2013 Detroit Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- The 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible, which aims to be fast and eco-friendly, broke cover ahead of its debut at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show.
- The GT Speed Convertible gets a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine rated at 616 horsepower.
- Bentley says its flagship convertible will return 12 mpg in city driving and 20 mpg on the highway.
The GT Speed Convertible gets a twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter W12 engine rated at 616 horsepower. The engine is linked to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission.
Bentley says its flagship convertible will return 12 mpg in city driving and 20 mpg on the highway.
The automaker says the convertible delivers "a 15 percent improvement in fuel efficiency" compared with the first-generation Speed. The EPA has not yet rated the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible.
Pricing and launch date have not been announced.
The revised GT Speed Convertible has a top speed of 202 mph and sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.
The midcycle update includes slightly edgier styling and a revised interior that features the fancy Mulliner Driving Specification as standard. The Mulliner Driving Specification includes diamond-quilted hide upholstery. A neck warmer, which aids in drop-top driving in cooler weather, is part of the package.
Exterior cues include 21-inch Speed alloy wheels that come in silver or an optional dark tint. The convertible has a slightly lowered suspension compared with the outgoing model to improve body control under hard cornering.
"Despite the supercar performance, additional spoilers are unnecessary," said Bentley in a statement.
Edmunds says: Bentley gets a little more daring with the 2013 Continental GT Speed Convertible, showing off the car with an eye-popping magenta exterior and cabin touches to match.