2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible – Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is so new that the prices have not been announced . So I was left to guess how much money I put in danger when Bentley was a gate in the CNET garage for a quick loan. Based on current lineup of Bentley , I ballparked it between two and three. Working for a company that recently did a hands-on with a $ 25,000 Sony TV, my first thought of the GT Speed Convertible cabin was checked electronics. The Bentley 8 -inch LCD was much smaller than the 84- inch Sony , and had no 4K technology , so I excluded the screen as the most expensive element.
Instead bearing of the 2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible the distinction of being the fastest four-seat convertible , with a top speed of 202 miles per hour. Take that, Volkswagen Eos . The 6 -liter W – 12 engine uses two turbochargers to 616 hp and 590 pound-feet of torque to produce . The eight-speed ZF automatic transmission running performance at an all- wheel-drive system , while an air suspension softens or tightens the drive, depending on what the driver in mind. The drive technology has to be worth a hundred grand by itself.
I should also credit him for the near seamless construction of his body , with lines that listens to 1940s automotive design . And then there’s the double-glazed windows , the sound deaden outside like nothing else. Thick leather upholstery comfortable seats, massaging my back on the home stretch of a long drive. Richly grained wood covers the dashboard, with use made of chromed metal prevented. A Breitling clock , set in the middle of the dashboard would certainly cost a few grand in the form of clock .
This 2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible came with the optional audio system by Naim for Bentley premium audio partner . This system has any digital track I fed them and turned it into a work of heart-stopping beauty, even music that I do not particularly like . And given the fact that a credible Naim home audio system would run into the tens of thousands of dollars, I began to understand the cost of this car .
Not unexpectedly , the well-padded cloth convertible roof shielding themselves in me. Hard by the sounds of the outside world At speed the ceiling liner remained quite still , do not experience any buffeting from the wind whipping by overhead. When I switched a metal switch on the console , picked up the top, folded back and then tucked away under an automatic cover, smoothly and in quick time . The reverse process seemed a little slower , like the closing of the load bay of a Boeing C -17 Globemaster . For open-top driving the 2014 Bentley Continental GT offered every comfort. Together with the massage function , featured heating and cooling the seats . Bentley and even took a page from Mercedes- Benz , implementing something like Airscarf , the warm or cool air blew around my neck under the headrest.
In view of the 2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible power, it glided along as effortlessly as the whole cabin insulation made it feel . Hills not in the least discourage it , and put it through its eight gears almost as smooth as a continuously variable transmission . I have to catch flat-footed once the transfer , performed as some fast accelerations at low speeds through the traffic required a sudden , lurching downshift .
The lever handles most of the sports settings , but I had to use a separate controller for the air suspension . By pressing a button with a shock absorber icon on the console brought a screen on the car’s LCD with four settings between sport and comfort . Four settings seems excessive to me , but the GT Speed Convertible seems to be all about excess. Less excusable was the touch screen interface , which is not really suitable for quick suspension adjustments while driving. The driver would be better served if the exposure button to switch on the computer through the different settings.
2014 Bentley Continental GT steering tightens up a bit of speed, but these sharp corners on the wheel rather feel easy , too easy to turn. Bentley uses ZF Servotronic steering , a hydraulically amplified with electronic controls . Had given the size and luxury of the car , it felt like most of the roads tuned sense . The GT Speed Convertible displays the street what they do, to let , rather than dictate the behavior Street wants. And the treated 2014 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible , it’s not quite conceal his 5,500 -pound curb weight. On a winding road , it was a far, far cry from a Scion FR -S. When I thought I burned a number of turns, I looked down at the speedometer and saw that I only have the speed limit .