Bentley Motors has now allowed their clients to give their new Bentley Continental GT Convertible an extra touch of classic British style, by offering a new tweed roof option for their grand tourer.
It’s available with a palette of 45 body colours, so prospective clients should have no problem finding a combination to suit their personal style.
Tweed enhances personalisation as part of a suite of paint, veneer and lifestyle options for the Continental GT Convertible that is virtually limitless.
Contemporary yet remaining respectful of the weaving tradition, the balance of yarn colours and a unique look defines a new interpretation of the fabric and provides a distinctive aspect to the pinnacle Continental GT Convertible.
The development of the new Tweed Hood went hand in hand with the creation of the interior and exterior colours of the GTC. The standard palette alone comprises 17 exterior paint colours, with up to 45 hues available in the extended range. There are also 15 luxurious carpet options, eight different handcrafted veneers (with a further four dual veneer options) and 15 choices of interior trim hide, which means that customers are able to specify their own choice of luxury finish.
On all models the unique Z-fold convertible roof system represents a major improvement both in terms of refinement and packaging. The roof, with its sealing system improvements and acoustic treatments, contributes to a three-decibel reduction in overall noise levels compared to its predecessor at typical cruising speeds.
Cathy Bass, Colour and Trim designer, comments: “We wanted to create something that hadn’t been done before and we had never seen a Tweed effect hood. We felt confident that tailoring and heritage fabrics would become a significant trend with longevity, and we decided that was the right direction to pursue.”
As you get close to the Tweed Hood, it changes from what looks like a dark beige to reveal the interesting technical woven strands in the fabric. Whatever hood option a customer chooses, the tailored Convertible roof can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds, with the car travelling at speeds of up to 50 km/h. This transforms the Continental GT Convertible from a luxurious coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button.
From the highest-quality leathers, to rare, sustainably sourced veneers, such as Koa and Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus, the cabin is a triumph of craftsmanship and artisanal skill. Unique dual-veneer is offered, with over 10 square metres of wood used in every car. An additional option for customers is the choice of a polished wooden steering wheel too.
The Continental GT Convertible heightens the sensory experience of open-air motoring with exhilarating performance. A powerful 6.0-litre Bentley W12 engine that produces 467kW an 900Nm, is mated to a dual-clutch eight-speed transmission.
Elegant, sophisticated and refined, the all-new Continental GT Convertible is the pinnacle of open-top luxury Grand Touring.