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Bentley Continental GTC 80-11 & Continental GTC Speed 80-11 revealed

Mon, 16 Aug 2010

The Bentley Continental GTC Speed 80-11

We went through the marketing reasons a week or two ago when Bentley revealed their Flying Spurs for the Middle East, the Continental Flying Spur Arabia and Continental Flying Spur Speed Arabia, and before that we had the Bentley Continental Design Series for China.  It’s all about keeping the customer happy and making them feel special. And this time it’s the turn of the United States of America to get a feelgood car made just for them. Lucky old Yanks.

Just as with the Flying Spurs for the Middle East, you can take the Continental GTC 80-11 as either the regular cooking version or as the full-fat, hard edged, turns in properly, Speed version. And there’s proper logic to the moniker on these new, Limited Edition Bentleys – which were revealed this weekend at Pebble Beach – with the 80 standing for the number of units and the 11 for the model year.

You won’t be shocked to learn that these specials are just a cosmetic job and probably a good way to get rid of a few of the current shape cars before the Bentley Continental Facelift pops up. So you get a ‘Midnight’ paint job as the default (with other colours if you want them), dark grey soft top and a petrol cap by Mulliner.

Inside you get Beluga leather with contrast stitching, Bentley badges,a turned aluminium dash (or should that be aloominum?) and some piano black trim. You’ll also get drilled alloy pedals and suitably badged treadplates.

And if Bentley hasn’t done a Limited Edition for you yet, don’t worry. Now they’ve got China, Arabia and the USA out of the way, they’re bound to get round to you soon.

By Cars UK