Bentley Grand Convertible is considered as one of the ultimate expressions of British automotive luxury. Regarded as Bentley’s most sophisticated open-top car so far, the Grand Convertible features an iconic yet understated styling. Handcrafted by skillful craftsmen employing the very finest materials, the Bentley Grand Convertible offers the finest in powerful, luxurious, roofless motoring.
Wolfgang Durheimer, chairman and chief executive at Bentley, remarked that the Grand Convertible shows the carmaker’s ability to create a premier convertible Grand Tourer that embodies pure elegance. He quipped that the new Grand Convertible combines the sensory pleasure of open-air driving and the opulent Mulsanne experience, while fusing luxury with performance. Bentley is waiting for customer response to the new Grand Convertible, while ensuring that this concept – once it becomes a production model -- will be a very exclusive, extremely limited collector's item.
Wrapped in Sequin Blue – a color inspired by a single sequin from a customer's haute couture gown -- the new Bentley Grand Convertible has a silver "liquid metal" finish to its windscreen frame and bonnet. Its rich blue body work is contrasted by the Bentley directional wheel design and is hand- finished and given a glossy polish.
The Bentley Grand Convertible is powered by the same 6 3/4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that powers the Mulsanne flagship, delivering 537 PS (530 bhp / 395 kW) of max output and 1,100 Nm (811 lb.-ft.) of peak torque. With these specs, the Grand Convertible carries the promise of the effortless performance in a luxurious and stylish package.
Inside, the new Grand Convertible makes use of 14 naturally tanned leather hides – as combined by progressive-diamond quilting. Interestingly, the shape of the pattern varies over the seats and doors. Interior trim is in bright blue, with the linen-colored leather marked by cross-stitched Sequin Blue thread. This leather is contrasted by Beluga leather around the top of the doors and on the rear tonneau, as surrounded by polished chrome.
Meanwhile, the rear tonneau makes use of mirror-finished and dark-stained Burr Walnut, which could be the largest piece of wood veneer ever implemented on a Bentley creation. This hand-fashioned veneer is finished with elegant parallel lines in chromed steel.