Bentley Unveils Supercharged GTC Speed

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At the Detroit Auto Show, Bentley will unveil a supercharged version of its Continental GTC drophead coupe, the GTC Speed. The new model (above) features a twin-turbo V12 producing 553 lb-ft. of torque and 600 horsepower – 100 more more than the Azure T we wrote about in November – for a 0 – 60 time of 4.5 seconds, making it the most powerful convertible Bentley has ever produced. Other modifications over the standard GTC include a “more upright, dark-tinted matrix grille” flanked by chrome bezels around the headlights, and a face “framed by firmer lines sweeping up from the lower air dam.” Cosmetically, there are two new official exterior paint choices, Aquamarine and Blue Crystal, and you can have the leather interior done in Aquamarine as well. It’s expected to sell for around $230,000 starting this summer.

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