If you want an open version of the Audi A8 or the Volkwagen Phaeton, you’re going to have to get yourself to a Bentley dealer, since Bentleys are the only convertibles built on the Volkswagen conglomerate’s Group D platform. Everyone else is accused of badge engineering, for example, the Jaguar X-Type was lambasted as a “Ford Mondeo”, but when was the last time you heard someone called a Bentley a tarted up VW? The truth is, that all three of those cars, the A8, the Phaeton, and the Continental start out in the same Dresden factory. Bentley used the occasion of the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit for the world premiere of the Continental GT Speed Convertible. Bentley has used the Speed moniker since W.O. Bentley’s 3 Litre Speed of 1925 and the Le Mans 24 Hour race-winning Speed Six.
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