Ahead of International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Frankfurt, Germany, next month, premium auto maker Bentley previewed the Continental GTC. Almost exact in specifications with its GT coupe counterpart, this 2nd generation Continental GTC convertible (or as European calls it “cabriolet”) is the example of uncompromising luxury. Behind the aggressive stance sits a 6.0-liter, turbocharged W12 engine, capable of churning out a total of 567-horsepower. With an advanced all-wheel drive system, there is more than enough ponies to propel this beast from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. In order to lower its carbon footprint, somewhat, the massive engine’s FlexFuel option allows E85 biofuel, regular gasoline, or both.
But you just don’t buy a Bentley for speed alone, you have a Bentley for speed and comfort. The new Continental GTC is the perfect complement for both. The 2 seater comfortably sits 4 in a newly refined cabin. Tailored to each owner’s wishes, there are 17 leather hide color ways as well as 6 color combinations and 7 matching wood veneers to select from. But if you wish any other color, wood or combination, Bentley will be happy to oblige. While it is a soft top convertible, Bentley added a multi-layered of fabric to the hood, laminated with insulation panels and acoustic glass, all to minimize road noise. The is even a neck warmer embedded to the seats for an open air ride in cooler climate.
The Bentley Continental GTC is set to be available later this year with a base price of $212,800 US.