The 2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible has been revealed, it’s set to join the new Coupe in Australian showrooms next year.
At launch, the Continental GT Convertible will be powered by the brand’s 6.0-litre W12 engine offering 466kW of power and 900Nm of torque. It’s mated with an eight-speed dual clutch transmission that sends drive to all four wheels which are dressed in specially designed Pirelli P-Zero tyres.
Bentley’s new Active All-Wheel-Drive System distributes the torque split between the front and rear according to the driving situation, however, it will continue to feature a rear wheel bias.
Performance wise, the car takes 3.8 seconds to hit triple figures from a standing start on the way to a top speed of 333km/h.
The Convertible’s proportions have changed, it’s longer and lower than the predecessor with the front wheels moved 135mm further forward.
The party piece electronic roof takes just 19 seconds to lower at speeds up to 50km/h, giving pedestrian plebs a look at how the other half travel.
With the wind blowing through one's hair comfort is taken care of via a newly designed neck warmer which is integrated into the heated 20-way adjustable comfort seats with electrically adjustable headrests. A heated steering wheel, heated seats and new heated armrests keep the car cosy even with the top down.
Like the Coupe cousin, the Convertible will be offered with two optional City and Touring packs at launch.
City Specification includes hands-free boot opening, pedestrian warning, traffic-sign recognition, city braking systems and a top-view camera.
The Touring package includes adaptive cruise control with traffic-jam assist, active lane assist, a head-up display, night vision with an infrared camera, and pre-sense braking.
Full Australian specifications and pricing are yet to be announced. Stay tuned.
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