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Faster, easier, more expensive: five facts about the new Bentley Continental GTC

British manufacturer rolled out the fastest convertible on the Russian market – Bentley Continental GT Convertible
By the end of 2018, Bentley presented the brand with a Christmas present: the long-awaited update of the luxury Bentley Continental GTC convertible hit the market. It is unlikely that more than a dozen copies will be sold in Russia, but the phenomenon of the Convertible version for Bentley owners has become an event – quite a few Russian-speaking club members flew to Munich for the first run.

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However, the design and filling of the Convertible did not become a revelation: they are absolutely identical to the third-generation Bentley Continental GT coupe, the world premiere of which took place last September at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The inspiration for the Continental GT was the EXP 10 Speed ​​6 concept car, which later also became a gig.

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Continental GT Convertible customers can choose from 17 body colors. Each of the shades can choose one of the seven colors of the roof, and the outer and inner (those eight) colors may vary. An important improvement was the unique Z-folding roof system. Due to the improved mechanism, as well as the acoustic treatment of the cabin, the level of external noise when driving at cruising speed decreased by 3 dB compared to its predecessor. To fold the roof, the Continental GTC will take 19 seconds. This can be done at speeds below 50 km / h.

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Under the hood, the Bentley Continental GTC has a giant W12 engine that delivers 635 liters of power. with. It accelerates the convertible to 100 km / h in 3.8 seconds – in the Russian market it is definitely the fastest convertible. The maximum speed of the Continental GTC, like that of the coupe, is 333 km / h, and by tradition Bentley does not have any artificial limitations. In the future, we should expect more modest eight-cylinder versions.

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Compared with the previous generation, the new convertible immediately dropped 81 kilograms. And we are not talking about the use of revolutionary materials, just a platform for new items is completely different. Among the most important innovations of the interior is a digital dashboard, focused on the driver, and a rotary display. The Bentley Rotating Display is a 12.3-inch touchscreen that can be hidden in the dashboard, and in its place can be placed three elegant analog dials.

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The minimum price for a new Continental GTC is 16,490,000 rubles. For comparison, the coupe is estimated at 14,290,000 rubles. More luxurious performance GTC First Edition costs already 18,790,000 rubles. However, ample opportunities for individualization can lift the upper price bar to the skies.

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