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2011 Continental GTC and GTC Speed 80-11 Editions

Bentley Motors new limited-edition Continental GTC and GTC Speed 80-11 models, designed exclusively for the North American market.

Both of these new cars combine the legendary performance, luxury and craftsmanship for which the 91-year old Bentley marque is renowned, as well as the added exclusivity of being commissioned for a single market. The 80-11 designation underlines just how limited these luxury British convertibles will be with Bentley building only 80 examples of each drophead in 2011.

Unique and Distinctive Exterior Styling

The GTC and GTC Speed 80-11 models deliver the same outstanding performance as their 'standard' Bentley counterparts but with their own strong and original styling stories.

The luxurious GTC 80-11 features new 20-inch, 14-spoke alloy diamond wheels, polished with unique black center caps featuring Bentley's distinctive 'B' emblem. The more performance-oriented GTC Speed 80-11 offers the muscular Supersports' 20-inch wheels, now finished with an eye-catching dark tint, and displaying sporty red brake calipers underneath.

Both cars give a nod to Bentley's British heritage and incomparable craftsmanship, with Union Jack brightware badges featured on the front fenders.

Bentley's extensive choice of colors is available for both GTC 80-11 models but for those seeking even more exclusivity, a new and unique color Midnight has been commissioned for these high-performance convertibles. The 80-11 GTC and GTC convertibles offer the Dark Grey Metallic soft top and the Mulliner fuel-filler cap as standard.

A Unique Interpretation of Bentley Craftsmanship and Refinement

Bentley's styling team has created two unique interiors for these exclusive convertibles. The main leather hide choice for both vehicles is Beluga, and the contrast stitching, piping and Bentley emblems are white on the GTC and Pillar Box Red on the GTC Speed. The result is a strong, dark main hide color, accented by the contrasting hand-stitching and piping.

To complement the Piano Black veneers on both 80-11 Editions, the engine-turned aluminum dash has a bright finish in the GTC and a sportier dark finish for the GTC Speed. Race-inspired drilled alloy sport foot pedals are standard on both vehicles and to further differentiate the special editions, the vehicles' treadplates and a badge on the console are branded with the "80-11 Edition" signature.

The 80-11 Edition GTCs and the 80-11 Edition GTC Speeds arrive at Bentley dealers in fall of 2010 as model-year 2011 vehicles.

Performance

The GTC 80-11 features a twin-turbo 6.0-liter W12 engine with 552 hp (412 kW / 560 PS) and 479 lb-ft (649 Nm) of torque. It allows the convertible to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 195 mph (314 km/h).

Each model features a number of unique options including:

  • Dark Grey Metallic soft top
  • Mulliner fuel-filler cap
  • Union Jack badges on the front fenders
  • 20-inch 14-spoke alloy wheels
  • Piano Black veneers
  • Engine-turned aluminum dash
  • drilled alloy pedals
  • "80-11 Edition" sill plates 

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