If your bank account supports the decision to purchase a Bentley, well done. You’ve made the big time. A new Mulsanne would make a fine purchase, and a statement when you arrive at the country club with a set of Miura irons in the boot. Although for some, a sunroof really doesn’t cut it. A convertible though… now that says something. Give a golf-clap appropriate round of applause for the Bentley Grand Convertible concept.
The show car will be on display at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, and surely you won’t miss it sporting a one of a kind “sequin blue” exterior color. Bentley says the color is created “from a single sequin from a customer’s haute couture gown.” The blue is complimented by a silver “liquid metal” finish to the hood and windshield frame. Exclusivity is the name of the game here.
“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, who unveiled the car in Los Angeles.
Under the hood of the Bentley Grand Convertible resides the brand’s traditional 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 engine from the Mulsanne producing a stout 530-brake horsepower and 811-pound feet of torque. This droptop will effortlessly make you feel the wind in your hair, and scoot down Rodeo Drive at ease.
And it wouldn’t be a Bentley if the interior wasn’t meticulously crafted. The Grand Convertible concept showcases the skills of Bentley’s master craftsmen. 14 naturally tanned leather hides are merged together with progressive-diamond quilting, with the shape of the pattern changing over the seats and doors. Blue highlights are splashed within the interior to offset the leather, and sequin blue thread is cross-stitched by hand through the linen colored leather.
A dose of completely genuine dark-stained Burr Walnut covers the convertible’s tonneau, and is the largest wood veneer ever applied to a Bentley. Polished chrome outlines the veneer in a striking contrast, and is a real eye pleaser. The colors utilized on the Bentley Grand Convertible blend so well, it’s a no brainer the vehicle will be making a pit-stop at the Art Basel in Miami, Florida, where it will sit beside other pieces of modern and contemporary artwork, and rightfully so.
“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.”