New Bentley Continental GTC - convertible grand tourer revealed
Bentley has just unveiled the convertible version of their new Continental GT - the GTC. With the standard coupe already being one of the most well-rounded GT cars on sale today, the GTC adds the freedom of a drop-top to the Continental’s many skills.
Using the same 6L Twin-Turbo W12, the GTC produces an identical 626bhp and 664lb-ft of torque as the coupe. Sent through an 8-speed DSG gearbox similar to the one found in the Porsche Panamera, and the new 911, 4 wheel drive helps this enormous luxurious convertible get from 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds - a time which leaves its main rival, the Aston Martin DB11 Volante, for dead.
The roof itself is a soft-top rather than a heavy folding metal arrangement. Featuring new seals and insulation, Bentley promise it’s even more refined than the previous GTC - a statement which is quite remarkable when you think about it. Bentley will give customers the option to dress the inside of the roof in a fabric of their choice - with one of the options being tweed. If you ask me, while it may be quint-essentially English, tweed would detract from the modernity of the surrounding interior.
The interior itself is exactly as it was in the coupe, and it is gorgeous because of it. In fact, while there may be many button for people to break their muscle-memory attempting to fathom, through my eyes, the Continental has one of the finest interiors in the world.
If you should choose to opt for the GTC over the regular GT, you can expect to pay £18,400 more - bringing the price up to £175,100. If you ask me, that’s quite a steep price increase - but for some, it’ll be worth every penny.
But what do you guys think about this car? Would you have it over the regular GT? Let me know in the comments.
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