Photos of the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible have leaked online. The purple luxury cabriolet has broken cover ahead of its official release. Sources say that is scheduled for debut at Detroit’s North American International Auto Show. Of course, the details are already known thanks to the official release of its cabriolet sibling earlier last summer.

The Continental GT Speed Cabriolet will almost certainly get the Bentley 6-liter, 48-valve, four-cam, twin turbocharged W12 engine. Power is lifted to 625hp produced at 6,000rpm and 800Nm of torque. If you are to believe Bentley’s official statistics, the Continental GT Speed is exactly the same weight as the coupe on which it is based, this means total weight for the GT Speed Convertible should remain at 2,495kg. 0-100km/h will probably be slower by just 0.1 second, perhaps just 4.1 seconds.

The GT Speed Convertible will get a permanent all-wheel drive and a Torsen differential as standard. It gets a new, close-ratio, ZF eight-speed automatic transmission with intelligent adaptive control software for smoother changes and a twelve percent increase in economy and CO2 emissions. The steering and suspension systems have been upgraded together with a lowered ride height. Complementing the new set up is a unique set of 21 inch Speed wheels with two finishes and 275/35 R21 Pirelli PZero ultra-high performance tyres.

Noticeable changes to the design of the Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible include the dark-tinted matrix front grille and lower air intakes and the ‘rifled’ finish to the exhaust tailpipes. Inside, Mulliner Driving Specification comes as standard as well as a number of signature Speed design cues that combine contemporary luxury with a distinctly sporting character.

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