed for those who accept no compromise.”