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.
Bentley Continental GTC 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.
Bentley Continental GTC refinement
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.