Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

This is a special place to be as it is in any Bentley. A sea of leather surrounds you whether it is traditional brown, or quilted black with contrasting yellow stitching, and there is never any doubting the quality of the craftsmanship.

The options you do or don’t specify will alter exactly what greets the driver's view, whether it is walnut burr, milled aluminium or gloss piano black inserts matched to myriad different coloured leather.

The multi-function steering wheel (with the option of it being heated) carries the functions for the audio system, cruise control and phone. The central dials, speedo and rev counter, are classic Bentley, while the central console is dominated by the colour screen which displays the sat nav, audio and other controls’ information, underneath which sits the heating controls.

Between the driver and front passenger is a couple of cup holders, electronic parking brake, heated seat controls and under the armrests there's a connection for the mobile phone. Of course, no Bentley is complete without the trademark bullseye vents with organ stop controls for both driver and passenger’s climate control.

Given the acres of leather and large sumptuous seats, Bentley Continental GT Convertible comfort levels are stratospheric. The difficulty is not finding a comfortable seating position, but stopping yourself being lulled into such a relaxed state you become soporific.

There is also the option of both heated and ventilated seats to take care of the extremes of winter and summer, plus if you don’t want your hands left out then there is an optional heated steering wheel.

While comfort is excellent for the front passengers, space is a lot more restricted in the back. For two children it’s not cramped but tall teens and adults will find it what some may optimistically call ‘snug’.

All soft top convertibles struggle to manage wind and tyre noise by their very nature, but the Bentley is the best of the bunch. Holding conversations at motorway speeds is not a problem and even with the roof down with the rear windbreak in place, chatting to passengers is easy up to UK national speed limits.