Mechanically, the GT Pace ‘vert is similar to the coupe that broke cowl earlier within the 12 months. The large change is the addition of a folding soft-top as a substitute of the common Pace’s swept roof. Energy (650 hp) and torque (664 lb-ft) from Bentley’s twin-turbo 6.0-liter W-12 stays the identical within the drop-top because it does within the coupe. The identical goes for the Pace’s spectacular 208-mph prime velocity. The trot 60 mph does take 0.1 seconds longer in comparison with the coupe, although, rising from 3.5 to three.6 seconds.
All of the go-fast tech from the coupe that is been added to the Pace to tame its further energy and torque is right here, too. The GT Pace Convertible employs the identical four-wheel-steering system that turns the rear wheels in the wrong way—for the sake of agility—at low speeds and in the identical route because the fronts at excessive speeds (for further stability). Huge silicon carbide brakes are right here to haul you down from that lofty prime velocity, and the binders nonetheless disguise behind a set of 22-inch Pace-exclusive wheels.
The identical three driving modes from the Pace coupe seem within the Pace Convertible, too. Bentley and Consolation mode affirm the Conti’s grand-touring credentials, whereas Sport quickens the transmission and stiffens the suspension to scratch the driving force’s itch for carving corners with extra vigor. Choosing Sport mode additionally opens up the exhausts so you possibly can higher hear the wonderful track of the Pace’s 12-cylinder powerplant.
Bentley says the comfortable prime has been reworked for this new technology of Continental, making the ragtop mannequin’s cabin as quiet because the outdated coupe. That prime is available in seven totally different colours (together with Tweed), too. There are additionally eight totally different colours for the roof’s interior-facing bit. Regardless of this, we do not see why any Pace proprietor would ever drive this unhealthy boy with the highest up. Bentley did not point out a price ticket, however we count on the Continental GT Pace Convertible to value round 10 % greater than the Pace coupe when it reaches showrooms later this 12 months.