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Press Release) The Continental GTC,
Bentley Motors’ new luxury 2+2 convertible, will be officially
unveiled at the New York International Automobile Show in April
2006. When the stunning convertible goes on sale later this year it
will complete the Bentley Continental model range, following the
introduction of the highly successful Continental GT in 2003 and
four-door Continental Flying Spur in 2005.
With a top speed of
195mph (312km/h), a sophisticated all-wheel drive system,
state-of-the-art 12-cylinder engine, advanced air suspension and
ultra-stiff body structure, the Continental GTC displays all the
poise, exhilarating performance and dynamic handling of the
Continental GT. In common with its stable mates, the interior of the
new Continental GTC provides an unrivalled standard of
craftsmanship, utilising natural wood veneers and leather hides of
the finest quality, which are on full display when you lower the
elegant, electro-hydraulically operated soft-top roof.
“The Continental GTC is the most distinctive new Bentley yet,”
explains Bentley Motors’ Chairman and Chief Executive, Dr
Franz-Josef Paefgen. “It is very elegant and at the same time
effortlessly modern. It will appeal to many different customers:
people who are tired of driving sports cars that require too much
effort; people who want to move up from more standard convertibles;
and people who want to make a statement about what they drive, yet
still own a car that they can use every day of the year.”
The Continental GTC becomes the second convertible to grace the
current Bentley range. It follows the recently announced return of
the evocative Azure name for Bentley’s Arnage-derived flagship four-seater
While the Azure offers the ultimate glamour, sophistication and
accommodation for adults in supreme comfort, the 2+2 Continental GTC
is designed for customers looking to enjoy the phenomenal
performance, style and excitement of the Continental GT with the
additional benefits of classic open-top Bentley motoring.
An all-new 2+2
convertible version of the Continental GT coupé that blends
peerless Bentley craftsmanship and design with modern
technologies to provide unparalleled comfort in an open-top car.
structure benefits vehicle refinement and dynamic performance.
A stunning cabin
that uses exquisite Bentley design and craftsmanship to create a
spacious, welcoming interior. A classic mix of leather hides and
wood veneers give a contemporary but timeless appearance.
three-layer, soft fabric roof with heated glass rear screen
operates electro-hydraulically and provides peerless acoustic
damping and exceptional refinement during use.
Wide variety of
exterior and interior roof colours gives the customer more
performance thanks to a top speed (roof up) of 195mph (312km/h)
and a 0-60mph time of 4.8 seconds (0-100km/h in 5.1 seconds).
With the roof down
the top speed is still a remarkable 190mph (306km/h)
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awesome Crewe-built, W12 twin-turbocharged 6-litre engine, tuned
to provide not just a massive 552bhp (560PS/411kW) but 479lb ft
(650Nm) at just 1600rev/min to deliver that legendary Bentley
wave of torque from low revs.
New rear suspension
system improves the ride and refinement, and increases roof
stowage space without impacting on 235-litre luggage compartment
volume, which can carry skis and golf bags or travel bags
all-wheel-drive system with Torsen differential for exceptional
stability and grip in any conditions is driven by an advanced
six-speed automatic gearbox with manual change mode and
Air suspension with
continuous damping control (four adjustable settings).
The Continental GTC
shares its massive braking system with the Continental GT coupé.
The 405mm ventilated front brake discs are the largest diameter
discs of any series production passenger car on sale today.
Continental GTC will begin its global roll-out from the end of