Bentley has unveiled the Continental GT Convertible, a roof-less version of its two-door grand tourer.
The Continental GTC differs primarily from its coupe sibling by its roof. Made out of fabric, it can raise or lower in 19 seconds at speeds up to 48km/h (30mph). Bentley claims that the roof is lighter than the outgoing model’s one, however it provides a three decibel reduction in cabin noise.
Under the bonnet there’s the same 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 petrol engine as the coupe, which produces an identical 467kW of power and 900Nm of torque. Despite the additional weight of the folding roof and extra chassis bracing, it can do the 0-97km/h sprint in 3.7 seconds, toward a top speed of 333km/h. Inside, the GTC features the same interior, which includes a rotating 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, digital gauge cluster, 18-speaker Naim sound system, 20-way power adjustable seats and inbuilt neck warmers.
The Bentley Continental GT Convertible goes on sale in 2019.