Back at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show, Bentley pulled the covers off the new Continental GT featuring a sleeker design and a more powerful engine. At the time, the British marque only revealed the hardtop variant of their luxury grand tourer. Now, to complement the all-new coupe, Bentley has introduced the 2019 Continental GT Convertible.
The Continental GT Convertible looks nearly identical to that of it's coupe sibling with one key difference – the roof or lack there of. In place of a roof, the GTC comes with a new power-folding soft top, which gives passengers lots of open air and sky with just the flick of a switch. The soft top retracts and opens in just 19-seconds and can even be done while travelling at 48 km/h. Bentley is also offering tweed fabric for the roof as an opton for the first time and is available in seven different colors.
Aside from the lack of a metal roof, the GT C is also heavier than the standard coupe. To be specific, the GT C weighs in at 2,414kg while the GT coupe only weighs 2,244 kg. This is because the drop-top Continental GT needs to be more rigid. In fact, Bentley says it is 5% stiffer than its predecessor.
Under the hood, the Continental GT Convertible uses the same 6.0-liter W12 engine which produces 635 PS and 900 Nm of torque. It then sends power to the wheels via an 8-speed dual clutch transmission. Despite the lack of a roof, the GT C goes from 0 to 97km/h in just 3.7 seconds, and reaches the same top speed as the coupe – 333 km/h.
Inside, Bentley claims the cabin is less noisy than the previous generation model by 3 decibels. The rest of interior found on Continental GT Coupe has been carried over including the 12.3-inch infotainment screen and 18-speaker Naim audio system.