New 567-hp 2012 Bentley GTC Debuts at the 2011 Los Angles Auto Show

Bentley Motors unveils its new Continental GTC at the Los Angeles Convention Center this week in its first public unveiling to the North American market.

The company’s stand will also show the next generation of mobile connectivity with the Mulsanne Executive Interior Concept – a new multimedia experience designed for executives inside the luxurious, hand-crafted cabin of the company’s flagship Mulsanne.

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2012 Bentley Continental GTC Features

All eyes will, however, be on the new Continental GTC. The Breeze-colored drophead GTC debuting at the LA Auto Show features a custom, coach-built appearance and crisper lines, thanks to aluminum superformed front wings, and, in the rear, the double-horseshoe design first seen on Bentley’s flagship Mulsanne.

0-60 in 4.5 seconds

Below the surface, the GTC rockets from 0-60 in 4.5 seconds thanks to a hand-built 567-hp powerplant that boasts 516 lb-ft of torque, and a Quickshift transmission that improves acceleration response times and cuts shift times to only 200 miliseconds.  The GTC’s chassis, the stiffest of any convertible in the world, provides a firm foundation for suspension control, minimizing scuttle shake and contributing to the GTC’s refined handling.

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GTC Interior

The GTC interior features luxurious wood and leather craftsmanship, for which Bentley is renowned, alongside class-leading technology, such as eight-inch touch-screen infotainment system, and zip-code entry navigation, all supported by a 30-gigabyte hard drive.  To ensure drivers and passengers alike enjoy an extended top-down driving season, the GTC now features neck warmers in the rear headrests of its cobra-head designed slim-line seats.  With the top up, acoustics have improved thanks to the addition of acoustically-sensitive undersheet, wheel liners, front and side glass and a three-layer roof with a rubber-film middle layer.

The new Bentley GTC convertible will enter the US market in late 2011, with an MSRP of $212,800 US.

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