2017 Bentley GTC

It has been said that true genius doesn’t need to boast. It is simply there, wrapped in self-assurance that doesn’t need external validation.

That’s how it feels to be behind the wheel of the 2017 Bentley Continental GTC. It isn’t a vehicle that needs to boast. It doesn’t go in for gimmicks, relying instead on a refined style that gives plenty of credit to the driver’s own sense of self and style.

That’s not to say the GTC doesn’t have the muscle to lay down the hammer if it needs to. It commands the road with royal self-assurance. Fierce, balanced power is at the driver’s fingertips when needed. Like an experienced CEO, a heavy hand is seldom needed. Sometimes mere presence is enough to command attention.

It is difficult to tire of the low rumble of the GTC’s 582bhp engine, especially with the roof down. At a standstill, the rumble is just deep enough to be heard over the din of the city. From there, it effortlessly snaps to 60 mph in under 5 seconds.

Even with that power, the GTC does not try to be a sports car. It is luxury and elegance, down to the last stitch. Soft touch leather, a high resolution screen, steel shifter paddles, and chrome accents provide the highest levels of comfort and luxury.

The 2017 Bentley GTC knows what it is and that’s enough.

This photo shoot was done for Velocity Honolulu in February 2018.