It was Indiana Jones and that whole ark episode that gave us the best example of what happens after leaks: once you break the seal, all hell breaks loose and there's no way you're putting it back. We aren't sure who lifted the lid, but official photos of the 2013 Bentley Continental GT Speed Convertible showed up on Flickr last week, and so here we are presenting them to you.

If it follows the Bentley playbook as the last GT Speed – and we have no reason to believe it won't – beyond the lack of a top there won't be much difference between it and the coupe than a few minor numerals. There will be a W12 in front with 616 horsepower and 590 foot-pounds of torque running through an eight-speed transmission, and the dash from standstill to 60 miles per hour will clock in somewhere around four seconds. That's some 21-inch rolling stock setting up the stance, and unless it's gotten slower than the last GT Speed, ultimate velocity with the top up should be at least 200 mph.

It will be undeniably fast. As for the paint, you can make up your own minds about that while you peep its angles in the high-res gallery. We'll find out the rest when the world's purplest droptop is revealed at the Detroit Auto Show.


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      audisp0rta4
      • 2 Years Ago
      Even if I could afford a new GT, I'd just get a used one with under 30k miles for like 70k, and modify it myself. Then I'd figure out what to do with the remaining 150k+ that I didn't waste buying a new one that looks almost identical to the 2004 model.
        Jonathan Wayne
        • 2 Years Ago
        @audisp0rta4
        Seriously, 95% of the population will never know you don't have the new model.
        Evan McMiller
        • 2 Years Ago
        @audisp0rta4
        Underneath there's a lot of changes though. I do feel that externally they could have done more outside.
      VDuB
      • 2 Years Ago
      I swear I see a posting of a "new"bentley every other day.. but they all look the same.
      chisss001
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow that's a shocking set of leaked pictures!!!!... oh wait... it looks exactly like all the other Bentleys... IMO I think Bentley needs to change their style a little bit... that look is getting dated, I mean we see BMW's with new faces, Mercedes does the same, heck every manufacturer is doing facelifts... I dunno... just my opinion
      Dvanos
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice car however the "Barney Purple" paint has to go.
        Teleny411
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Dvanos
        My sister, who is a purple maniac and loves the Conty will be in love with this :)
      purrpullberra
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm not sure about the "King of Pimps" purple color. And the fedora will fly off the pimps head over 25 mph top down. So who is this car/color for? Come on Bentley this 'design' and 'style' are so played out and in desperate need of updating. Not one big design addition or deletion in all its years. But do wannabe rappers still want one? Yuuuuuup! How did VW give these colors to Bentley not Lambo or even tacky Bugatti? It may as well be a $149 maco paint job.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Brodz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks like Barbie is set for her next convertible.