Published on 18 Feb 2012 by Adriano
Bentley releases more official pictures of the new Continental GT and GTC V8, equippped with a brand new 8-cylinder engine that uses innovative solutions to deliver high performance as well as low fuel consumption and emissions. This 4.0-litre unit has been developed by Audi and produces an output of 507 hp and 660 Nm of peak torque that gets delivered to all four wheels through a 8-speed automatic transmission. The model reaches the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in 4.6 seconds (4.8 seconds for the convertible variant) while top speed is 303 km/h (18 mph) for both versions.
The Bentley Continental V8 comes with standard 20″ alloys - although a 21″ option is also available - and uses the interesting “cylinder on demand” system, which automatically deactivates 4 cylinders when the cruising conditions do not require maximum power.
View the full Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8 photo gallery