Jose Altoveros / Carpix for AutoIndustriya.com | November 22, 2017 17:34
Bentley Continental GTC undergoes winter testing with barely any camo
Now that the third-generation Bentley Continental GT has been officially revealed, it comes to no surprise that the latest spy shots of its convertible counterpart shows it wearing barely any camouflage. Our spies mention that only a thin foil covers most of the car, doing nothing to hide its lines.
As expected, the Continental GTC appears nearly identical to its hardtop counterpart. The main and possibly only difference being the GTC's roof, or lack there of. In the photos, we can see that the foldable roof has been retracted, ironically in the extreme cold and snowy weather. It is possible that this prototype is undergoing extreme cold weather testing.
Given that both the GT and GTC are based on the new MSB platform, it is highly likely they will share the same engine options. The GT is currently powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine capable of pushing out 635 PS and 900 Nm of torque, which is mated to an 8-speed transmission sending power to all four wheels. Our spies mention that a V8 version or a plug-in hybrid variant could be introduced as well.
Apart from the exterior and powertrain, both the GT and the GTC will likely share the same interior and infotainment system. In the GT, a 12.3-inch infotainment sits in the center of the dash while multiple speaker systems are available to choose from.
There is still no word on when the Continental GTC will be revealed. Based on the spy photos however, it is seems as though it could debut soon as a 2018 model.