Bentley has unveiled the Bentley Grand Convertible concept ahead of its debut this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Bentley has unveiled the Bentley Grand Convertible concept ahead of its debut this week at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Bentley isn’t saying if it will produce the Grand Convertible concept, but did say, “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.”
The Grand Convertible is basically a two-door Mulsanne convertible. Covered in Sequin Blue with a silver “liquid metal” finish on the hood and windscreen frame the concept “demonstrates Bentley’s ability to create a pinnacle convertible Grand Tourer.” Under the hood it’s powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbo V8 with 530 horsepower and 811 lb-ft. of torque.
Inside the seats and doors are covered in 14 tanned leather hides that are merged together with progressive-diamond quilting. Bright blue is used to highlight the extraordinary skill of Bentley’s trim specialists, with Sequin Blue thread cross-stitched by hand through the linen-colored leather. The light hide is contrasted by the sleek elegance of Beluga leather around the top of the doors and extending back to the rear tonneau, framed in polished chrome. The tonneau cover is a dark-stained Burr Walnut, which is the largest piece of wood veneer ever applied to a Bentley.