Bentley has unveiled its most sophisticated open-top car ever with the Bentley Grand Convertible at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Fitted with the 6¾-litre twin-turbo V8 engine from the Bentley Mulsanne, the Grand Convertible makes a maximum power 537 PS and peak torque of 1100 Nm. The Bentley Grand Convertible gets a Sequin Blue exterior paint, a bespoke colour created from a single sequin of a customer’s gown ad a silver liquid metal finish to the bonnet and the windscreen frame. The Grand Convertible will be an extremely limited edition, if it comes into production.
The interior of the Grand Convertible gets 14 naturally tanned leather hides merged together with progressive-diamond quilting, with the shape of the pattern changing over the seats and doors. Bright blue is used for highlights with Sequin Blue thread cross-stitched by hand through the linen-coloured leather. The top of the doors and extending back to the rear tonneau is wrapped in Beluga leather, framed in polished chrome.
Featuring the largest piece of wood veneer ever applied to a Bentley, the tonneau is completed with book-matched, mirror-finished and dark-stained Burr Walnut. The wood veneer is fashioned entirely by hand and is finished with parallel lines of chromed steel.Pic4
Bentley Chairman and CEO, Wolfgang Dürheimer, who unveiled the car in Los Angeles, commented, “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. 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.”
Source : CarDekho