T he new Bentley Continental GTC is refined, fast and simply one of the best luxury convertibles available. As with all Bentleys, the focus is on that elusive combination of grace, elegance and performance, and it's something that this carmaker has defined and refined in its years of design. The GTC is simply stunning, and has an engine to match its looks.
The new Bentley Continental GTC can be discovered in more detail at Jardine Motors Group dealerships in Essex and Kent.
Safety is important in all cars, particularly those with fierce acceleration and impressive top speeds, and the Bentley Continental GTC has multiple airbags (overhead, side impact and knee to name but a few) as standard.
Electronic stability control and an ABS braking system help keep this car firmly on the road, even when you're pushing the needle on the speedometer.
The three-part bumper, signature front grille and spotlights are complemented by 20-inch six-spoke alloy wheels and a choice of classic yet contemporary paint colours. Inside, the design is practical and beautiful, with plenty of space and an incredibly comfortable leather interior. Both driver and passenger seats have lumbar support, which is essential when it comes to comfort for long journeys. Interior colour options vary, but the waterfall central console, expertly crafted dials, and leather trim ensure the luxury of the exterior is mirrored internally.The leather steering wheel with its central Bentley badge, meanwhile, is both deluxe and warm on the hands in winter.
In the cabin, there’s no shortage of technology, with a touchscreen infotainment system that’s user-friendly and fits with the overall excellent ergonomics. Satellite navigation, cruise and climate control come as standard, making the whole driving experience a real treat.
Beneath the bonnet, the motoring heritage of Bentley continues to shine, with the choice of a 6.0-litre W12 engine that delivers 567bhp or a twin-turbocharged V8 with 500bhp. The figures speak for themselves; both engine options are fast, with 0-60mph from 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 201mph.
|Vehicle Length||4806 mm / 189.2 in|
|Vehicle Width||2227 mm / 87.7 in|
|Vehicle Height||(unladen) 1403 mm / 55.2 in|
|Wheelbase||2746 mm / 108.1 in|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||2495 kg / 5500 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||W12|
Engine Capacity||5998 cc|
|Max Torque||700 nm @ 1700 rpm|
|Max Power||423 kW @ 5350 rpm|
|Top Speed||195 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 4.5 sec|
|Combined Cycle||17.1 mpg|
|Urban Cycle||11.1 mpg|