Defining open-top luxury: Bentley teases new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible
Bentley Mulliner has revealed first pictures of the new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible. Slated to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show on 3 March 2020, the new luxury vehicle from Bentley will be powered by the V8 and W12 powertrains.
The design of the new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible will catch your attention at the first glance. It has got cut-crystal inspired, precision-made headlamps, a bold new Double Diamond front grille inspired by Bentley’s exclusive Diamond-in-Diamond interior quilting design. This is further complemented by bespoke Mulliner branded side vents that continue the unique silver on black diamond theme.
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Furnishing the sleek and muscular profile of the Continental GT Mulliner Convertible are all-new 22-inch 10-spoke painted and polished wheels with floating, self-levelling wheel badges that remain upright as the wheel rotates.
The handcrafted Continental GT Convertible interior offers eight custom-made three-colour combinations. A new Mulliner-designed colour split defines the eight colour ways, including a third accent colour to the interior in the form of a distinctive design line. The hand-stitched hides are embellished with unique Mulliner branded embroidery.
Diamond-in-Diamond quilting, which adorns all four seats, the door inserts, rear quarters, now for the first time furnishes the tonneau cover. The quilting itself has been tailored to include contrast stitching in two complementary colours to accentuate the contrasting thread.
It takes almost 400,000 stitches to deliver this quilting across the cabin of the car, with each diamond containing exactly 712 individual stitches – each one precisely aligned to point to the centre of the diamond it creates. Developing the embroidery process to deliver this process alone took 18 months.
A contrast diamond milled technical finish has been applied to the centre console, finished with a new and exclusive diamond-pattern brushed silver Breitling clock face with a new chrome bezel surround. The same theme carries from the physical to the digital, with the precision-rendered gauges of the LED-display driver’s instrument panel using the same brushed finished and Mulliner branding.
The new Continental GT Mulliner Convertible features mood lighting comprising of seven different themes, uplifted by illuminated Mulliner tread plates and LED welcome lamps that project the famous Bentley wings to the ground from the door mirrors.
The Continental GT Mulliner Convertible is available with the top of the range Naim for Bentley audio system. The state of the art setup features eighteen speakers and two Active Bass transducers driven by a 2,200-watt, 20-channel amplifier and eight DSP sound modes with Active Bass.
Customers of the Continental GT Mulliner Convertible will receive a leather key in a sumptuous, Mulliner-branded handcrafted presentation box, which matches the three-colour interior configuration of the car. The two keys are provided in similarly colour-matched cases with contrast stitching.