2013 Bentley Continental GTC by Bentley Motors North America

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introduc tion with their dramatic 21 wheels dark-tinted grilles and lowered suspension the continental speed models represent bentley performance at its most uncompromising if you love razor-sharp handling and steering response if the exhilaration of a 625ps 800nm engine and eight-speed close-ratio transmission makes your heart race there s only one further choice to make coupé or convertible speed is embedded in bentley s history the name dates back to our founder w.o bentley s 3 litre speed of 1925 and the le mans 24 hour race-winning speed six then as now the pursuit of performance was balanced by the quest for refinement today s continental gt speed and gt speed convertible feature all-wheel drive transmission which delivers reassuring stability year round hand-crafted interiors and supportive sports seating provide supreme comfort over long distances the speed chassis tune delivers thrilling agility and clarity of feedback yet also rides harsh road surfaces with supple

c ontinen ta lgtspeedconvertible designing a convertible is one of the toughest jobs in the automotive world that s because it s two cars in one to create a beautiful open tourer requires smooth sweeping lines without visual clutter yet the design team needs to consider the hood too creating a smooth coupé profile that integrates smoothly with the bodywork the chassis engineers face several challenges too the bentley continental gt speed convertible with a maximum speed capability of 202 miles an hour 325km/h is designed for high performance and thus requires immense torsional rigidity to give the best possible combination of ride handling and response fortunately bentley has an exceptional track record when it comes to convertibles and the gt speed convertible is the latest fastest and most thoughtfully-executed of all its four-layer insulated hood offers astonishing levels of refinement and acoustic insulation exhaustively tested like every bentley in all conditions from -30ºc to

performance with peak power of 625ps or 616 horsepower the new continental gt speed and gt speed convertible stand at the pinnacle of the bentley continental stable for the coupé a full throttle standing start sees 60mph flash past in just 4.0 seconds top speed should you have the opportunity to explore it is 205 miles an hour the continental gt speed convertible is equally impressive reaching 60mph in 4.1 seconds with a top speed of 202mph yet bentley s engineering team has ensured that the new gt speed w12 engine and powertrain is more responsive in low speed driving than its speed predecessor and just as fuel-efficient as the new w12 continental gt the latest me17 engine management system an eight-speed transmission and careful refinement of the turbocharger settings have seen an overall improvement of 12 in fuel economy with a commensurate increase in tank range revised electronic stability programme calibration gives the driver free rein to explore the limits with safety while

interior the continental gt speed may be the fastest most powerful bentley in our range it may be capable of 205 miles an hour but you don t have to be a racing driver to enjoy its performance those sculpted `cobra seats provide the right degree of support and softness soft and yielding as you settle in they re firm enough to keep you comfortable for hour after hour even more so if you choose ventilated seats with massage as one of your options the hand-trimmed steering wheel can be adjusted precisely to your reach and shoulder height the paddle-shift falls easily to hand and for longer journeys you will find all the incidental details of switches touchscreen stowage and ergonomics make the gt speed a true grand tourer relaxing comfortable and confidence-inspiring none of this came about by chance the continental gt interior design team spent almost as long out on the road as they did in the studio it takes experience to make a powerful car into a grand tourer and no maker of grand

interior the continental speed models were designed to provide supreme comfort for driver and passenger the seat s surface feels soft and yielding for an immediate sensation of comfort yet there s a firmer interlayer beneath that provides the all-important support during longer drives choose the optional front seat ventilation system and excess heat is drawn out of the seat backrest by silent-running fans allowing you to enjoy hood-down summer motoring in the continental gt speed convertible while remaining cool this option is paired with a new seat massage system including two lumbar massage cells and ten surface massage cells for an invigorating massage that extends right down the back to keep you alert and relaxed as you drive and for those cool summer evenings or crisp spring mornings the gt speed convertible offers a further inducement to enjoy hood-down motoring with the optional neck warmer feature a discreet vent in the seat just below the headrest provides a stream of warm

individualit y damson we were looking to create a rich colour reflecting an opulent and velvet quality inspiration was taken from both heritage and contemporary references encapsulating the deep tones and subtle sparkle of a rare purple diamond cost option as well as the seventeen exterior paint finishes in the core colour palette that our designers have selected for the continental gt speed models your bentley dealer representative can also show you almost 100 optional finishes including solid metallic pearlescent and satin-finish paints the inspired sequin blue and the vibrant magenta finishes were selected for the photography in this book as especially suited to the continental gt speed models a new finish damson also joins the extended range

ut dark stained burr walnut tamo ash madrona individualit y please note the colours reproduced are for representation purposes only and therefore vary slightly from the actual vehicle chestnut cost option tamo ash cost option burr walnut madrona cost option dark fiddleback eucalyptus dark stained burr walnut piano black carbon fibre cost option dark tint aluminium cost option bright tint aluminium cost

m ullinerstylingspecific at ionmullinerstylingspecific at i o n mulliner offers the opportunity to add further individuality to the continental gt speed or gt speed convertible with the reassurance that all mulliner components are designed engineered and tested to bentley standards giving extra emphasis to the high-performance focus of the gt speed models the mulliner styling specification introduces motorsport-derived black carbon fibre for the side sill extension blades rear bumper diffuser front bumper lower splitter and front bumper lower grille strakes these components together with the optional carbon fibre door mirror cowls and rear spoiler that accompany them have proved their worth at speeds well in excess of 180mph whilst the optional 21 elegant alloy wheels in black provide the perfect complement to the package rear spoiler for gt speed coupé only 78

desig n er s choice the contrast of glacier white with the gt speed alloy wheels and dark-tinted grille makes a dramatic high contrast statement inside the combination of linen and hotspur hides with bright tint aluminium and piano black trim creates a light and fresh ambience with a sophisticated twist paintwork glacier white veneer piano black fascia bright tint aluminium hide 1 linen hide 2 hotspur carpet hotspur seat belt fireglow

ow n er sh ip precision engineering and meticulous hand-craftsmanship doesn t date nor does it become obsolete a bentley is not simply a fast car it is built to endure too that is as true of the continental gt speed and its latest stablemate the continental gt speed convertible as it was of the le mans-winning speed six of 1930 the advanced technology that delivers such outstanding performance traction refinement and comfort will continue to do so for years to come today s bentleys are tested to greater extremes of endurance than ever before from arctic blizzards at -30°c to the hottest deserts in mid-summer such care is your guarantee that your bentley will exhilarate and delight you throughout your ownership a lasting pleasure from a marque renowned for endurance 98