Counting coupes and convertibles, Bentley offers eight variations on its Continental model.
Read more about the 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible.
May 21, 2014 5:58 PM PDTUpdated: May 21, 2014 5:58 PM PDT
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The 2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S Convertible is the newest Continental, offering a bit of a power bump for its V-8 engine.
The power-operated convertible top takes a while to fold away, but uses no trunk room.
All-wheel-drive is standard on the Continental GT V8 S.
The car's air suspension includes four settings, from Comfort to Sport.
Round headlights without body ornamentation are a signature Bentley styling cue.
A contour marks the front wheel arch, and pronounced rear fenders give the Continental GT V8 S presence.
21-inch wheels and ceramic brakes, the latter not shown here, are optional.
This 4-liter V-8 uses twin turbos to produce 521 horsepower.
The cabin is designed for four.
Bentley offers 17 different seat coverings, although a bespoke program allows more customization.
From the steering wheel, the Continental GT V8 S doesn't offer a strong connection to the road.
Bentley updates its traditional gauges with an instrument cluster LCD for driver information.
The console includes a button for suspension settings.
The Breitling clock in the dashboard is standard equipment.
Cabin electronics are not Bentley's strong suit, although with corporate sibling Audi, they could be.
Audio sources include iOS devices and an onboard hard drive.
The optional Naim audio system includes 11 speakers and a 900 watt amp.
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