Bentley’s big news at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January consisted of the new 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 while tomorrow at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show; Bentley will be holding the public debut of the drop-top version of the Continental GT V8 – the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8. So what is the differences between the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 and 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8? Besides the fact that the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 is a convertible – there’s nothing really more than that.

2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8-side angle-view
By the way, the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 has a curb weight of a whopping 5,445 pounds – the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 weighs 5,060 pounds. Apart from its lightweight convertible roof, the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 specs is almost identical to the 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8 hard-top.

Both 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 and the Bentley Continental GT feature red winged ‘B’ emblems and a black gloss grille to indicate that a different Bentley powerplant nestles in their engine bays; they also feature a unique center console separating the driver and front passenger, as well as their own wheel patterns while 20-inch wheels are standard.

Inside, the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 get their own dedicated leather/trim elements, unique Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneer and two-tone leather seat trim plus a V8-specific shorter center console. The new 4.0 liter, turbocharged 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 convertible achieve exceptional standards for power-to-emissions in the high luxury sports car sector.

2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8-engine-design
This remarkable, 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 engine delivers maximum power of 500 bhp (507 PS/373 kW) at 6000 rpm and an extraordinary peak torque of 660 Nm (487 lb ft) which is available across virtually the entire rev range from 1700 to 5000 rpm, providing exhilarating performance and effortless power delivery in the Bentley tradition. Combined with a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a sub-5 second acceleration time for the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and a top speed of over 180 mph (290 km/h).

2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8

Competitors 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8

Co-developed with its VW Group partner, Audi, this new Bentley V8 shares much in common with the like-sized motivator found in the latest Audi S8. The 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 main competitor will be the new BMW M6, in its convertible version which will use a new turbocharged 4.4 liter V8 that will deliver up to 600 hp and 550 lb-ft of torque.

2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8-instrument-panel
The M6 is about 100 HP more powerful than the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8, but its performance – 0 to 60 mph sprint time is 4.5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 155 mph – takes a back seat to the 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 0-60 mph sprint time in 4.8 seconds, while top speed halts at 188 mph. The 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8 price for the new North American market will be announced at a later date, but in Europe the GTC V8 is priced at €149,600.

 

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