NEW FOR 2011:
– All-new Continental GT
– New Supersports Convertible
– All models can run on E85 flexible fuel
– Standard power trunk lid
– Non-Smokers Pack option replaces the cigarette lighter with a 12-volt plug and deletes the rear ashtray in the four-seat Continental
– Flying Spur and Flying Spur Speed add new optional Premium Pack
– Contrast stitching with seat piping standard on Flying Spur, Flying Spur Speed, GTC and GTC Speed
– Contrast stitching on steering wheel and seat inserts available on all models
– Changes to optional Convenience Pack
– Exterior colours: Citric, White Satin, Kingfisher, Magenta, Orange Flame and St. James’ Red added
– Exterior trim colour: Dark Grey metallic roof added to GTC Convertible
For 2011, the Bentley Continental undergoes numerous changes, most notably an all-new Continental GT. A new Supersports Convertible joins the Supersports sedan. A limited-edition GTC, comprising styling changes such as wheels and interior colours, is available for 2011. Called the GTC 80-11, it is produced as 80 GTCs and 80 GTC Speeds.
The redesigned Continental GT features a 567-horsepower output from its 6.0-litre 12-cylinder engine, new interior and exterior styling, and all-wheel drive that is now 40:60 rear bias, instead of the previous 50:50, for sportier handling. Late in the model year, a V8 engine will also be available.
All models can now run on E85 ethanol fuel. A power trunk lid is standard on all models except the Supersports, where it is a no-charge option. The new Premium Pack, available on the Flying Spur and Flying Spur Speed, adds veneered picnic tables with vanity mirrors, alloy fuel filler cap and door chrome inlay strip.
The items in the Convenience Pack have changed, depending on the model. On the Continental GT and GTC, it adds adaptive cruise control, iPod interface, front massaging seats, privacy handset, rearview camera and valet key. On the Flying Spur and Flying Spur Speed, it does not include the massaging seats.
The Continental is available as the GT coupe; Supersports sedan and convertible; Flying Spur sedan; Flying Spur Speed sedan; and GTC and GTC Speed convertible. All use a 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 that makes 552 horsepower in the GTC, 567 horsepower in the GT, 600 horsepower in the Speed models, and 621 horsepower in the Supersports. All models use a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, and all are all-wheel drive.
Features on the GT, GTC and Flying Spur models include 19-inch wheels (20-inch on GT), bi-xenon headlamps with washers, tire pressure monitoring system, power-folding heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, full premium leather interior with matching carpets and seatbelts, DVD satellite navigation, six-CD stereo with Sirius satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, heated massaging seats, multi-zone climate control, multifunction steering wheel, garage door opener, and rearview camera.
The GT Speed and Flying Spur Speed add 20-inch wheels.
The Supersports models add carbon ceramic brakes, unique dark-smoked steel finish trim, carbon fibre and Alcantara seats, and wider rear wheel flares.
All models are further optioned with a variety of features customized to the owner’s preference.