As much as Bentley has repeatedly stressed that they’ve improved the way the Continental GT drives, which for the most part is true according to foreign journalists, you don’t buy the Continental GT or in this case, the Convertible because you want a sportscar.
It will never drive as well as a Porsche nor would it accelerate with the earth shattering screams of a Ferrari; but if you’re hell-bent on making a statement behind the wheel, without having to obnoxiously shout “I’m rich af”, this is perhaps the PERFECT car to achieve that.
Unless of course, you show up in a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead.
If that’s what you want out of your convertible, the Continental GT Convertible is now on display at Bentley Kuala Lumpur, following its global introduction in November last year.
The car you see here is merely a pre-production prototype, used to display unique specifications such as the 21-inch wheels and the Silverlake Blue paint job.
The car also debuts the “Centenary Specifications” displayed on badges, number plate housing and welcome lamps – to mark Bentley’s 100th anniversary.
Inside, the convertible’s cabin is pretty much identical with the Continental GT’s – one that requires 300,000 individual stitches to complete!
One can never tire of the level of plushness and extravagance inside the convertible; one would also never get bored of the Bentley Rotating Display – a masterpiece of style and fluidity – offering either a plain veneer, a 12.3-inch touchscreen display or three analogue dials.
Under the hood, the Convertible is powered by the same 6.0-litre W12 twin-turbo engine making 626 hp and 900 Nm. 0 to 100 km/h is done in a brisk 3.8 seconds, onward to an unimaginable top speed of 333 km/h!
For such bragging rights, prepare to drop at least RM2.24 million, and that’s before you factor in the options, which most in the higher end of the income spectrum would fail to resist.