Bentley Continental GTC Review

By Jennie   |  October 23, 2013


Bentley Continental GTC is a creatively designed car with architecture of elegance and endless exhilaration that soar emotions. Graceful and elegant lines flow around the body to give a sporty yet understated appeal. Sensory pleasure is elevated with the world of refinement in the interior and a powerful engine technology under the hood.

It is a high-performance two-door luxury convertible based on the brilliantly designed and creatively engineered Bentley Continental GT coupe. The car is fixed with additional structural reinforcements to add rigidity and stiffness to the structure. With the best of luxuries adding more attitude and agility, the Continental GTC takes open-top driving to new levels. Great attention is given to every small detail to confirm uniqueness of the car.

Powertrain & Performance

Bentley Continental GTC is powered by a responsive 6-litre, twin-turbo W12 engine that generates an awesome power output of 553 bhp with a maximum torque of 650 Nm @ 1600 rpm. Power of the engine is transferred through a six-speed automatic transmission to all four wheels of the car.

The independent automatic air suspension constantly monitors and controls the ride height adjustments and damper settings in accordance to road conditions. With the powerful engine mated to effective transmission and retuned suspension technology, the car can reach a top speed of 318 km/h and accelerate form 0-100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds.

Build & Styling

Bentley Continental GTC is an elegantly designed car with distinctive and potent lines that heightens the fascia of the car. Furthermore, the exterior is adorned with an upright grille, new rear bumper, traditional matrix Bentley grille, twin Bi-xenon headlamps, rear LED tail lamps, twin oval stainless steel tail pipes, coloured keyed electronically adjustable door mirrors, rain sensing windscreen wipers, and sleeker valance.

The car has a fabric top that opens or closes in about 25 seconds with just a push of one button. In case the rear seat of the car is unoccupied, driver has an option to raise a chrome and aluminium wind blocker to streamline the airflow. The interior is packed with a host of innovations that enable passengers to just sit back and relax. Luxurious polished veneers, premium leather upholstery and solid metal, accentuates the intimate ambience of the car. The finest of natural materials are blended with veneers and leather hides to make the cabin cozy, warm, and comfortable.

The exquisite hand-stitched multifunctional steering wheel is meticulously draped in superior quality hide. The interior also boasts of a premium car audio system designed and manufactured by Naim. The sophisticated audio system comprises DVD, satellite navigation system, six-CD changer, iPod interface, and 10 state-of-art speakers to deliver the best in class audio experience. The effective air-conditioning system and multi-zone electronic climate control ensures optimized comfort in the cabin under all weather conditions. The Bluetooth telephone system further enhances the joy of driving and makes every journey a thrilling experience. It also has a generous boot to store just anything and everything in the car that further ensures a hassle-free journey.

Bentley Continental GTC also comes with an optional Mulliner Driver Specification Package that carries a host of customisation solutions to enable buyers to create their unique Bentley. The package includes options in paints, highly polished veneers, leather hide, and headlining colours.

Continental GTC is packed with a host of active and passive safety features. The rear compartment of the car is fitted with a roll-over protection system that automatically deploys in case of an accident. Other standard features include reinforced windscreen, side airbags, deformation zones, side impacts, and seat belt pre-tensioners.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros

    • Exhilarating open-top driving experience
    • Excellent handling
    • Impressive acceleration
  • Cons

    • Lower fuel efficiency