2018 Bentley Continental GT rendered as a GTC

Article by Christian A., on September 2, 2017

It was only a few days ago that we saw photos of the all new 2018 Bentley Continental GT, and now, someone has already tweaked it, turning it into a GTC. This is an unofficial release of the droptop as it was a rendering made by an artist and was published in X-Tomi Design, but we feel like a variant like this will soon come out in the Continental's lifecycle.

Though the design may look familiar to you, the updates are actually found in the heart of the car instead, with the new MSB underpinnings just like the Porsche Panamera, giving it an overall improvement. Bentley gave the Continental GT its much-needed diet, making it lose a total of 80 kilograms (176 pounds), as its predecessor was extra heavy. After the huge weight loss, we still can't say that it is lightweight, but at least the driving experience will be a little easier.

To lower the nose, the front axle of Crewe's latest GT had been pushed forward a bit, by around 135 millimeters (5.3 inches), giving way to the nose. Under the elongated hood is a powerful biturbo 6.0 liter W12 TSI that carries out as much as 626 horsepower (466 kilowatts) and 664 pound-feet (900 Newton metres) or torque. This engine works with an eight-speed automatic transmission that helps channel power to the wheels. The GT now has an active four-wheel drive system instead of the 60/40 rear-to-front split. This function helps the car send power where it is necessary as it monitors driving conditions.

If you enjoy fast drives, the sixth gear will be good enough for you to hit the top speed of 207 miles per hour (333 kph). The Continental GT is able to accelerate from 0-62 miles per hour (0-100 kilometers per hour) in just 3.7 seconds. This is actually a pretty good number for a car with that size and weight. Speaking of gears, the seventh and eight gears are override gears that will allow for relaxed cruising.

The automaker also ensured to combine modern technology with traditional designs that customers look for in their Bentleys. An example would be the 12.3-inch touchscreen that gives information about the car via a revolving James Bond-style dashboard - a perfect combination of style and technology.

What’s nice about the new Bentley Continental GT is the number options customers can choose from when personalizing their vehicles. It offers 17 exterior colours with 70 hues, 8 handcrafted designs for the cabin with 15 options for the interior trim.

Excited to see the new Bentley Continental GT? It will be making its first public appearance at the upcoming 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Source: XTomi Design

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