• The 2025 Bentley Continental GTC has been spied undergoing cold weather testing.
  • The facelifted convertible has new bumpers and updated lighting units as well as a revised grille.
  • We can expect a new plug-in hybrid powertrain that produces 536 hp and could deliver an electric-only range of around 21 miles.

The Bentley Continental GTC is one of the most luxurious convertibles on the market, but it’s reaching middle age. That’s clear today as spy photographers snapped a facelifted prototype undergoing cold weather testing.

Spied virtually undisguised, the drop top features an evolutionary front fascia with updated headlights. While the design is instantly recognizable, we can see a new lighting signature.

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The lights are joined by a revised grille that features an ugly sensor, which is the automotive equivalent of a pimple. It’s a blemish on an otherwise pretty face, which also has a sportier front bumper and revised intakes with horizontal accents.

The rest of the design largely carries over, but we can see a lightly revised rear bumper and new reflectors. They’re joined by new exhaust tips as well as updated taillights that incorporate a horizontal bar.

More tellingly, the prototype has an electrified vehicle warning sticker on the back. This suggests it has a plug-in hybrid powertrain like the Bentayga and Flying Spur. If that’s the case, we can expect a twin-turbo 2.9-liter V6 engine, an 18 kWh battery pack, and a 134 hp (100 kW / 136 PS) electric motor.

This setup gives the Flying Spur Hybrid a combined output of 536 hp (400 kW / 544 PS) and 553 lb-ft (750 Nm) of torque. It enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.1 seconds, before hitting a top speed of 177 mph (285 km/h). The model also has an EPA electric-only range of 21 miles (34 km).

The rest of the powertrain lineup is more mysterious, but Bentley has previously committed to “switching its model range to offer exclusively plug-in hybrid or battery electric vehicles by 2026.” However, a lot has happened in the past few years and the company is now focusing more on hybrids. As part of this effort, a hybridized V8 could also join the updated Continental lineup.

 2025 Bentley Continental GTC Spied Hiding An Electrifying Secret