The second generation of Bentley’s Continental GTC convertible has made its public debut today at the IAA 2011 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Twenty-inch wheels are now standard with two styles of 21-inch wheel, a first for GTC, available as an option. The four-seater luxury convertible features a new, even more spacious and luxurious cabin, with soft-touch leather hides, a range of wood veneers, cool-touch metals and deep-pile carpets.
The 2012 GTC is powered by a more powerful 6.0 liter, twin-turbocharged W12 engine linked to a QuickShift transmission. Power output is raised from 560hp to 575hp and the torque has been increased by 50Nm to 700Nm. 0-100km/h is done in 4.8 seconds and the top speed 314km/h.
A wider track, front and rear, sharper steering and retuned suspension are combined with a new 40:60 rear torque bias, compared with 50:50 of the original GTC. The GTC saves 70kg of weight in comparison to its predecessor.