Bentley unveiled what they are calling their “most sophisticated and elegant convertible” yet in a press release issued today.
“This concept demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer, while embodying elegance beyond compare,” said Wolfgang Dürheimer, Bentley Chairman and CEO. “With this car we combine the opulent Mulsanne experience with the full sensory indulgence of open-air touring, continuing to unite luxury and performance in new ways.”
The body of the Grand Convertible is finished in a gorgeous Sequin Blue, which was originally a bespoke color created from a single sequin of a customer’s haute couture gown. Complementing this unique blue finish is a silver “liquid metal” finish applied to the bonnet and windscreen frame.
Under the metallic hood is a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, sourced from the Mulsanne. This engine puts 530 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque at the driver’s disposal.
Bentley’s signature craftsmanship continues across the interior of the Grand Convertible’s cabin. The seats and doors are covered with 14 different naturally-tanned leather hides that have been merged together with diamond stitching. Bright blue trim and Sequin Blue stitching contrast against the light color of the fine leather, creating a luxurious cabin.
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One of the most impressive features of this new Bentley is the tonneau, which is made of the largest piece of wood veneer ever used in a Bentley. This Buur Walnut tonneau was fashioned entirely by hand, showcasing the impressiveness of Bentley’s craftsmanship even further.
Bentley will be displaying the Grand Convertible at the Los Angeles Auto Show starting Nov. 19.