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2007 Bentley Continental GTC

2007 Bentley Continental GTC
2007 Bentley Continental GTC Specifications
Chassis
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:n.a.
Driveline:All Wheel Drive
Engine
Type:Twin-Turbo W12
Displacement cu in (cc):366 (5998)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:552(412) / 6100
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:479(650) / 1600
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Exterior
Length Width Height in:189.1 82.7 55
Weight lb (kg):5500 (2495)
Performance
Acceleration 0-62 mph s:4.8
Top Speed mph (km/h):195 (312)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Base Price: 2008 Bentley Continental GTC - $193,990 (last update: 8/3/2007)

Bentley's Stunning New Continental GTC

Powertrain

The Continental GTC is powered by Bentley's magnificent W12 twin-turbocharged 6.0-liter engine, which will propel the car to 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 195 mph. This awe-inspiring piece of engineering is identical to the unit used in the coupe and four-door versions of the Continental and delivers phenomenal power (552 bhp) as well as that legendary wave of torque (479 lb-ft) from low revs that is the hallmark of every Bentley.

The 12-cylinder block has a 48-valve head with four camshafts that operate using continually variable valve-timing. Power is transmitted via a seven-bearing crankshaft to the car's six-speed automatic transmission. To ensure compliance stringent emissions regulations, the twin turbochargers are designed with a unique bypass valve that automatically sends exhaust gases to heat the catalytic converters when the car is started from cold. This valve then operates as the turbocharger wastegate at all other times.

The Borg-Warner turbochargers are also the ideal solution for producing the flat torque curve, ensuring that the driver has instantly available performance without a hint of turbo lag or having to shift down through the gears. That mighty torque curve is constant, with no drop-off from its maximum output of 479 lb-ft at just 1600 rev/min all the way up to 6000 rev/min.
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