2012 Bentley Continental GT Brings Style To Frankfurt
The British car maker Bentley has brought to the 64th edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show its gorgeous convertible version of the freshened Continental GT. Obviously, the car is based on the fixed-rood variant and comes with more sculpted lines in comparison to the outgoing model, while in the front it has new headlights and a revised design of the grille.
It is motivated by the same massive W12 twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter engine that produces 575 hp and a peak torque of 516 lb.-ft (700 Nm) as its coupe sibling. Other than that, it packs an updated 4WD system that delivers more power to the back axle as the power distribution is 40:60, while the older model shared it equally between the two axles. With this hardware configuration, the 2012 Bentley Continental GT is capable of sprinting to 62 mph in 4.8 seconds, on its way to a maximum speed of 195 mph (314 km/h).
Inside the cabin, the car benefits from an updated dashboard that has an all-new instrument panel as well as a touchscreen multimedia system right in the center of the console. The automaker mentioned that the vehicle offers better rear room thanks to the fact that the front seats have a new shape.
The car will go on sale towards the end of this year and the base price will be of $212,800.
Source: Bentley via Carscoop
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