The Bentley Continental GTC presents elegance and exhilaration in equal measure. A sleek, perfectly formed silhouette drawing on Bentley’s distinguished lineage of convertibles, it’s immaculately proportioned with incomparable craftsmanship and sophisticated technology running throughout.
At its heart, an awesome 6-litre, 12-cylinder (W12) twin-turbocharged engine provides unmatched power and torque. A glorious convertible delivering a impressive performance and an enviable driving experience.
It may weigh more due to the sound-deadening glass, etc., but the 600-hp GTC Speed convertible is surprisingly agile. The GTC Speed is a more sporting version of the “entry level” Bentley convertible, just like the Speed models of the 1920s were higher-performance variants at that time.
Outwardly, the GTC Speed is distinguished from a Continental GTC by striking 20-inch wheels, a trunklid lip spoiler, and a matte-finish grille.
The powerplant makes 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, and the engine now features a single-chain cam drive, lighter connecting rods and pistons, an oil pump that reduces pressure, and a modified block. The engine delivers its peak torque from as low as 1750 rpm, yet you’ll feel a notable surge in thrust above 3000 rpm.
The exhaust note is a powerful-sounding muted growl, and there’s a pronounced (and deliberate) burble on the overrun. The transmission always provides precise, beautifully smooth shifts.
Whether on a drive to a weekend resort, dinner with friends, or a little top-down time on some open, curvy roads, the Bentley will not disappoint. A fractional share of this exotic drop-top will provide you with all the exhilaration of being a Bentley owner, but without the prohibitive costs of ownership.