Bentley created the modern luxury Grand Tourer segment in 2003. Now in its third generation, the Continental GT is the most agile ever. As a lover of cabriolets, I couldn’t resist to take their Convertible V8 for a spin. The Dragon Red II paintwork contrasts with the dark grey metallic hood complemented by 22” five open-spoke wheels in a painted finish.

    The combination is sure to attract every- body’s attention wherever you go. However this is not a loud car by any means. At the end of the day, it is a Bentley: designed, engineered and handcrafted in Great Britain. Effortless elegance and refinement combine with unparalleled levels of luxury and cutting-edge technology to deliver and unforgettable driving experience.

    Its 4.0- litre, twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine develops 542bhp and takes you from 0to 60mph in 3.9 seconds. This is as much “oomph!” as you’ll ever need. The roof can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds, with the car travelling at speeds of up to 30 mph. When this girl lets her hair down, the fun truly starts. Fast and responsive, this GT Convertible fliesoff the pedal, grabs to the tarmac and feels truly connected to the driver.

    Its exceptional handling is aided by front and rear anti-roll bars while Bentley’s intelligent Dynamic Ride System controls ride comfort and lateralroll, cushioning passengers from excessive movement. The air suspension uses three-chamber air springs for a silky smooth ride. An Active All-Wheel Drive System varies the front-to- rear torque split dependent on the driving situation.

    The different modes available via the Bentley Drive Dynamics selector gives the driver the opportunity to explore the range of performance the car has to offer (I personally recommend Sport). The cabin is a tribute to handcrafted luxury. Mine came in dual-tone Linen and Beluga leather, with fascias and centre consolein Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, finished with contrast stitching.

    The seats can be adjusted in 21 different ways for ultimate personalisation. The dashboard is a driver-focused instrument panel that comes with the optional Bentley Rotating Display, featuring a 12.3” touchscreen housedin a three-sided unit, which revolves the veneer to reveal the screen, as well as three elegant analogue dials (love it). This is a fabulous car in which to do long distance, a car for the open road, to share unforgettable journeys. A true Bentley.

    OTR: £170,000

    • Show Comments

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *

    Ads

    ads

    You May Also Like

    McLaren Artura

    Luxury supercar company McLaren has recently unveiled the Artura. This all-new era, high-performance, hybrid ...

    Luxury supercar company McLaren has recently unveiled the Artura. This all-new era, high-performance, hybrid supercar (HPH) combines ground-breaking technology with …

    New Manufacture, New Montres!

    Patek Philippe’s new steel Calatrava watch It shows the undeniable strength of Patek Philippe ...

    Patek Philippe’s new steel Calatrava watch It shows the undeniable strength of Patek Philippe that in these difficult economic times, …

    The world’s First Modern Diving

    (Opening picture: Captain Robert ‘Bob’ Maloubier © Blancpain)   70 Years Of Fifty Fathoms ...

    (Opening picture: Captain Robert ‘Bob’ Maloubier © Blancpain)   70 Years Of Fifty Fathoms Pioneers of civilian aviation in the …

    The Bentley Mulsanne 6.75 Edition

    It’s always hard to say goodbye and to find an appropriate way to say ...

    It’s always hard to say goodbye and to find an appropriate way to say it; but doing so allows the …

    BMW M850i xDrive Convertible

    by Victoria Macmillan Bell   Pilots have a penchant for BMWs, especially with an ...

    by Victoria Macmillan Bell   Pilots have a penchant for BMWs, especially with an M badge. So what’s the attraction? …

    Voyages

    “Voyages” by Patek Philippe, A journey through the history of the brand’s World and ...

    “Voyages” by Patek Philippe, A journey through the history of the brand’s World and Travel Time Complications By the mid …

    Triumph 660 Trident

    Triumph tackle the middleweight bike sector with the launch of their long-awaited Trident 660 ...

    Triumph tackle the middleweight bike sector with the launch of their long-awaited Trident 660 Triple, with the aim of enticing …

    Go Green with a GoCycle

    GoCycle is a company going places and so are the people buying their, quick ...

    GoCycle is a company going places and so are the people buying their, quick folding electric bikes. The latest model …

    Adrenaline Junkies

    Traditionally advent calendars are filled with chocolates or little pictures behind paper doors. The ...

    Traditionally advent calendars are filled with chocolates or little pictures behind paper doors. The idea of marking each day with …

    This website uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies.