2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 unveiled at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 9, 2012

After we saw the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 it’s time to take a look at the convertible version: folks, this is the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8. Just like the coupe version, the new GTC V8 will ditch the W16 in favor of a more fuel-efficient 4.0-liter V8 engine delivering a maximum output of 500 bhp (507 PS / 373 Kw) at 6000 rev/min and an extraordinary peak torque of 660 Nm (487 lb ft) which is available across virtually the entire rev range from 1700 to 5000 rev/min.

The engine is mated to a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission and it can push the vehicle from 0 to 60 mph in of 4.8 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds) and a top speed of 187 mph (301 km/h).

The vehicle will be able to achieve a fuel consumption of 10.9 l/100 km which will make it capable to offer a range of over 500 miles (800 km) on a single tank of fuel. Just like the GT V8, the new Continental GTC V8 will feature the same accessories in order to be identified with its potent V8: a black gloss matrix grille with chrome frame and centre bar, a red enamel Bentley ‘B’ badge, and a black matrix three-segment lower front bumper divided by distinctive body-coloured strakes.

Moreover, the rear features nique chromed ‘figure eight’ exhaust tailpipes, a dark lower valance and red enamel ‘B’ bootlid badge emphasise the sporty, contemporary identity of the new V8s.

Both models will be available as standard with 20-inch alloy wheels, while Bentley will offer as an option 21 inch six-spoke design which is available in dramatic Diamond Black (exclusive to the Continental V8) or Diamond Silver finishes. The interior will offer: New Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer unique to the V8 models; Eliade cloth headlining and pillar trim; Short centre console in place of W12 through-console; 4 hide colours offered in standard range; nique two-tone leather colour split; 3 hood colours (Continental GTC).

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