60 Seconds with the 2014 Bentley Continental GTC V8

What’s more luxurious than a Bentley? A convertible Bentley. And if you’re talking about a droptop Bentley today, you’re talking about the GTC. The car comes in three variants: Continental GTC Speed, Continental GTC, and this Bentley Continental GTC V8. The first two cars are powered by W-12 engines, which are essentially two Volkswagen VR6 engines that have been fused together. The last car, if you couldn’t guess from its name, is powered by a V-8 engine. Less cylinders, less displacement, but still powerful, thanks to the two turbochargers strapped to it.

The 2014 Bentley Continental GTC V8 produces 500 horsepower and almost as much torque. It sends that power to all four wheels, which makes for stupidly amusing acceleration runs. Get it right, and the Bentley will make it to 60 mph from a stop in just over four seconds on its way to a top speed of 187 mph. Better yet, the engine has an 8-speed automatic transmission bolted to it. That means a return of about 24 mpg on the highway. Pair that with a huge gas tank, and you’ve got yourself a highway cruiser. But what makes the 2014 Bentley Continental GTC V8 an absolutely fabulous highway cruiser? Check out the video below to find out.