It is what Bentley calls the “the most sophisticated and elegant convertible”. Based on the super luxurious Bentley Mulsanne, the Grand Convertible is, as expected, the Crewe-based company’s most modern open-top car to date.
Under the (long) bonnet is the signature 6,75-litre, twin-turbo, V8 engine developing 395 kW and 1 100 N.m.
The hand-crafted interior is as inspiring as the rear deck. The latter which features mirror-finished, Burr Walnut wood, the largest piece of wood veneer ever applied to a Bentley.
Bentley chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer, who unveiled the car in Los Angeles, had the following to say: “This concept demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer, while embodying elegance beyond compare. 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.
“We are eagerly awaiting the response of our customers to this car. We will ensure that this car – if it reaches the roads – will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector’s piece.”
So, it is not certain whether the Bentley Grand Convertible will be heading for production. However, seen as the concept is as production ready as they come, we think it is only a few clients’ signature away from getting to go ahead.