After revealing the stunning cabrio concept online just prior to the American show, Bentley officially debuted in front of the public the beautiful open-top Grand Convertible during the 2014 edition of the Los Angeles Auto Show.
While it bears no actual moniker from the current Bentley line-up, billed as the “ultimate expression of British automotive luxury” and the “most sophisticated open-top car ever created by Bentley,” we can all understand the concept is used to preview the next generation Azure – being based on the flagship Mulsanne model. The model uses the familiar front end of the range-topping model (we’re still not used to those headlights) but fortunately looses two doors and utterly changes proportions by adopting a retractable fabric soft top. The Sequin Blue exterior paint job is complimented by the “liquid metal” featured on the hood and windscreen frame.
Utterly upscale, inside we can find diamond quilted leather seats, matching Sequin Blue stitching and kilometers of wood trim – the astonishing Burr Walnut tonneau cover has “largest piece of wood veneer ever applied to a Bentley.” Power comes courtesy of the 6.75-liter V8 engine that churns out 530 bhp (395 kW) and 811 lb-ft (1,100 Nm) of torque. The company didn’t release any performance figures, but when you’re inside this machinery those bicker numbers really don’t matter.