Bentley Unveils New Grand Convertible Concept

By Paul Joseph

British luxury car brand Bentley has unveiled its new Grand Convertible concept at the Los Angeles Auto Show in California.

Billed as the most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley, the Grand Convertible features the same 6.75-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the brand’s Mulsanne and Mulsanne Speed models.

The car’s exterior is finished in Sequin Blue with a “liquid metal” hood and windshield frame and a burl walnut veneer on the tonneau cover.

On the inside, the cabin is covered in Beluga leather with blue cross-stitching, while the hand-made wooden tonneau cover is the largest piece of wood veneer ever seen on a Bentley.

Bentley have not yet confirmed whether the concept will make it onto the production line, but speaking at the launch, Bentley boss Wolfgang Dürheimer said: 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.”

Founded by W. O. Bentley in 1919, Bentley Motors has grown to become one of the world’s most iconic luxury car makers.

By Paul Joseph