New Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible Conquers the Grand Canyon

An awe-inspiring sight greeted travelers in the Grand Canyon recently as Bentley unveiled its brand new Continental GT Speed Convertible to a group of key media during an epic 600-mile journey. Beginning in Scottsdale, Arizona and traveling to Las Vegas via historic Route 66, the phalanx of Bentleys in a rainbow of colors proved to be stiff competition for some of the world’s most famous scenery. With a turbocharged 6.0 liter, 616 hp W12 engine capable of a top speed of 202 mph and a 0–60 mph time of 4.1 seconds, the luxury vehicle now ranks as the world’s fastest four-seat convertible, a true grand tourer in the great Bentley tradition.

The Speed designation dates back to 1925 when the British marque’s founder W.O. Bentley introduced the 3-Liter Speed followed by the Le Mans 24 Hour Race — winning Speed Six and making his name synonymous with power backed by the very best bespoke craftsmanship. The new convertible features an eight-speed transmission, upgraded lowered suspension, and permanent all-wheel drive, equating to unrivaled performance and perfect handling in any conditions. Bentley’s ultra-luxe Mulliner Driving Specification, another nod to its longstanding history of rarefied interior finishes, is standard in the new model adding to its exclusive appeal. 

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern, JustLuxe's Editor-at-Large, is the Executive Editor-at-Large at Maxim magazine and has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Man of the World, and Bergdorf Goodman magazine among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, ...(Read More)

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