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It’s the talk of the town: Bentley has unveiled the Grand Convertible in LA, ahead of the Auto Show.
 
A two-door, four seater, it’s the first large scale convertible Bentley has unveiled since the Azure went out of production in 2009. It’s essentially the Mulsanne in cabriolet form, borrowing the Mulsanne Speed’s 6.75 litre twin-turbo V8 engine.

It’s not just all about power and performance though. On the exterior, the Grand Convertible has a Sequin Blue finishing, a colour sourced from a sequin on a client’s haute couture gown for an additional touch of luxury. Inside, the diamond quilted leather of a linen shade is finished with Sequin Blue stiching, whilst the tonneau is made of Burr Walnut. When it comes to design, Bentley have certainly known how to encapsulate all things luxury with the Grand Convertible.

The new model is to be launched at the LA Auto Show, which kicks off this week, and then will head to Miami for the Art Basel show. Production has yet to be confirmed, but Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and CEO of Bentley, commented that, if the company does go ahead with the project, it “will be a highly exclusive, extremely limited collector's piece." Since it promises to be for a select few only, it might well be best to place your orders now. 
 
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