Bentley has released preliminary details and images with the Grand Convertible concept set to premiere this week at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The vehicle serves as a sneak preview for the forthcoming next generation Azure and is being described by Bentley as the “ultimate expression of British automotive luxury”. They say it’s actually the “most sophisticated open-air car ever created by Bentley” and judging by these images we are basically dealing with a convertible derivative of the Mulsanne. The design should be more than familiar to most people but obviously the open-top version lacks the two rear doors and adds a retractable soft top.
The Bentley Grand Convertible concept has received a beautiful Sequin Blue body paint featuring liquid metal accents on the windscreen frame as well as on the hood. Inside the cabin there are diamond-quilted leather seats, wood trim, Sequin Blue accent stitching and a Burr Walnut tonneau cover featuring the biggest piece of wood veneer seen on a Bentley.
Motivation comes from a V8 6.75-liter engine outputting 530 bhp (395 kW) and a maximum torque of 1,100 Nm (811 lb-ft). Details about the performance have not been released but Bentley promises the Grand Convertible provides “effortless performance.”