Bentley Continental GTC 

  • $194k built in England
  • 2006
  • 552 HP 6.0L
  • 190 mph
The interior is hand-crafted from the finest soft-touch leather hides (offered in 17 different colors and six color split combinations) choice of seven wood veneers, "cool-touch" metals and plush carpets.
by MotorTrend
They aren't neck-snapping like the current crop of automated manual supercars, but even with traditional automatic, shifts are quick and crisp.
by MotorTrend

Road Tests Real world tests of the Bentley Continental GTC

0-60mph

Continental GTC
4.8 s
430 Scuderia
3.5 s

Top speed

Continental GTC
190 mph
Model S
130 mph

0-100mph

Continental GTC
11.6 s
430 Scuderia
7.1 s

1/4 mile

Continental GTC
13.2 s
430 Scuderia
11.5 s
911 Turbo S S
11.5 s

Data points Key details of the Bentley Continental GTC

Price

Continental GTC
$194k
Mulsanne
$286k

Horsepower

Continental GTC
552 HP
Model S
416 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Bentley Continental GTC

www.supercars.net
Superb everyday practicality for a luxury convertible was a hallmark of the original GTC and much valued by its customers.
Bentley’s design and engineering teams have improved virtually every aspect of the iconic convertible with an uncompromising focus on quality.
10
Dec

Bentley Continental GTC

www.supercars.net
While the Azure offers the ultimate in glamour and sophistication, the Continental GTC is designed for customers looking to enjoy the phenomenal performance, style and excitement of the Continental GT with the additional benefits of classic open-top Bentley motoring.
It follows the recently announced return of the evocative Azure name for Bentley's Arnage-derived flagship four-seater convertible which goes on sale in Spring 2006.
10
Dec

Bentley Continental GTC V8

www.supercars.net
Expressing their potent, muscular character, both new Continental V8 models are distinguished by 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.
Inside the cabin, an Eliade cloth headlining, new contemporary Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers, optional two-tone leather colour split and short centre console continue the fresh, sporting design theme.
17 standard soft-touch leather hide colors with six color split combinations are available and complemented by a range of seven veneers, all of which come courtesy of Bentley’s renowned group of talented craftsmen and women.
These numbers are almost identical to that of the Continental GTC so it’s really a wash when it comes to performance.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Bentley
Price $193,990
Type of car Production car
Year 2006
City mileage 10 MPG
Highway mileage 17 MPG

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 9.96 lb/hp
Maximum hp 552 HP @ 6,100 RPM
Maximum torque 479 ft-lb @ 1,600 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 5,500 lb
Width 82.8 in
Height 55 in
Length 189.3 in
Front track width 63.9 in
Wheelbase 108.1 in

road tests

Top speed 190 mph
1/4 mile 13.2 s
0-60mph 4.8 s
0-100mph 11.6 s

transmission

Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

engine

Displacement 5,998 cc
Cylinders W12
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.31 in / 3.55 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves
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