Powered by a 6.0 lire, twin-turbocharged W12 engine - with a new QuickShift transmission to give faster gearchanges - power output increases to 575PS from 650PS of the previous model and an extra 50Nm of torque, to deliver 700Nm.
The new Bentley Continental GTC four seater luxury convertible offers a more spacious and luxurious hand crafted cabin alongside improved performance.
The new Bentley Continental GTC features a more assertive stance than the model it replaces, with a muscular presence. The aluminium front wings are manufactured with advanced techniques meaning there are no seams or welds, giving the look and feel of a coachbuilt car. The car now includes twenty inch wheels are standard. For the first time, three styles of 21 inch wheels are optionally available.
The wider track, front and rear, sharper steering and revised suspension offer an improved drive. The Bentley Continental GTC's advanced all-wheel drive system now features a 40:60 rear torque bias to minimise understeer when cornering hard.
Powered by a 6.0 lire, twin-turbocharged W12 engine - with a new QuickShift transmission to give faster gear changes - power output increases to 575PS from 650PS of the previous model and an extra 50Nm of torque, to deliver 700Nm.
The interior of the new Bentley Continental GTC features soft-touch leather hides, wood veneers, cool touch metals and deep pile carpets. ides, an extensive range of wood veneers, cool-touch metals and deep-pile carpets. There are 17 standard soft-touch leather hide colours with six colour split combinations, joined by a range of seven veneers.
The multi-layered fabric hood is complemented by acoustic glass and under body panels providing optimum noise isolation.
The cabin of the Bentley GTC now provides more practicality, with more legroom for rear passengers, new storage solutions and touch screen infotainment, automatic seat belt presenters and a Nick Warmer to offer comfort when driving in the cold weather with the roof down.
Wolfgang Durheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors said: "The GTC has always been the most emotional model in the Continental range and a showcase for Bentley design. With its tailored soft top, the GTC is a pure British convertible true to those classic Bentleys of the past. However, the technology, performance and overall design excellence invested in this model means that we are now writing a new chapter for the Bentley convertible driver."
The new Bentley Continental GTC orders can be placed now with the first deliveries to customers commencing late 2011.Published 13 September 2011