On the road, the Bentley’s W12 12-cylinder, twin turbo, six-liter engine cruised effortlessly with 616 horsepower and 590 lb.-ft. of torque a foot-twitch away.
Other people’s reactions to spotting the Sequin Blue Bentley ran the gamut. Many of those who recognized a Bentley on the road did a double-take and gave us a thumbs-up. Several drivers did disconcerting speed-up-and-pass, then slow-down-and-let-us-pass maneuvers to get a good all-around look at the Bentley.
However, there also was the neighbor who asked how we liked driving the Chrysler 200 convertible in this weather—a definite diss of what Bentley calls the world’s fastest four-seat convertible and a definite case of mistaking the Winged-B Bentley logo for the Chrysler logo.
As the company says, the Bentley goes from “nought-to-100 mph” in 9.7 seconds, 0-to-60 in 4.1 seconds in hand-crafted luxury.
All-in-all, driving it was a great experience; we only missed having the chance to take a short spin with the top down to test the advertised neck warming feature.