Bentley has revealed a new Tweed Hood for the Continental GT Convertible, adding to the range of available roof colors.
To come up with the look, the automaker’s styling team went through the archive of previously available materials. Unfortunately, when Bentley Color and Trim Designer Cathy Bass discovered the perfect fabric it wasn’t right for the new Continental GTC.
The Continental GTC is available with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 making 542 horsepower (404 kilowatts) and 568 pound-feet (770 Newton-meters) of torque that gets the droptop to 60 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) in 3.9 seconds. The other option is 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 that offers 626 hp (467 kW) and 664 lb-ft (900 Nm) and reaches 60 mph in 3.7 seconds.
The tweed-look top has the same insulation that makes the Conti droptop almost as quiet as the coupe and the same 19-second up-or-down action the driver can command while cruising at 30 mph. Bentley hasn’t announced a price. To replicate this British experience on the cheap, we recommend driving a Miata to an Irish clothing store and heading out with the top down—and your new tweed jacket on.