LA Live – Bentley Grand Convertible
As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I’m, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The familiar 6.75 litre V8 is under the hood.
The elegant Bentley Grand Convertible has been unveiled at the 2014 LA Auto Show. The British luxury brand terms its latest creation as a concept but the topless limo looks production ready in every aspect.
The Grand Convertible is described as the “ultimate expression of British automotive luxury.” The company also adds that the car is developed to signify its intentions for the future.
The Grand Convertible is essentially a Mulsanne with its roof and rear doors eliminated. Bentley’s Chairman and CEO Mr. Wolfgang Dürheimer stated that the concept, if it gets a green light for production, would be highly exclusive and an extremely limited collector’s piece.
Under the hood lies the Mulsanne’s familiar 6.75 litre V8 twin-turbo engine which has 530 bhp and a colossal torque of 1,100 Nm.
The exterior is finished in a Sequin Blue paint with liquid metal silver finish for the bonnet and windscreen frame. The interior is trimmed in 14 different naturally tanned leather hides with diamond quilting and Sequin Blue cross-stitching.
More details are available in the press release embedded below the gallery.
Bentley Grand Convertible at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show – Image Gallery
Bentley Grand Convertible concept – Image Gallery
Bentley Grand Convertible concept – Press Release
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