HR Owen’s Jack Barclay Bentley showroom has hosted the UK car dealership debut of the all-new Bentley Continental GT Convertible.
Mayfair’s motorheads packed the prestigious London showroom, which was founded back in 1953, in time to pick an early Christmas present.
Bentley’s new Continental GT Convertible – the third generation of the Volkswagen Group’s Crewe-built grand tourer – can recline its roof in 19 seconds and claims to be 20% lighter and 5% stiffer than its predecessor, the GTC.
Launched with the latest version of Bentley’s six-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine under its long bonnet, the newcomer to Bentley dealerships produces 626bhp and 664l.ft. and will accelerate to 62mph in 3.8 seconds on its way to a 207mph top speed.
Recognising the significance of another Bentley launch event at the Jack Barclay car dealership, a statement issued by HR Owen said: “Jack Barclay Bentley has a unique connection to the Bentley brand, with its namesake considered as one of the original ‘Bentley Boys’.
“Racing driver Jack Barclay drove a roofless Bentley 4.5-litre to victory in the 1929 Brooklands 500, setting an average speed of more than 107mph.
“The showroom retains many of its original features, including the iconic chequered floor, wood-panelling and art deco signage.”