Bentley unveiled at the 60th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance its new limited-edition Continental GTC and GTC Speed 80-11 models, designed exclusively for the North American market. Many of you are wondering what the '80-11' designation means, right?
Well, according to the manufacturer, the 80-11 designation underlines just how limited these luxury British convertibles will be with Bentley building only 80 examples of each drophead in 2011.
The GTC models are offered with 20-inch, 14-spoke alloy diamond wheels, polished with unique black center caps featuring Bentley's distinctive B emblem, while the GTC Speed models come with Supersports 20-inch wheels, now finished with an eye-catching dark tint, and displaying sporty red brake calipers underneath.
Bentley's extensive choice of colors is available for both GTC 80-11 models, but if you really want to impress your friends, the British manufacturer introduces a new and unique color dubbed Midnight.
Also, 80-11 GTC and GTC convertibles offer the Dark Grey Metallic soft top and the Mulliner fuel-filler cap as standard. Two unique interiors will be available for these models: the main leather hide choice for both vehicles is Beluga, and the contrast stitching, piping and Bentley emblems are white on the GTC and Pillar Box Red on the GTC Speed.
The design of the interior is completed by the Piano Black veneers on both 80-11 Editions and by the engine-turned aluminum dash which has a bright finish in the GTC and a sportier dark finish for the GTC Speed. A new set of race-inspired set of drilled alloy sport foot pedals is standard on both vehicles. The vehicles' treadplates and a badge on the console are branded with the '80-11 Edition' signature.
And for those who still don't know, the vehicles will carry the same a twin-turbo 6-liter W12 engine delivering 552hp and 479 lb-ft of torque in the GTC model and 600hp and 553 lb-ft of torque in the GTC Speed model.
The GTC can hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and has a top speed of 195mph (190mph with the top down) while the GTC Speed model sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds while the top speed is limited to 200mph (195mph with top down). The 80-11 Edition GTCs and the 80-11 Edition GTC Speeds arrive at Bentley dealers in fall of 2010 as model-year 2011 vehicles.