2011 Bentley Continental GT

Bentley's Continental range has, well... "spurred" a whole line of derivatives: the GT coupe, the GTC convertible, the Flying Spur sedan, Speed and Supersports versions of each, a string of special editions.... And like other such proliferative products – say, the Porsche 911 or Ford Mustang, for examples – when one is updated, it starts a whole new game of dominoes.

So after the Continental GT was updated this past September with a fresh face and a whole host of changes, we knew it would only be a matter of time before the others would follow. And according to reports, the next one down the line is the cabrio.

Word has it that the new Continental GTC will be unveiled one year after the coupe was revealed at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show. So what can we expect when it does? Well, the same fresh bodywork as its fixed-roof counterpart and its refresh interior as well as its revised flex-fuel 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 and six-speed automatic transmission, only with a folding fabric roof.

A less costly V8 model is still expected to come at some point down the road, as will the more powerful Speed versions and the Flying Spur sedan. Just one Bentley at a time there, boys.