The North American International Auto Show opened on January 14, 2013, and Bentley showcased the Continental GT Speed Convertible. The vehicle is a powerful 625 hp, 800 Nm torque vehicle which will be fitted with a 6.0 liter W12 engine. Capacity to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and ability to achieve a top speed of 202 mph will be its prime attributes, while performance and stability stand steady.
The Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible images reveal a luxury sports car that is fitted with 21″ alloy wheels, rifled exhaust system and a hand crafted cabin with Mulliner Driving Specifications as standard. Fuel economy sees a 15% improvement due to its quick shifting 8 speed transmission while auto emissions are also improved as compared to the first generation Speed. Convertible GT Speed comes equipped with an energy recuperation system, a permanent all wheel drive system and a close ratio.
The vehicle itself is built on stiffer chassis with aluminum double wishbone front suspension while a trapezoidal multi link is seen at the rear end. The Convertible sits 10mm closer to the ground as compared to other GT Speed Convertibles while interiors sport diamond quilted leather, wood and carbon trims and a new multimedia system with Flat panel Balance Mode Radiator speakers. Bentley reported 22% global sales increase for 2012, while maintaining it’s US position on top.