One of the highlights of the LA Motor Show this week includes the reveal of Bentley’s Grand Convertible. It’s essentially a drop-top version of the Mulsanne and it too features a twin-turbo 6.75-litre V8 engine with 395 kW and 1100 Nm, sent to all four wheels.
“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,” said Bentley Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer.
“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.”
Inside, 14 naturally tanned leather hides are merged together with progressive-diamond quilting, with the shape of the pattern changing over the seats and doors in a cabin sized for four adults. Following the Los Angeles Auto Show, in December the Grand Convertible will travel to Miami for Art Basel, the world’s premier international art show for modern and contemporary work.
–Ignition Live Reporter