We are just weeks away from the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and it appears that Bentley is ready to debut their new 2012 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible. The British automaker has just dropped the details and pictures of the new 2012 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible ahead of its world premiere in Frankfurt.

Coming in with an overall weight saving of 70kg versus its predecessor, the new Continental GTC builds on the foundation of the previous cabriolet, which premiered in 2006.

The new GTC is fitted with aluminium front wings made without the need for seams or welds that create the look and feel of a coach-built car. 20” wheels come as standard while 21” are available as an option.

The four-seater luxury convertible features more space and luxurious hand-crafted items surround you within the cabin; such as soft-touch leather hides, an extensive range of wood veneers, cool-touch metals and deep-pile carpets. There are 17 standard soft-touch leather hide colours with six colour split combinations complemented by a range of seven veneers that help to spoil you for choice.

In addition, the new GTC now comes with additional rear legroom, new storage solutions and innovative features such as touch-screen infotainment, automatic seat-belt presenters and a Bentley-designed Neck Warmer.

All that and the new model even offers acoustic glass and under-body panels in order to provide you with the best noise isolation in existence.

Power for the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC comes from a 6.0L, twin-turbocharged W12 engine that produces 567bhp with a peak torque of 700Nm.

Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with ‘Quickshift’ system, the new Bentley Continental GTC sprints from 0-100kmh in 4.8 seconds and can reach a top speed of 314kmh.

So drop that top and feel the wind in your hair via Bentley’s classy video!


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