Crafted for comfort and wellbeing in the open air
A convertible Bentley is the ultimate romantic Grand Tourer. With the soft top lowered, one becomes further connected with the elements and surroundings during the journey. From the driver’s seat, a fully panoramic view around the car is achieved. The hood stows with no interruptions in the smooth surfaces, under a precise leather-trimmed tonneau cover.
From taking this charm and combining it with scientific research undertaken by our specialists, we know that our holistic approach to ‘wellbeing behind the wheel’ in the Azure specification unites technology, design, and craftsmanship, and will deliver driver and passengers to their destination more relaxed than when they set off.
We consulted with neuroscientists to understand the interrelationship of colour, texture, tactility and even scent to create an atmosphere of relaxed serenity. When we see pleasing forms, shapes and colours our brains release chemicals such as dopamine that not only make us feel good but are good for our body and sense of wellbeing. Sensory receptors convert physical stimuli in neural activity, creating changes in our brain and nervous system. Every fabric, sound, motion, colour, and touch continuously impact our nervous system and the Continental GTC Azure cabin has been finessed accordingly.
The Continental GT Convertible Azure prioritises wellbeing over and over again and is also equipped to keep its occupants comfortable whatever the weather, even with the roof down. The tailored convertible roof can be deployed or stowed in just 19 seconds, with the car travelling at speeds of up to 30 mph (50 km/h). This transforms the Continental GT Convertible Azure from a luxurious coupe into an open-top Grand Tourer at the touch of a button.
To aid this feature, a newly designed neckwarmer (which is both warmer and quieter than in the previous generation model), is seamlessly integrated into the heated Comfort Seats, optimising efficiency and airflow around the electrically adjustable headrests. The styling highlight of the new neckwarmer is a chrome centre vane that stretches the full width of the duct, echoing Bentley’s famous ‘bullseye’ vents. Combined with a heated steering wheel, seat heaters and new heated armrests, these sophisticated comfort features create a luxurious driving experience in all environments.