Bentley Motors will offer the new Continental GTC to the North American market.

"Los Angeles is the ideal location for Bentley to launch the luxurious and powerful GTC convertible," commented Alasdair Stewart, Bentley's Member of the Board for Sales and Marketing.

"Southern California remains the most successful market for Bentley in the US, and the US remains the largest market in the world for the Company.  New model introductions, such as the GTC convertible – which will reach US customers later this year – and the new GT coupe – which went on sale in the spring – have helped Bentley global sales grow by a third in 2011.", he added.

2012 Bentley Continental GTC is powered by a brutal twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine with 567PS (417 kW) and 700Nm (516 lb-ft). 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds and top speed of 322 km/h (200 mph). The engine is mated to a Quickshift transmission that improves acceleration response times and cuts shift times to only 200 milliseconds.

The GTC's chassis, the stiffest of any convertible in the world, provides a firm foundation for suspension control, minimising scuttle shake and contributing to the GTC's refined handling.

The GTC interior comes with luxurious wood and leather. There are also 8" touch-screen infotainment system, and zip-code entry navigation, all supported by a 30GB HDD.  To ensure drivers and passengers alike enjoy an extended top-down driving season, the GTC now features neck warmers in the rear headrests of its cobra-head designed slim-line seats.  With the top up, acoustics have improved thanks to the addition of acoustically-sensitive undersheet, wheel liners, front and side glass and a three-layer roof with a rubber-film middle layer.

The new Bentley GTC convertible will enter the US market in late 2011. The price tag is as stunning as the car itself - $212 800.

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Source: Bentley