2012 Bentley Continental GTC Unveiled Just Before the End of Summer

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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