Bentley Continental 2009 GTC Speed

Posted on Tuesday, 6 January 2009 , 08:01:52 byEmil

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Bentley Continental 2009 GTC Speed

Bentley updated the GTC Continental to go with all the subtle modifications on the fixed-roof GT Continental, and as bonus, Bentley made the stronger engine that's available now making a "Speed" convertible variant. Like all the Continental family, GTC runs with a W12 6.0-liter engine that produces 552 hp, meanwhile the Speed variant has a W12 twin-turbocharged which makes 600bhp.

GTC Speed reaches 195 mph, going from 0 to 60 mph in only 4.5 seconds, 0-100 mph on 10.6 seconds, plus the maximum speed raise by 5 mph.

The 6-speed transmission comes in 2 complete automatic modes (Sport and Drive) or utilizes as a manual clutchless where that driver changes the gears sequentially, through either the auto shifter or the paddles from behind the wheel.

The cost should begin at around 197,500 Dollars, that is about 3,500 Dollars over the previous unit year.

Dr. Franz-Josef Paefgen - Bentley Chairman and Chief Executive, explains:

The Continental GTC is an elegant Grand Touring convertible in the Bentley tradition, exciting the emotions with its distinctive blend of performance, luxury, craftsmanship and modernity. The GTC Speed completes the family of Continental Speed models and broadens the appeal of the GTC to customers who demand a more focused, open-top driving experience.”

Director, Chassis and Powertrain Engineering, Brian Gush, comments:

“The new GTC Speed exemplifies our passion for creating cars that deliver exceptional performance and driving enjoyment. It is a driver’s car which will redefine people’s expectations of what a luxury convertible can achieve.”

Dr. Ulrich Eichhorn, a Member of the Board, Engineering, affirmed:

“The GTC Speed offers supercar performance, superb refinement, comfort and unrivalled craftsmanship all in one car. It perfectly evokes the spirit of the original Bentley ‘Speed Model’ of the 1920s.”