Join our video host, Brian Armstead, as he reviews a British beauty, the 2008 Bentley Continental GTC Convertible. The Continental GTC Convertible is the topless version of the Continental GT, going from coupe to convertible in just 25 seconds. In typical Bentley fashion, only the finest materials are used for this luxury drophead coupe, from the leather on the seats, the wood on the dash, to the Bentley-branded sill plates.
Under the hood, the Continental GTC Convertible boasts a 6-liter W12 engine that produces 552 horsepower at 6,100 rpm and 479 lb-ft of torque at 1,600 rpm. And yes, it is fast, going 0-60 in under 5 seconds. However, if you want to take a relaxing Sunday afternoon drive, you can change your drive selection, switching out of Sport mode for the more relaxed Comfort mode.
Even with a base price of $193,990, an as-tested price of $217,785 and fuel economy of 10 mpg city, 17 mpg highway, the Bentley Continental GTC Convertible’s character and premium quality can still draw a ringing endorsement from veteran automotive journalists.