Such is the list that you need a thick catalogue to list all of the Bentley Continental GT Convertible equipment. As standard the four seat convertible comes with a lot of kit, although that does not stop customers from raiding the optional extras list for that more individual finish.
Bentley Continental GT Convertible equipment
It’s very unlikely you will ever come across a standard Bentley as owners always want their own bespoke look. However, as standard on the V8 you will get the choice of seven paint colours, four leather colours and one wood veneer finish. Customers purchasing the W12 get the choice of more colours and finishes as standard.
The front seats have 14-way electrical adjustment, are heated and come with memory function. There is multi-zone climate control with Bentley’s trademark organ stop controls and bullseye vents, cruise control, electronic hand brake, an eight-inch touch screen that displays audio, navigation and car information hooked up to an 8-speaker sound system with connections for SD card and iPod connection.
There is also 6-CD changer and 30GB on-board hard drive. You also get as standard keyless entry and ignition, tyre pressure monitoring and parking sensors.
Bentley Continental GT Convertible accessories
Given that the choice of standard colours, leather and wood veneer finishes is limited, one of the most popular options is bespoke paint colour and interiors. Our test car came in a retina-searing yellow, with black leather interior and contrast yellow stitching. Subtle, it is not.
The different designed alloys are also another popular option to go for, plus there are several optional roof colours to complete the tailored look.
For those more practically minded, the heated and adjustable front seats can be upgraded to include ventilation and massage functions, plus the cruise control can be uprated to adaptive cruise control which automatically keeps a set distance to the car in front.
There’s a neck warmer and heated steering wheel for drop-top motoring in the cooler months, plus a wind deflector to minimise buffeting inside the car with the roof down. Surprisingly, Bluetooth connection is optional though you can get a privacy handset with it, plus a Naim premium audio system which sounds clear and strong roof up or down.
Flick on further through the options list and you will find the electric-powered boot lid with a remote control to open it and a button mounted on the inside of the boot lid to close it. There's a GPS tracker system, a remote garage door opener and even a TV tuner.
You can keep ticking until your wallet pops and Parkers’ test car had 19 options which added £35,000 to the list price – enough to buy a well-specced BMW 3 Series saloon. In short, Bentley are so adept at providing solutions for customers bespoke demands that it is more likely to be your wallet and imagination that will be the limiting factors.
The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Bentley Continental GT GTC Convertible.
Equipment by trim level
To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:
|Equipment included on some trim levels|
Standard Trim equipment
|Standard Trim standard equipment|
|Same as basic equipment|
|Standard Trim optional equipment|
Concours Series equipment
|Concours Series standard equipment|
|Concours Series optional equipment|
|Mulliner standard equipment|
|Same as basic equipment|
|Mulliner optional equipment|
|S standard equipment|
|S optional equipment|
S Concours Series Black equipment
|S Concours Series Black standard equipment|
|S Concours Series Black optional equipment|
S Mulliner equipment
|S Mulliner standard equipment|
|S Mulliner optional equipment|
Mighty performance it may have, but happily Bentley Continental GT Convertible safety levels are impressive too.
The car features a whole host of safety systems including Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), which varies the amount of braking power sent to each wheel to get the car stopped effectively, and Hydraulic Brake Assistance (HBA), which can boost brake pressure to shorten the car’s stopping distance in an emergency. The brakes themselves are very large and powerful vented iron discs, as they need to be to slow down nearly three tonnes of Bentley from high speeds.
The car can also detect when it hits standing water to mitigate aquaplaning, while its four-wheel drive system and electronic continuously controlled dampers offer extra security on slippery roads.
Side thorax airbags are fitted in the front, while the rear seats are ISOFIX child seat compatible if you’d like to use your Bentley for runs to the nursery.
No high-performance supercar is ever going to get a lot of marks for practicality and even less so when it is a convertible. Boot space is ok to stow a couple of weekend bags and a few other smaller items thanks to a total of 260 litres of space.
The use of a fabric roof helps as it doesn’t take so much boot space as a metal folding one. What also helps is the use of an (optional) space-saving spare wheel, although the idea of a skinny tyre trying to handle that amount of power hardly bears thinking about.
Inside the car there are touches that are not only practical but fitting for such a luxurious top-end convertible. You can raid the options list for massaging and ventilated front seats to stop you getting hot and bothered under the collar on a hot day, plus a neck warmer and heated steering wheel to keep you warm for winter driving.
There is also the option of a power opening and closing boot plus a wind deflector that fits across the rear seats to reduce buffeting when driving with the roof down.
As standard there are cup-holders upfront in the centre console along with a couple of trays to stash loose change etc, plus the front seats have 14-way adjustment and are heated as standard.
How does the boot space compare?
Check the table below to see how the Bentley Continental GT GTC Convertible compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.
|BMW 6-Series M6 Convertible||350 litres|
|Bentley Continental GT GTC Convertible||210 litres|
|Porsche 911 Turbo||115 litres|