The Bentley GTC has serious visual drama, and the mighty performance and capable handling prove it isn't just an act. It’s comfortable, refined and hugely luxurious.
You’ll pay serious money to buy and run one, and the low-speed ride could be more cosseting.
On the road
What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is
You should expect a lot from a car with a twin-turbocharged 6.0-litre W12 under the bonnet, and the Bentley GTC delivers. Even under a light throttle, there’s more than enough flexibility to pile on speed, and it's supercar-swift when you bury the accelerator. What’s more, the quick shifts delivered by the six-speed automatic gearbox make your progress even faster.
Ride & Handling
The Bentley GTC isn’t quite as good to drive as the Continental coupe; it’s not as adept at soaking up low-speed bumps and you can detect some shimmies through the steering wheel. Elsewhere, though, it’s remarkably supple and poised for such a big soft-top – in any of the four electronic chassis settings.
The W12 engine treats you to a sporty exhaust note when you rev it hard, and settles to a whisper when you’re cruising on the motorway. The fabric roof gives excellent insulation from exterior noises, too. At UK speeds it’s no louder than the coupe when cruising. That’s really impressive.