Mansory, the renowned expert when it comes to the refinement of super sports cars and luxury chassis, has presented the Cabriolet Bentley GTC in a brand-new chassis design at the IAA 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Not only has the appearance been refreshed; on request, the engine can be fitted with a power upgrade by integrating a Mansory turbo technology and increasing the power to an amazing 1,001 HP. Ultra-light, 22 inch aluminium wheels and an absolutely premium class interior complete the comprehensive redesign.
In addition to more power and a sharper appearance, the vehicle’s weight, in particular, has been reduced. Every individual element of the aerodynamic design has been made in to a perfect surface finish using carbon fibre and incorporated beautifully into the car. The new front with a striking skirt and optimised air intakes to improve the ventilation of the front radiators is an absolute head-turner. Along with the new bonnet, Mansory achieves not only an aggressive look, but also generates additional power. The carbon fibre coated A-pillar rounds off the Mansory refinements to the front end. The new side skirts act as a visual link between the front and the rear wings.
The refinement specialists have also come up with something special for the rear:
Mansory has mounted a powerful diffuser underneath the new rear spoiler. Together with the rear spoiler, it increases the car's downforce. Mansory shows off its chassis design with orange effect-coloured paintwork that generates a unique depth effect.
The program also includes a mighty increase in power. Further components in the upgrade include a high-power exhaust system, new pistons and piston rods, camshaft, turbo-charger, intercooler, a new engine and transmission management system, and a sport air filter with the optimised air passage.
The interplay of these components results in an output of about 1.001 HP/736 kW at 6,000 RPM (Standard: 635 HP/467 kW at 6,000 RPM). At the same time, the maximum torque rises to an impressive 1,200 Nm which is available at 2,100 RPM (Standard: 800 Nm at 2,000 RPM). After the modification, maximum speed is 330 km/h. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h only takes 3.9 seconds.
All the wheel arches on the Mansory Bentley GTC are filled with exclusive 22 inch alloy wheels with the designation V6. The wheel/tyre combination is size 10 x 22 inch with Vredestein ULTRAC VORTI R tyres size 295/30ZR22. Thanks to the Mansory suspension lowering system, the centre of gravity of the convertible is now 30 mm lower than the basic model, bringing the exclusive rims even more into their own.
As usual, Mansory has converted the interior into a highly functional control centre with unsurpassed quality and innovative design. Only the most exquisite materials find their way into the car's interior, ensuring the greatest sense of comfort. The hand-crafted leather used is extremely resilient, but still tremendously soft. This characteristic natural product, with its very special grain and perfect craftsmanship of its stitching and embroidery, conveys extravagant flair all around the re-designed airbag sports steering wheel. Mansory also displays a world’s first with the dashboard panels and centre console, giving the surfaces a unique 3D structure by means of a new processing technique, rounding off the overall impression of luxury in
the Mansory Bentley GTC.
The smart vehicles will be run by PostBus, Switzerland’s leading public bus operator. They will carry up to 11 passengers at a time, at a maximum speed of 20 kilometers per hour. They will be monitored and controlled by a remote operator using a software program developed by the EPFL startup BestMile. For reasons of safety and security, an attendant will be onboard during this groundbreaking test phase. The shuttles will be free of charge, and a set schedule will be announced once the test phase has been completed.
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