Bentley Continental GTC gets Tweed Hood
Two hues combine to create the industry-first tweed roof.
Bentley has revealed a new Tweed Hood for the Continental GT Convertible, adding to the range of available roof colors.
The company says it quickly found sample fabrics that provided an attractive tweed effect, however the top would have had the wrong weave structure that fell short of the necessary technical requirements. Designers and engineers consequently collaborated with the roof supplier to create an acceptable weave that combines two different hues.
"We wanted to create something that hadn't been done before and we had never seen a Tweed effect hood," says Bentley color and trim designer Cathy Bass. "We went through many rounds of dying both of the yarns before we found the right combination."
The fabric top is said to look dark beige from a distance. Getting closer to the car reveals the woven pattern of dark brown and cream yarns.
The Tweed Hood now expands the range of configuration options, which also includes 45 body colors, 15 carpet options, eight different veneers, and 15 interior trim hides.