2010 Bentley Continental GTC Speed First Drive

Tue, 08/31/2010 - 12:51

BentleyContinental GTC Speed 2010 belongs to that exceptionalvehicleclass where the criterionfor selection of automotive acmes merely does not relate. But how can the feeling of a car of 5500-pound, leather-clad start from 0 to 60 milesper hour in 4.5 seconds;of going back to standstill with the world’s best and largest brakes production for automobile 8 piston callipers and discs of ceramic and 16.5-inch carbon.

Even though performance is very crucial in the Continental GTC convertible, the Speed is certainly not a stripped-down racer. Definitely, it has aluminium drilled foot pedals, but they do not have a stereo delete option.The Bentley got a Naim audio system up to 1100-watts and it is considered one of the most powerful audio systems available in car production. The knurled-chrome and leathery panelled gearshift with six-speed ZF transmission shows a concentration on well motoring as high functioning.

The best, elite wheels of 20-inch and 275/35 Pirelli PZeros, with theSpeed can manage the GTC snugly. “Speed” only appears on the doorsteps while other symbols of the beast — the crackle-black-finished intake manifold, larger-diameter tailpipes, rear spoiler, and dark-tinted front grille — are artfullyelusive. Such elusivenessevaporates at full accelerator. By integrating lighter con rods, a new design for crankcase, new pistons, and Crewe engineers are able to blarney 9% or more horses and 15% more torque from 6.0 litres and theW-12 twin-turbo engine reducescarbon dioxide production by 3.5 %. This leads to 600 horses of output and torque of 553 pound-feet.

With four different ways of air suspension and communicative manoeuvring, it makes the wheel-drive heavyweight like a duck. Even if being hard on it, under steeris not shown and only its surfaces in instants of tremendousthoughtlessnessof drivers before being subjugated by the dextrously tuned ESP.

Here is a small understandable summary for how the GTC Speed feels like: wickedly rich, hyper-smooth and even more enjoyable when whipped.

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