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Bentley Continental GT Convertible Classy British Craftmanship

Name: Bentley Continental GT V8
Variant: Convertible
Engine Type: Petrol
No. of Cylinders: 8
Max Power: 500 BHP
Max Torque: 660NM
Nearest Dealer: Exclusive Motors Bentley in Delhi

Tell us about your car
The Bentley Continental GT Convertible V8 is one of my latest acquisitions. The Continental GT is available in both variant- Coupe and Convertible. Mine is the Convertible one. The Continental GT is the Sports Luxury Grand Touring range made by Bentley Motors to give a sense of luxury and an excellent performance at the same time. Here the term GT comes into play since this car is perfect for long distance cruising. The V8 motor produces 500 BHP and 660 NM of Torque. This Bentley also does a 0-100km/h in 4.7 seconds which is mind blowing for a car of such size.
What is the most special thing about your car?
My Bentley’s paint scheme and the interiors have been built up tastefully according to my customisation. The white paint looks stunning. The red and black leather interior makes it an even better head turner. It also has a red soft top hood which complements the white and red scheme of the car. My Bentley being Calcutta’s first Convertible Bentley, is very special as only 4-5 pieces were sold all over India. The excellent comfort and ground clearance of the car provides great practicality due to which the car can be used well in the city’s daily traffic.

How often do you use it?
My Bentley is used 3-4 times a week. It is driven to work at least once a week. I also use it whenever I go for outings with my family. A Sunday drive in the Bentley is a must too.
How is it living with a Bentley in Kolkata?
Since my Bentley is the first Continental GT Convertible of Calcutta, it is rare and exclusive. The car attracts attention everywhere it goes. At traffic signals specially, crowds tend to gather around the car to get a close look. It is sometimes annoying when people tend to lean on or touch the car while getting pictures clicked along with it. Since there is no Bentley service station or dealership in Calcutta, I have to fly down mechanics from the Bentley Team each time the car needs servicing. I feel that the Bentley Continental GT Convertible is a perfect car for Calcutta roads due to its excellent ground clearance, performance and looks.

At this budget, you had so many other options- why did you choose the Continental GT Convertible?
Getting a Bentley was my son, Devansh’s dream. When he was about 4 years old, he saw one on the roads for the first time during his vacation at Hong Kong. He also knew that the famous Bollywood Superstar, Amitabh Bachchan possesses a Bentley too. Since then, he was trying to convince me to get a Bentley and finally we bought the Bentley Continental GT Convertible V8 a few months back.

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