Bentley has revealed the 2013 Continental GT Speed Convertible and they say it's the world's quickest four-seat cabrio.
Following leaked photos last week, Bentley has revealed the 2013 Continental GT Speed Convertible and they say it's the world's quickest four-seat cabrio.
They borrowed the massive twin-turbo W12 6.0-liter engine from the Continental GT Speed with its 616 hp (460 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. It's good enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h), while fuel consumption is rated at 15.8 mpg (19 mpg UK or 14.8 liters / 100 km).
Aside from the engine transplant, the new convertible has a 10mm lowered suspension compared to the GT and comes with stiffer bushes, updated air springs and dampers, along with revised anti-roll bars. Bentley also tweaked the steering to make it more responsive.
Other noticeable features include exclusive 21-inch alloys, dark chrome air intakes and radiator grille, plus bigger tailpipes with rifled interiors. Inside it gets quilted diamond leather, dark aluminum inserts on the dashboard and an optional carbon fiber trim.
Slated to go on sale next summer, the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is expected to have a starting price of approximately 164,000 GBP (202,218 EUR), making it about 15,000 GBP (18,450 EUR) more expensive than the regular GT Convertible.
Check out the press release below for more info.