Bentley launches 2013 Continental GTC Speed

Bentley recently launched the new Continental GTC Speed which is essentially the convertible version of the GT Speed Coupe. Power comes from the same mighty W12 6.0-liter twin-turbo engine capable of developing no less than 616 HP and a maximum torque of 590 lb-ft available between 2,000 rpm and 5,000 rpm. It enables the convertible to achieve the 0-62 mph sprint in an impressive 4.4 seconds, onwards to a top speed of 202 mph (325 km/h). Compared to the coupe, it is 0.1 seconds slower while performing the sprint and 3 mph (5 km/h) slower in terms of top speed, but even so it still is the quickest four-seat cabrio ever made.

Power is sent to the wheels through an eight-speed Quickshift automatic transmission developed by ZF. This power is sent to all wheels with a front/rear 40/60 default split, with the car riding on a double wishbone front suspension and a multi-link layout. Both of them were tweaked while the convertible was lowered by 10mm.

It rides on 21-inch Speed alloy wheels and features a dark chrome look for the matrix radiator front grille and bumper air intakes. At the back it has elliptical exhaust pipes featuring a “rifled” interior. Inside the cabin it gets as standard diamond-quilted leather upholstery and an infotainment system.

Source: Bentley

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