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2012 Bentley Continental GTC Unveiled Just Before the End of Summer

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Bentley is going to officially debut the 2012 Continental GTC convertible next month in Frankfurt. The 2012 Continental GTC builds on the GT coupe, which is definitely not a bad thing.

The GTC is powered by the same 6.0L 12-cylinder engine as the coupe. It packs 567 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system with a 40:60 rear torque bias. All that power accelerates the GTC from 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds and it has a top speed of 195 mph.

The second-generation GTC rides on 20-inch wheels and features an interior that is more spacious and luxurious than the first model. Buyers can choose between a range of wood veneers and leather colors.

"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." -Wolfgang Dürheimer, Chairman and Chief Executive, Bentley Motors.

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