Bentley Continental GTC Facelifted Unveiled at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show
Bentley has already shown the new face of the 2011 Continental GT, and we’ve seen the car in the flesh already. All those added creases help create the impression of a more compact car that the hefty coupe has never had. Now, little bird told us that Bentley has chosen the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show this September as the venue for the GTC’s unveiling.
The facelift of the Bentley Continental GTC was the biggest cosmetic change since the model was introduced back in 2003, so it should come as no surprise that the drop-top version should also look like it’s gone to the gym.
A couple of months back, we spotted the first images of the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC doing the rounds on the famous Nurburgring track in Germany.
According to our contributor, the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC will to push out 567 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque from a 6.0-liter W-12 engine, while also been capable of running on E85 fuel. A cheaper version of the car is expected to eventually arrive, sporting a new V8 that’s being co-developed with Audi.
From a cosmetic point of view, the drop-top of the facelifted Bentley Continental GTC will sport some of the new panels introduced by the coupe sibling. The front fascia will be more angular, while the lights will feature inner lamps powered by xenon on low beam and LED on high beam.
At the back, the facelifted Bentley Continental GTC will get a new crease over the wheel arches, making it look sportier. LED lights have been added, while the boot is more sculpted, which should look especially good with the top down. The lower part of the bumper on the facelifted Bentley Continental GTC has also been re-sculpted to make room for a single tailpipe on each side.