Facelifted Bentley Continental GTC Expected in Frankfurt
The facelift 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 showed you the first images of the 2012 Bentley Continental GTC doing the rounds on the famous Nurburgring track in Germany.
According to Car and Driver, the 2012MY 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 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 GTC will get a new crease over the wheel arches, making it look more sporty. 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 has also been re-sculted to make room for a single tailpipe on each side.