Bentley creates world's fastest four-seater convertible


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Ahead of its Detroit Motor Show debut, Bentley has revealed full details and a raft of images of its new Continental GTC Speed.

Like its GT Speed coupe sibling, the GTC Speed represents the pinnacle of Continental motoring. In fact, the all-wheel-drive Continental GTC Speed has become the fastest four-seater convertible in the world. It'll max 202mph and crack 60mph 4.1 seconds.

That mega top speed is thanks to Bentley's much-respected twin-turbocharged 48-valve 6.0-litre W12 engine, which throws out a mesmerising 616bhp and 800Nm of torque. In contrast, the "standard" Continental GTC has a not-to-be-sniffed-at power output of 567bhp.

GTC Speed models get a close-ratio eight-speed 'box, and uprated and lowered suspension to help it deal out the 616 horses. Meanwhile the steering has been re-tuned to give quicker reactions and a more responsive feel.

And just so that everyone knows you've gone for the flagship Bentley drop-top, Speed models get unique 21-inch alloys, menacing dark-tint grilles and "rifled" exhaust pipes. Inside more bespoke interior fixtures and fittings – grandly called the "Mulliner Driving Specification" – come as standard.

There's no word on pricing yet but rumours suggest the GTC Speed could cost around £165k. It also comes in colours other than pink.

Bentley Continental GTC Speed

Bentley Continental GTC Speed