- Competes with: Aston Martin DB9 Volante convertible, Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
- Looks like: Subtle changes are well worth the wait
- Drivetrain: 567-hp, 6.0-liter W-12; six-speed automatic transmission; all-wheel drive
- Hits dealerships: Late 2011
After taking a year off, the Bentley Continental GTC is back for a second generation. Overall, the model undergoes the same aesthetic and mechanical upgrades that the Bentley Continental GT received. To read our review of that very similar model, check out Cars.com senior editor Joe Wiesenfelder’s review here.
Whereas the previous Bentley GTC aimed to look more modern — at the expense of Bentley’s storied past — the new model isn’t shy about showing its heritage. Like the GT coupe, the redesigned GTC gets subtle exterior changes that add more definition to the body, particularly around back: The more pronounced rear fenders and the trunk’s raised crease line help invoke images of Bentleys from long ago. You can see elements of the 60-year-old Mark VI and R-Type here.
All GTCs now get 20-inch wheels standard, with three differently styled 21-inch wheels optional. (Those are a first.)