2011 Bentley Continental GTC & GTC Speed 80-11 Edition: official details, specs and photos

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

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.

Press Release

Bentley Continental GTC and GTC Speed 80-11

Bentley Motors is displaying the company’s new limited-edition Continental GTC and GTC Speed 80-11 models, designed exclusively for the North American market, on the Concept Lawn at the 60th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

Both of these new cars combine the legendary performance, luxury and craftsmanship for which the 91-year old Bentley marque is renowned, as well as the added exclusivity of being commissioned for a single market. 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 and GTC Speed 80-11 models deliver the same outstanding performance as their ‘standard’ Bentley counterparts but with their own strong and original styling stories.

The luxurious GTC 80-11 features new 20-inch, 14-spoke alloy diamond wheels, polished with unique black center caps featuring Bentley’s distinctive ‘B’ emblem. The more performance-oriented GTC Speed 80-11 offers the muscular Supersports’ 20-inch wheels, now finished with an eye-catching dark tint, and displaying sporty red brake calipers underneath.

Both cars give a nod to Bentley’s British heritage and incomparable craftsmanship, with Union Jack brightware badges featured on the front fenders.

Bentley’s extensive choice of colors is available for both GTC 80-11 models but for those seeking even more exclusivity, a new and unique color – Midnight – has been commissioned for these high-performance convertibles. The 80-11 GTC and GTC convertibles offer the Dark Grey Metallic soft top and the Mulliner fuel-filler cap as standard.

Bentley’s styling team has created two unique interiors for these exclusive convertibles. 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 result is a strong, dark main hide color, accented by the contrasting hand-stitching and piping.

To complement the Piano Black veneers on both 80-11 Editions, the engine-turned aluminum dash has a bright finish in the GTC and a sportier dark finish for the GTC Speed. Race-inspired drilled alloy sport foot pedals are standard on both vehicles and to further differentiate the special editions, the vehicles’ treadplates and a badge on the console are branded with the “80-11 Edition” signature.

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.

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