Bentley’s Continental GT (Grand Tourer) is in production since 2003. It was refreshed with a 2nd Generation in 2011, but the look of car still remained the same. Now this year company refreshed it with a new design, which was a pleasant surprise. Its race car counterpart GT3 was also refreshed. Therefore, the next logical step for company was to refresh the GT Convertible, which is happening now.
The 3rd Gen Continental GT Convertible is currently being tested in different environments, so it was spotted at a cold weather testing facility sometime ago. The spy shots captured during that particular testing revealed a lot about this upcoming beast as it was not camouflaged properly by the company. So we know quite a few things about this upcoming Grand Tourer even before its launch, and we’re gonna tell you about them in this article. Let’s begin:
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Features
2019 Bentley Continental GTC is based on Volkswagen’s latest MSB Modular platform. The platform brings significant weight savings to the car and also makes it compatible with several powertrains. Other features of the car are not known as of now and we’ll have to wait till official launch to hear about them.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Design
The design of 2019 Bentley Continental GTC is same as GT coupe, except for the difference of electrically folding soft top. And while this soft top is likely to increase the weight of GTC, Bentley engineers are masters in managing these things. The front grille is flat and prominent, and the rounded headlights in quintessential Bentley fashion. The tail lamps are also rounded, but narrower, which gives a very unique look to this Grant Tourer.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Engine
A 6-liter twin-turbocharged W-12 engine powers the 2019 Continental GTC. It produces power up to 626 hp and 664 of-ft of torque. Cylinder deactivation, start-stop and coasting capabilities are also present in the car to help it save fuel. An 8-speed dual-clutch transmission system helps in easier shifting and all-wheel drive provides super smooth driving experience. A 4-liter twin -turbo V8 version of the car with hybrid powertrain will also be launched at a later date. And finally there’re also plans for a speed model of GTC, which will deliver much more than 633 hp of outgoing model.
2019 Bentley Continental GT Convertible Interior
While interior of GTC has not been seen yet, expect it to be made of leather and wood like it has been in GT Coupe. A major highlight of the cabin is large 12.3-inch infotainment screen with rotating 3 sided display. One side gives you the familiar touchscreen, another side gives 3 analogue gauges and the 3rd side gives a book-like piece of wood veneer. Not much else is known about its interior as of now.
2019 Bentley Continental GTC Price and Release Date
2019 Bentley Continental GTC is likely to be launched at Geneva Motor Show next month. There we’ll get to know other details about the features, interior and price of this car. Once the launch has happened it may be released to public around the end of this year.