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Bentley at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show

Bently at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show

Bentley has always been the epitome of luxury. The introduction of the Continental GT in 2003 stamped the company’s logo at the top of the modern luxury performance letterhead - and it’s a place it still lays claim to today.

The British carmaker came into Detroit with a single car premiere, but one that continues the trend of performance, luxury and style. Flanked by a Continental GT V8 on its left and the Mulsanne on its right, the Continental GT Speed Convertible sat front and centre for a captive audience.

Praised as the world’s fastest four-seat convertible, the GT Speed makes use of a 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 with 616 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque.

The convertible carries the same interior and exterior styling treatments as its hard top counterpart. With the soft convertible top closed, Bentley has also done a nice job melding it with the rest of the body as not to alter the exterior attraction.

Given the 325 km/h top speed of the convertible, it's hard to imagine reaching that with the cloth roof down, let alone closed, but if you’re shelling out Bentley dollars and want to bury the speedometer, you can probably find a manufacturer for a more stable hard top. Bentley does claim that it is effective at road noise and provides draft-free driving, even at -30 degrees, so it will no doubt be a worthy alternative to top down luxury lovers north of the border.

Bently at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show Bently at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show Bently at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show

Bently at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show

Bently at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show Bently at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show Bently at NAIAS Detroit Auto Show

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