Bentley is an iconic British brand that is coveted worldwide. With the introduction of the new Bentley Grand Convertible, car enthusiasts have one more reason to love the luxury brand.
“This concept demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer, while embodying elegance beyond compare,” Bentley Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer said. “With this car we combine the opulent Mulsanne experience with the full sensory indulgence of open-air touring, continuing to unite luxury and performance in new ways.”
With a gorgeous Sequin Blue exterior color (based on a single sequin from a customer’s haute couture gown), the Bentley Grand Convertible also features a silver “liquid metal” finish to the bonnet and windscreen frame. Contrasting the rich blue bodywork is the Bentley directional wheel design, finished by hand and polished to a high shine.
The wheels hint at the enormous power and torque that wait under the bonnet. With 537 PS (530 bhp / 395 kW) and 1,100 Nm (811 lb.ft) of torque from Bentley’s legendary 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 engine of the flagship Mulsanne, the Grand Convertible promises the luxury of effortless performance to match its unparalleled style.
The interior is luxurious and breath-taking with 14 naturally tanned leather hides that are merged together with progressive-diamond quilting and Sequin Blue thread cross-stitched by hand. The light hide is contrasted by the sleek elegance of Beluga leather around the top of the doors and extending back to the rear tonneau, framed in polished chrome.
The tonneau itself provides the most significant example of Bentley craftsmanship at its finest. Replete with book-matched, mirror-finished and dark-stained Burr Walnut, the tonneau features the largest piece of wood veneer ever applied to a Bentley. Fashioned entirely by hand, this expanse of veneer is only paralleled by the creations of the world’s best furniture makers and is finished with elegant parallel lines of chromed steel.
“We are eagerly awaiting the response of our customers to this car. We will ensure that this car – if it reaches the roads – will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector’s piece,” Dürheimer said.
Iconic yet understated in style, the Bentley Grand Convertible represents the ultimate in powerful, sensuous roofless motoring.
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