New Superb Bentley Grand Convertible Concept
The new Bentley Grand Convertible is here to redefine open air driving by bringing extra luxury to the experience. The car is based on the Muslanne platform, and it is a menacing contender against the Phantom Drophead from Rolls-Royce. The only downside? This is just a concept at the moment, while the RR convertible has been around for a while now.
The curious will have the opportunity (make that ‘privilege’) to see the concept at Art Basel in Miami next month, in case they’ve missed its LA Auto Show launch. The purpose of this project is to prove that Bentley knows how to “create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer (…) continuing to unite luxury and performance in new ways.”
The British automaker is currently gauging people’s reaction towards the new concept, and if the response is positive, they will gladly send the convertible into production. Powering the car is a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 with 530 ponies that has been borrowed from the Muslanne. Torque is outstanding at 811 pound-feet, which is actually more than what the GMC Sierra Denali sports.
The interior lures with 14 naturally tanned leather hides embellished with progressive-diamond quilting. Contrasting Sequin Blue hand stitching gives extra visual appeal to the design, as does the Beluga leather on the doors, and the dark-stained Burr Walnut with mirror finish on the tonneau. The latter represents the largest piece of wood veneer that Bentley has ever applied onto its cars. Chrome details placed in key spots complete this perfect design for a unique representation of luxury and status…on wheels.