New Bentley convertible stints on tech, not luxury (pictures)
The recently announced Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible is a tour de force of luxury, a good example of the marque's coachwork, but its cabin tech falls short of the cutting edge.
Bentley makes a number of variations of its Continental, including the Supersports, Speed, and convertible versions. CNET took a drive in the newly announced convertible version of the Continental GT Speed.
As a Speed variation on the Continental theme, this car comes with a twin-turbocharged W-12 6-liter engine, which makes 616 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, bringing the 5,500-pound car to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds. Just don't ask about fuel economy.
The infotainment gear in the GT Speed Convertible is similar to that found in Audi models. It has the capability to show Google Earth maps, but that feature is only available where Bentley has a data vendor in place.