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.
Under the hood of the Galene Edition is an impressive 4.0 liter biturbo V8 that can generate up to 500 horsepower (373 kilowatts) and 487 pound-feet (660 Newton-metres) of torque.
What makes this Continental GT Convertible Galene Edition more attractive is its exclusivity, given that the company will only build 30 examples of it. So do not be surprised if it comes out with a six-digit price tag.
Though this Galene Edition does bring attention to the Bentley Continental GT Convertible, note that the non-convertible model is nearing the end of its life-cycle. Having said that, we have already seen spy shots of what will replace it. And the next-generation model looks like it got some design cues from the EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept. Sources say that it will also be sharing the same platform as the Porsche Panamera.
This means that the next model will be a much lighter version. It will also be given V8 and V12 powerplants, and perhaps a hybrid one even. We should see the coupe in a few months, while the droptop will take a little longer before it makes a debut.