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New Bentley Continental V8 range hits Detroit

Continental GT Coupe and GTC models go on show

  • wheels magazine
  • Published: 16:03 January 9, 2012
  • Wheels

Bentley Continental
  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • The new V8 Continentals fulfils Bentley's environmental commitment to produce a new powertrain that delivers a 40 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2emissions.
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Motor shows. We love them. And not just for all the latest offerings from the car industry, but also for those leggy models. What? We’re blokes!

But, no matter how many girls you throw at us, our eyes will be glued on the two new and very beautiful Bentley Continental V8s.

Both the GT Coupe and GTC convertible will be on show, packing a new 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbo making 500bhp and 660Nm of torque.

Mated to a new eight-speed automatic, the GT will hit 0-100kph in just 4.6seconds while the GTC will do it in 4.8. They both have a top speed of 303kph.

The new cars are distinguished by a black gloss and chrome grille, a red enamel Bentley ‘B’ badge, and a black matrix three-segment lower front bumper.

The back features unique chromed ‘figure eight’ exhaust tailpipes, a dark lower valance and red enamel ‘B’ bootlid badge. They both get 20in alloys but you can spec 21in six-spokes if you like, available in Diamond Black or Diamond Silver finishes.

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The interior boasts an Eliade cloth headlining and new Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers.


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