2014 Bentley GT Speed Convertible roars into Motown [video]

It's a chilly 22°F (-5°C) in Detroit, but that hasn't stopped Bentley from dropping the top on the 2013 Continental GT Speed Convertible.

Described as a "truly breath-taking grand tourer," the GT Speed is powered by a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine that cranks out 625 HP (460 kW) and 590 lb-ft (800 Nm) of torque. It is connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a permanent all-wheel drive system which enables the model to rocket from 0-100 km/h in 4.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph).

To ensure the cabrio's handling is up to task, engineers installed a sportier suspension with uprated springs and dampers. There's also a revised steering system which promises to deliver "sharp, communicative handling without detriment to the renowned ride comfort of Bentley’s Continental convertible."

On the styling front, the model gets subtle updates including dark-tinted grille inserts, rifled exhaust tips and 21-inch alloy wheels.

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Motor show Detroit Auto Show
Automaker Bentley
Article type General
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