Bentley Continental GTC spy shots

Following the launch of the refreshed 2012 Continental GT coupe, Bentley is prepping the inevitable droptop GTC variant, which our spies have just caught testing on the Nürburgring.

As you'd expect, the Conti GTC benefits from a Mulsanne-inspired front fascia, as well as some slightly updated taillamps. Inside, a new dash will be on hand, as well as updated front buckets – just like the coupe.

Under the hood, the Bentley W12 has received a few updates for the 2012 model year that result in more power and fewer C02 emissions. In the future, you'll even be able to spec the GTC with an all-new 4.0-liter V8... Just like the coupe.

Click through our high-res image gallery to see the Bentley GTC out running the 'Ring.