This week we’ve got the keys to the drop-top version of Bentley’s most performance focused road car. It has the distinction of being the fastest four-seat convertible currently available, with its 626 horsepower W12 capable of dishing out 0-60 mph sprints in four seconds flat on its way to a 203 mph top speed. But there’s a lot more to the GT Speed than just sheer thrust.
Following through on a promise made in 2008, Bentley has just unveiled a Continental that is 40 percent more efficient than any that’s come before. The biturbocharged, 4.0-liter V-8 produces 500 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque, allowing the GT V8 to hit 60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds. Top speed is 188 miles per hour. Power is sent to all four wheels (as is Conti GT custom) through a new, eight-speed automatic transmission.
Bentley’s 6.0-liter W-12-powered Continental Supersports is now available in the form of the world’s fastest four-seat convertible.