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First generation (2003–2010)Edit

First Generation
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Production 2003–2010
Assembly
Body style(s) 2-door 2+2 fastback2-door 2+2 convertible
Layout
Platform
Engine(s) twin-turbo
Transmission(s)
Wheelbase 2,746 mm (108.1 in)
Length 4,808 mm (189.3 in): 2003-054,804 mm (189.1 in): 2006-present
Width 1,918 mm (75.5 in): 2003-05 & GTC1,946 mm (76.6 in): Supersports75.4 in (1,915 mm): 2009-present Coupe77.4 in (1,966 mm): 2009-present Convertible
Height 1,390 mm (54.7 in)1,380 mm (54.3 in): Speed1,398 mm (55.0 in): GTC
2,350 kg (5,181 lb)2,485 kg (5,478 lb): GTC
Fuel capacity 90 L (19.8 imp gal/23.8 US gal)
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Flying SpurEdit

The Flying Spur has a 6-litre, 12-cylinder engine, configured in a W formation. Unlike a conventional 12-cylinder engine with two banks of 6 (V-12), the Continental’s 6-litre engine is configured in four banks of 3 cylinders each (W-12). This shortens the W-12 engine’s length considerably, compared to a 2-bank configuration. The W-12 produces 552 bhp (412 kW/560 PS), accelerates from 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds, and propels the Flying Spur top speed of 194 mph (312 km/h).

GTCEdit

2010 Bentley Continental GTC with the top down.

2006 Bentley Continental GTC interior.

The GTC uses identical powertrain detail as the GT, and can accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometres per hour (0.0 to 62.1 mph) in 5.1 seconds. With the roof up, it will reach a top speed of 314 kilometres per hour (195.1 mph), and with the roof down 305 kilometres per hour (189.5 mph).

2009 Bentley Continental GTC Speed.

GTC SpeedEdit

Released in 2009, it incorporates the same engine as the GT Speed and the Flying Spur Speed.

For 2011 the GTC Speed has a twin turbo 6.0L W-12 putting out 600 hp (447 kW) and 553 lb·ft (750 N·m).[citation needed] with a 6-Speed Shiftable Automatic transmission.

SupersportsEdit

Bentley Continental Supersports coupe

Bentley Continental Supersports convertible, Australia

US model has MSRP of approximately $270,000, with early vehicles not having E85 capability, which would be available in summer of 2010 for US market.

In April 2010, Bentley announced a convertible version of the Continental Supersports. Pricing starts at $280,400, and went on sale in the Summer of 2010. The convertible gets the same engine as the coupe, but will receive a revised version of the ZF 6HP26 transmission with «Quickshift,» cutting shift times by 50% and enabling double downshifts. The convertible also gets new, lightweight 20-inch alloy wheels that are 22 lb (10.0 kg) lighter than the standard wheel. In February 2011, Bentley succeeded in breaking their own land-ice speed record previously set by the Continental GT. They managed to bring a slightly modified Supersports Convertible to 205.48 MPH in Finland, verified by the Guinness World Records.

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