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Would you like your convertible to be inspired by a yacht? Well, you do not have to imagine it anymore - thanks to the Bentley Continental GT Convertible and Mulliner for building one. With its size and opulence, there is no doubt that a yacht would enter your mind when seeing this model. This was made possible by Mulliner, which gave it the Galene Edition treatment. Overall, it has a droptop just like that of a yacht. In case you were wondering, Galene is a very apt name as it’s from the Greek goddess of calm seas.
For Mulliner to achieve this look, they had to work with Princess Yachts for some design cues that are necessary. For instance, the Continental GT Convertible was finished in a Glacier White paint that is accented with a Sequin Blue stripe on the lower end of the car, matching the dark blue roof. The convertible is equipped with a set of 21-inch polished Propeller Wheels.
The interior has plenty more design elements that you would associate with yachts. The cabin is made of a combination of Linen, Portland, Brunel, and Camel tinted leather - creams, taupes and nudes that will make you feel like you’re on a high-end boat. This is complemented by the cabin’s trim in the same Glacier White paint. There is even a hand-painted image of the super yacht on the dashboard for more detail, which was made by illustrator Jaume Vilardell. The trunk floor is more unconventional this time, with the open-pore Pinstripe Walnut finish. You can also find the same finish on the center stack and around the gearshift.Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT Convertible Galene looks very much like a yacht
Bentley Motors has partnered with none other than British pop art godfather Sir Peter Blake to make a highly unique Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible. Once made, this one-of-a-kind vehicle will then be auctioned off on June 24 by Bonhams for charity during the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The brand chose Sir Peter to make this special Bentley, motivated by the artist’s illustrious career as one of those in the forefront of Britain’s famous pop art movement. The brand itself has agreed to donate this vehicle to the Care2Save Charitable Trust, an organization that helps provide worldwide palliative and hospice care.
Regarding the commission as well as that of the donation, Bentley’s Member of the Board for Sales, Marketing and Aftersales, Kevin Rose shares that Sir Peter has managed to design a stunningly colorful car, which more than proves why he is indeed considered as one of the top artists of Britain.Read the entire article Sir Peter Blake designs pop art Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible for charity
Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible Test Drive: Striking The Perfect Balance Of Luxury And Performance
After British brand Bentley Motors became a part of Volkswagen in 1998, the first model that it came out with was the Bentley Continental Grand Tourer (GT). It has been produced in volumes since 2003 – the first Bentley really to be given the mass-production treatment. Notably, it shares a platform with the Volkswagen Phaeton. It could be differentiated from the previous Continental R & T models by looking at how it was conceptualized.
It’s believed that Bentley’s transformation into a major brand known all over the world is largely credited to the success of the Continental GT. It isn’t a coach-built vehicle and while it is mass-produced, a substantial part of the entire process is still accomplished by hand. By doing this, Bentley was able to sell it in a much lower price – approximately half of the cost of a Continental R.
Because of its affordability, it drew in plenty of new customers from a wider demographic. It was at the Geneva Motor Show in 2003 that the Continental GT was introduced. The first-generation Continental GTC received excellent reviews and its elegance impressed consumers as well as the important players in the auto industry. The excitement for this new grand tourer was mostly centered on its impeccable silhouette – a trademark of Bentley’s famed convertible range.Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible Test Drive: Striking The Perfect Balance Of Luxury And Performance
When it comes to a luxury chassis and refining super sports cars, the expert that first comes to mind is MANSORY. The company presented the result of its efforts with the Bentley GTC and its newly-designed chassis. What is amazing with this car is that MANSORY not only updated its look but also upgraded the engine as well with its own turbo technology. Power is now at 1,001 HP.
The interior meanwhile gives the appearance of a premium class car. As expected, MANSORY has managed to change the interior to a highly functional control center that displays both novel design and top quality. MANSORY also made sure that when it comes to ensuring comfort, the interior only uses the most exquisite of materials.
The leather for example is hand-crafted making it resilient yet impressively soft. The airbag that is in the steering wheel has been redesigned, giving it that extra flair through the special grain and superior craftsmanship of the embroidery and stitching.Read the entire article Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible gets 1,001 hp from Mansory
For the 2015MY, Bentley updated its flagship Grand Tourer, the Continental GT Speed and promises that it will make its world debut in March, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Under the hood, there is the iconic 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine that now develops 635 hp (467 kW) and an impressive 820 Nm (590 lb-ft) of torque.
With these numbers, the coupe has a top speed of 206 mph or 331 km/h, while the convertible can reach 203 mph or 327 km/h. Regarding the design, the 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed has a more distinctive visual presence. As a result, it comes with a sharp front spoiler, discrete side skirts and an elegant air diffuser that are finished in the same exterior paint colour for the first time.
The design is completed by the dark tint finish seen on the 21-inch Speed wheel design, headlamps and taillights. Behind the 21-inch wheels we find the red-painted brake calipers. Moreover, the vehicle features the ‘Speed’ badge on the front fenders that looks marvelous on the brand new Candy Red paint colour available only on the Speed models.Read the entire article 2015 Bentley Continental GT Speed Coupe and Convertible unveiled
Bentley put the drivetrain from the Continental GT Speed into the Convertible, creating what it has proclaimed as the fastest four-seat drop-top in the world. Bentley estimates that this car has a top speed of 202mph, which makes it 3mph slower than the GT Speed coupé but makes it faster than the old Bentley Speed Convertible by 7mph.
The car is equipped with the twin turbo 6.0-litre W12, enabling the car to have an output of 616bhp and 590lb ft. As a result, the car can accelerate from zero to 60mph in 4.1 seconds. The torque is available from 2000rpm and persists until 5000rpm. It can reach 100mph in 9.7sec. When the engine is used in the Convertible, the fuel economy improves by 15% to return 19mpg. Just like the Speed GT, the suspension was lowered by 10mm compared to the regular GT.
This is due to its stiffer bushes, upgraded anti-roll bars and modified air springs and dampers. The steering was reworked to offer better feedback. The convertible’s increase in top speed wasn’t the result of many improvements in aerodynamics in order to boost downforce. According to Bentley, a soft lip on the bootlid is sufficient for maintaining the car on the road.Read the entire article 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible gets official
The latest addition to the Bentley family, after the 2010 Azure T Convertible, is the Continental GTC Speed. What does this means, is that the W12 engine received a boost of 40 hp, developing now an impressive 600 hp, providing a top speed of 200 mph (322 km/h) with the roof up and 195 mph (314 km/h) with the roof down.
Also the sprint from 0-60 mph is achieved now in 4.5 seconds (100 km/h in 4.8 seconds) while the 100 mph barrier is broken in 10.6 seconds (160 km/h in 10.5 seconds).
With that 6.0-liter engine don't expect the car to be fuel efficient because it is not: the Continental GTC Speed has an urban fuel consumption of 11.2 mpg (25.3 litres/100 km) while in the extra-urban this drops to 24.3 mpg (11.6 litres/100 km).Read the entire article Official: Bentley Continental GTC Speed
Bentley unveiled at the 60th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance its new limited-edition Continental GTC and GTC Speed 80-11 models, designed exclusively for the North American market. Many of you are wondering what the '80-11' designation means, right?
Well, according to the manufacturer, the 80-11 designation underlines just how limited these luxury British convertibles will be with Bentley building only 80 examples of each drophead in 2011.
The GTC models are offered with 20-inch, 14-spoke alloy diamond wheels, polished with unique black center caps featuring Bentley's distinctive B emblem, while the GTC Speed models come with Supersports 20-inch wheels, now finished with an eye-catching dark tint, and displaying sporty red brake calipers underneath.Read the entire article 2011 Bentley Continental GTC & GTC Speed 80-11 Edition: official details, specs and photos
It has been three years since Toyota’s luxury division, Lexus, unveiled the LC Coupe at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is also known as the Detroit Auto Show. Now at the same venue, Lexus is presenting to the global public an open -top study of the LC Coupe – the Lexus LC Convertible Concept.
As the luxury carmaker puts it, the Lexus LC Convertible Concept suggests future direction of its LC flagship. The premium carmaker calls the LC Convertible Concept as an aspirational halo vehicle for the entire Lexus lineup. In terms of looks, the LC Convertible Concept is essentially the LC Coupe without a fixed roof. For three years, not a few have imagine how the LC Coupe would appear if it become a convertible. The LC Convertible Concept is the realization of this imagination in metal.
As Tadao Mori, Chief Designer of the Lexus LC Convertible Concept, quipped, the show car re-imagines the unmistakable design of the LC Coupe as a future convertible. He added that the LC Convertible Concept is a blend all the best aspects of the original LC Coupe, but with the dynamic design of a convertible.Read the entire article Lexus LC Convertible Concept unveiled at 2019 Detroit Auto Show
After revealing the coupe version of the 2019 BMW 8 Series, the German premium carmaker is introducing its convertible version. The 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible is essentially the Coupe with its roof chopped off, with some modifications made to make way for its electrically folding soft top. BMW will unveil the new 8 Series Convertible to the global public at the Los Angeles Auto Show this month.
In terms of appearance, the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible is almost identical to the 8 Series Coupe, aside from the fact that the latter’s hard top has been removed and replaced by an electrically folding soft top. This top can be fully deployed in just 15 seconds at speeds of up to 30 mph (48 km/h). It takes the same amount of time and vehicle speed to remove the soft top down.
Once the soft is down, it is stowed underneath a rear deck which stitching is matched to the instrument panel and door panels. In addition, the cover for the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible comes with subtle nacelles evoking the double-bubble roof design of the Coupe. To ensure that less wind enters the cabin when the soft top is down, the 2019 BMW 8 Series Convertible comes fitted with standard wind deflector as located behind the front seats.Read the entire article New BMW 8 Series Convertible is set to arrive in the US in March 2019
Perhaps, nothing can beat a convertible – or cars which roof are removable or deployable – is delivering the joy of open-top drive and ride. Its occupants get to experience of thrill of travelling while exposed to the elements.
Nonetheless, because the interior of a convertible is exposed to the sun and the elements, they are more prone to damage that the cabin of a fixed-roof vehicle, like a sedan, a coupe or an SUV. Of course, there are many things you can do to protect the interior of your convertible.
First, you need to properly maintain the top of your convertible. Maintaining the convertible top means you need to clean it up regularly to ensure that it is free from elements that may damage it over time.Read the entire article How to protect the interior of your convertible car from damage?
Every time you see a convertible on the road, perhaps you can’t help but be left in awe. After all, convertibles – cars with removable or retractable tops – have a charm of their own that are different from their fixed top counterparts. They offer the joy of open-air drive and ride. Hence, they attract more attention on the road than typical fixed roof cars.
Because of their inherent charm, you might have plans to buy a new convertible, also known as roadsters, spiders or open-tops. But before doing that, it might be wise to know the characteristics of a convertible. This way, you won’t be surprised if you find something not agreeable to your tastes and preferences.Read the entire article 5 basic things to know when buying a convertible
Of all automotive brands, the last automaker you could think to slap its badge on a convertible SUV, would probably be Skoda. But their new Sunroq is actually what that is - a droptop version of the compact Karoq, the latest concept to come from Mladá Boleslav. The concept actually began in October 2017 when a team of 23 students from Skoda’s own trade school got together to work on a one-off project.
Do not get us wrong though, because the automaker is not planning to chop off the compact crossover’s roof for a production version since the Sunroq will remain purely a concept car to demonstrate the skills of Skoda’s vocational school. These students are very talented and they took the roles of engineers and designers, but of course, actual professionals lent a helping hand during the development process of turning the Karoq into a convertible.
The Czech Republican crossover loses its model’s roof. However, they have kept the rear doors as well as the rear seats to maintain that high level of practicality you would expect from a Skoda. Of course, Skoda keeps it’s vehicle interesting, as you can see here, the automaker’s logo is projected onto the road by LEDs mounted underneath the concept’s front bumper. You can actually get those on the production Karoq where these are mounted underneath the front doors.Read the entire article Skoda Sunroq Concept is the convertible SUV we did not expect
The summer season makes everyone aspire for open-air driving. Those who like to combine the topless motoring of the BMW 2 Series Convertible with M2 performance should definitely check out the latest project of German automaker, Lightweight. They have in fact given this droptop the Hillary moniker and we’re assuming it’s because of the feminine touches it had received.
When it comes to performance, this project even beats the standard M2 as well as the Competition version. With additional tuning (which includes a titanium exhaust), the output of the 3.0 liter biturbo inline six engine gets a boost to 422 horsepower (315 kilowatts) and 443 pound feet (600 Newton metres) of torque.
That’s a big improvement compared to the M2 Competition’s 405 horsepower (302 kilowatts) and 406 pound feet (551 Newton metres) of torque. A seven speed dual clutch gearbox from an M4 GTS routes the power to the road. The M2 Convertible will also be getting the axles and differentials of the M2.Read the entire article German tuner Lightweight creates a one-off BMW M2 Convertible
Ford is introducing a new limited edition of the 2019 Ford Mustang GT – the California Special -- that boasts of aesthetics elements derived from the 1968 original version, modern performance and styling, as well as innovative technologies.
The very first Mustang California Special was born in 1968, with design cues inspired by the 1967 Shelby GT prototype. This came to be called the California Special. The original Mustang California Special was provided with distinguishing elements like a blacked-out grille and fog lamps, as well as a racing stripe running on sides through just ahead of the rear fender scoop.
In addition, the 1968 Mustang California Special was fitted with twist-lock hood fasteners, a Shelby-inspired spoiler and custom rear lamps. The spectacular looks of the Mustang California Special prompted Ford to put it to limited production. Soon enough, the California Special has become one of the much-sought-after special edition Mustang models.Read the entire article Ford Mustang GT gets California Special treatment for 2019 model year
Back in 1988, the Bavarians of BMW M decided to chop the roof off one of their cars to create a high performance M3 convertible. And now, the automakers feel the need to celebrate that moment. That being said, check out this new BMW M4 Convertible Edition 30 Jahre, following other anniversary models like that of last year’s 7 Series, 2016’s M3, and 2014’s M5.
The special edition M4 Convertible comes equipped with the M Competition Package and some other M goodies. This includes an adaptive suspension with sport mode, a sport exhaust system, and an active differential. Under its hood is a biturbo inline-six 3.0 liter engine that has been tweaked to bring out 450 horsepower (331 kilowatts), thanks to the very same package.
The automaker did not mention anything with regards to the car’s speed and acceleration though. But the standard model can hit the 62 miles per hour sprint in 4.6 seconds before hitting its top speed of 155 miles per hour.Read the entire article BMW unveils the M4 Convertible (F83) Edition 30 Jahre
It wasn’t that long ago when we first saw Mercedes-Benz’ newest A-Class when it made its world debut. And already, X-Tomi Design has already reworked it as a convertible. Now, the rendered version only comes with two doors instead of four, while losing its roof - turning it into a trendy four-seat drop top.
Right now, we believe that Mercedes-Benz has no intentions of launching a convertible model on its compact, front wheel drive platform. But still, its lineup will offer an array of different things. This includes an A-Class that would offer customers a five door hatchback, while the A-Class Sedan looks similar, but only comes with four doors and a trunk.
Aside from those, Mercedes Benz offers the CLA-Class for customers who look for a four door model with more style. There is also the more utilitarian B-Class hatchback for the more adventurous people. And let us not forget the GLA-Class, which is a coupe inspired crossover, and the GLB-Class that is a boxier SUV.Read the entire article X-Tomi reimagines the 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class as a convertible
Currently, there aren’t any Lexus convertibles out in the market, but it seems like it won’t be too long until we see one again. This is because Toyota’s premium brand is reportedly thinking of taking the LC’s roof off. These look pretty cool too for a more powerful variant of the coupe as well.
It also seems like the convertible is already a done deal. A source told Auto Express that there has already been a go signal for the production of this model. That being said, it is not scheduled to arrive dealerships until at least two years from now.
Yoshihiro Sawa, the Japanese automaker’s Senior Managing Officer, told Auto Express that their luxury market will definitely require a convertible, and that he hopes to have a convertible in their lineup very soon. So simply said, they have not confirmed the rumours yet.Read the entire article Lexus LC convertible is rumoured to arrive by 2020, LC F may follow
When the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 traveled around the world in camouflage before making its official debut in Dubai, we remember seeing convertible versions of it as well, and we anticipated that it would come. But one variant that we did not expect to see was a roofless version of the ZR1.
And Chevrolet surprised us with this at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, finished in the same bold day-glo orange paint as the hardtop model that we saw in Dubai. There is no doubt that the roofless model looks superb (probably even sexier than the coupe version); but apart from that, it is also the most powerful production convertible that wears a Bowtie badge.
Today, we have got a couple of details regarding the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible, such as the price. Having said that, the convertible starts at $123,995, while the coupe costs $119,995. You might think that it is a little too expensive, especially compared to a Z06. But that is because this is the only Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 convertible, at least a front engine ZR1 convertible.Read the entire article 2017 LA Auto Show: 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Convertible [Live Photos]
While car media outlets are busy keeping tabs on what’s happening at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show, apparently, something hotter has been brewing in Crewe England after Bentley uncovered its new 2018 Continental GT First Special Edition. At a time when the first batch of the 3rd generation Continental GT has not yet reached the homes of their rightful owners, we have to say this is something we least expected.
Regardless, Bentley’s Continental GT has been customized by the British marque’s design team to create the ultimate grand tourer of all time — the First Edition. It features a rotating display that lets you switch between three various panels. Depending on what suits your mood, its built-in 12.3-inch touch screen can be swapped with another instrument display that offers three analog dials or if the engine is turned off, the next option showcases a panel display that offers unobstructed view of the dashboard.
Bentley’s First Edition is also offered with four distinctively premium dual tone veneers for its Grand Black dashboard that suits any of the four veneer colors available --- Dark Fiddleback Eucaplyptus, Dark Stained Madrona, Liquid Amber, and the Tamo Ash veneer finish.Read the entire article Bentley pays homage to British roots with 2018 Continental GT First Special Edition
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