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Bentley debuts Continental GTC V8 before Geneva

If the Geneva Motor Show is good for anything, it's getting a closer look at some of the world's more lust-worthy vehicles, including the Bentley Continental GTC V8. Like its hardtop twin, the GTC gets its power from a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine good for 500 horsepower and 487 pound-feet of torque. Coupled to an eight-speed automatic gearbox, the engine can push the big convertible to 60 mph (96 km/h) in a scant 4.7 seconds. Top speed is a suitably ludicrous 300 km/h, though Bentley says the GTC V8 produces better fuel economy than ever before. How much better? The forced-ind... Read More

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    Official: Bentley debuts Continental GTC V8 before Geneva
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