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2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible Unveiled Ahead of Detroit Debut

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Bentley has officially taken the wraps off the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible ahead of its debut at the Detroit Auto Show later this month. Last week the photos of the new Bentley leaked online, but now we have all the official info for what Bentley is calling "the fastest four-seat convertible in the world."

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The new GT Speed Convertible is powered by a 616 horsepower twin-turbocharged 6.0 liter W12. The close-ratio eight-speed transmission, uprated and lowered suspension and retuned steering provide exhilarating acceleration and sharp, communicative handling without detriment to the renowned ride comfort of Bentley's Continental convertible. All that power is put to the ground via a permanent all-wheel drive system. The GT Speed Convertible has a top speed of 202 mph and reaches 60 mph in 4.1 seconds.

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The uber fast convertible also gets subtle design changes including exclusive 21-inch alloy wheels, dark-tint grilles and 'rifled' exhaust tail pipes. Inside its handcrafted cabin, the GT Speed convertible features the Mulliner Driving Specification as standard, with its distinctive diamond-quilted hide upholstery.

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Commenting on the new Continental GT Speed Convertible, Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive Dr Wolfgang Schreiber said: "Following the recent successful introduction of the GT Speed, the new GT Speed Convertible will appeal to drivers who seek the sensory thrills of the world's fastest four-seat soft-top and the practicality of a year-round grand tourer, together with unrivalled levels of luxury and refinement. It is designed for those who accept no compromise."

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