Wednesday, August 24, 2011

New Bentley Continental GTC: English luxury for 210,000 euros

The new Bentley Continental GTC is ready for the world premiere: the luxurious four-seater convertible in English will be presented at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, scheduled for 15 to 25 September 2011. Pending Bentley has published the first official photos and video of the new Continental GTC. In the images we can see how the second generation of the GTC has been renewed without betraying the design which has made it a worldwide success.

The front comes with LED daytime running lights, new grille and a honeycomb bumpers renovated. For lovers of alloy wheels from a British manufacturer of important measures, the measure offers standard 20-inch wheels and 21 "available in three different designs, are optional. Under the hood of the new Bentley Continental GTC W12 engine are known to c 6-liter biturbo increased to 575 horsepower (compared to previous 560) with a maximum torque of 700 Nm Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddles behind the wheel and with Flexfuel technology, the engine of the new Continental GTC can be powered gasoline or E85 ethanol consumption on the highway and promises of 11.4 liters per 100 kilometers.

Thanks to the power available to the English convertible ensures outstanding performance: the Continental GTC can achieve 314 km / h top speed and shooting from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.8 seconds, not bad for a car over 5 meters long 2495 kg heavy and well! Enlarged in the roadways to ensure greater road holding, the new Bentley Continental GTC is equipped with a recalibrated suspension and steering accuracy.

Equipped with a four wheel drive system with 40:60 torque distribution calibrated to reduce understeer, the new GTC is equipped with a braking system with discs 405 mm front and 355 rear. For the customers "racing" will be available in the list optional carbon-ceramic discs too: in this case you can count on the front steps of 420 mm and 356 mm rear.

As usual the British company has devoted much attention to the cockpit. Customizable with seven types of roots, 17 different colors of leather hand-stitched, metal inserts and carpet, the Bentley GTC is equipped with seats with neck warmer was integrated, audio system with speakers of MMR, DSP Dimension, and Dirac's satellite navigation system and 30 GB infotainment touchscreen.

To ensure maximum silence during the journey, the British manufacturer has opted for a multi-layer fabric soft top with glass rear window noise. Already ordered the dealerships, the new Bentley Continental GTC will be delivered starting from early 2012 at a price for the European market for 170,060 euros excluding taxes: Italian customers will have to sign a check from 210,000 euros, not including customizations.

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