2012 Bentley Continental GTC
When Bentley debuted the Continental GT in 2003, it was a knock-out success for the brand, the likes of which they had never seen before. After the Volkswagen Group purchased them in 1998, engineers went to work designing a car that could be mass-produced yet retained the special, hand-built feel that the older cars were known for. After 8 years with the first generation car, Bentley showed the replacement at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Although the design language was similar, it was now sleeker with a more raked front end and an updated interior. When the new shape car went on sale in 2011, it could be optioned with either a twin-turbocharged W12 or a new twin-turbocharged V8 both paired to a smooth shifting 8-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The convertible version of the Continental GT- known as the GTC- was unveiled slightly after at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show and deliveries began in late 2011. With a multi-layer soft top, Bentley’s goal was to make a car that offered drop-top driving enjoyment paired with the same quiet environment when the top is up that you would have in the coupe.
This Continental GTC is painted in a striking shade of Blue Crystal with multi-piece polished aluminum wheels over a linen leather interior. Sold new at Braman Motorcars of West Palm Beach, FL, the car has spent time in Florida, Massachusetts, and most recently California where it is being offered with just 11,858 miles from new. The seats and door panels on the inside are stitched with a diamond pattern and the dash topper is finished in ocean blue leather. A beautiful gloss walnut veneer covers the dashboard and there are aluminum accents on the gear shift and steering wheel controls that offset everything fantastically. Optioned with the desirable twin-turbocharged W12, this Continental GTC produces 567 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and an absolutely astonishing 516 lb-ft of torque at just 1,700 rpm which makes the car feel tremendously powerful around town and during highway passing. Sold with the original books, this car presents in stunning condition throughout and will provide joyous open-air motoring for years to come.