Sep 2, 2011
Bentley Continental GTC Facelift will be presented at this year’s Auto Show in Frankfurt. In 2010, the coupe version of the Bentley Continental GT has received a facelift, so it was normal for this model also to receive some changes. These include LED lights with a design inspired by that of Mulsanne, a refreshed interior and a more powerful engine. Bentley Continental GTC‘s appearance is more aggressive due to aesthetic changes.
Bentley engineers have refined drive train, reducing vehicle weight and increasing rigidity, also CO2 emissions were reduced and was kept outside of the silhouette. The direction from Bentley Continental GTC Facelift is now faster and the suspension received a number of changes for more fun to drive. The gauge increased for both front and rear axle and wheel-drive system now favors the rear torque distribution. With this item, understeer was minimized in the corners approached at high speed.
The engine remains a 6.0-liter W12, which now develops 15 hp and 50 Nm more. Thus, the total is 575 hp and 700 Nm. Six-speed automatic transmission on the Bentley Continental GTC Facelift has a QuickShift function that enables faster gear changes. In standard, customers get 20″ alloy wheels, but they can opt for 21″ wheels, a first for GTC.
The Continental GTC interior has been updated and is offered with an increased range of materials including fine leather, wood trim, special metals and particular mats. In standard, customers can choose from 17 shades of leather for the interior, with six color combinations, complemented by a choice of seven types of wood trim. Bentley Continental GTC Facelift has received acoustic glass for windows, with additional panels for sound proofing.
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