The New Bentley Continental GT V8

Bentley Continental GT V8
Bentley Continental GT V8

Bentley has announced a new Continental GT V8. The new car comes equipped with a newly designed 4.0 liter, 32 valve twin-turbocharged V8 engine.

Engine and Performance

The V8 produces 542bhp and does 0 to 100km/h in 4 seconds flat while maxing out at a top speed of 318km/h. This new engine is designed with two priorities; Power and fuel efficiency. Consequently, it is no surprise that the new Continental GT V8 feels more exciting and sportier than its W12 powered sibling. The Continental GT V8 is also lighter thanks to the less bulky engine, and this translates to more agility and responsiveness on the road.

Exterior Design

This being a Bentley, the company’s inimitable design language is present here, and boy is it good looking. From the gorgeous headlights to the elegantly contoured body, it’s safe to say that the new Continental GT is one of the best looking cars on the market today.

The New Bentley Continental GT V8

The Continental GT ships with 20-inch alloy wheels as standard, though these can be upgraded to 22 inches with more than nine design configurations available.

Bentley also announced an all-new panoramic glass roof exclusive to the w12 model for those who would want to let in more light. The glass roof is made from polarised glass which Bentley says helps the occupants of the car see more clearly while also reducing glare.

Interior

As we’ve grown to expect from Bentley, the Continental GT V8 comes equipped with one of the most luxurious and technologically-advanced interiors you’d find in a car.

The New Bentley Continental GT V8

The interior is wrapped with carefully handcrafted materials which include high-quality leather and veneers coupled with gloss carbon fiber finishes for the dashboard and door panels. The car’s center console is coated with a neat piano black finish.

Bentley Continental GT V8
Bentley Continental GT V8

On the tech side, the Continental GT V8 comes equipped with an advanced digital instrument panel and an optional 12.3-inch touch screen display that revolves from the veneer along with three analog dials.

Expectedly, the car comes with a great sound system too with a ten-speaker 650-watt powerhouse coming as standard on the base model.

Bentley boasts that the Continental GT is one of the most configurable cars on the market with a whopping 7 billion unique configurations available for customers to choose from.

For the W12 version with the panoramic glass roof, a power shade covered in Alcantara keeps the light out for those times when the occupants need to block the extra light. Yes! This too is configurable with up to 15 colors to choose from.

There are many exciting cars on the market today, but very few of these give you this kind of luxury combined with outstanding performance and comfort. This is the main selling point of the Bentley Continental GT V8, and by the looks of things, it will undoubtedly be an attractive proposition for those able to write the big check.

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