If a 6.0L W12 is too much to handle, you go for the Bentley Continental GT V8

Bentley has just unveiled a new V8 version of its third-generation Bentley Continental GT and GT Convertible. The new eight-cylinder option promises a more agile character from the luxury Grand Tourer.

Both V8 models are powered by a new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 pushing out 550 hp and 770 Nm of torque paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. An active all-wheel drive is fitted as standard where the system will be predominantly rear-wheel driven for optional efficiency and dynamic performance.

Century sprint takes 4.0 seconds on the coupe while the convertible gets to the 100 km/h mark in 4.1 seconds. Top speed is capped at 318 km/h on both variants. As a reference, the W12 powered Continental GT coupe takes 3.7 seconds to make the century sprint and has a claimed top speed of 333 km/h.

The Continental GT V8 can be distinguished by its quad exhaust, 20-inch, 10-spoke painted alloy wheels and V8 badging on the front fenders. Otherwise equipment levels are identical to the W12 from the cut-crystal Matrix LED headlamps, 48-volt Dynamic Ride System, 10-speaker Bentley Audio system, 12.3-inch touchscreen Bentley Rotating Display and more.


Bentley Continental GT V8 Coupe

Bentley Continental GT V8 Convertible

Adrian Chia

Adrian Chia

He believes that the perfect remedy to Monday blues is a mixture of 4 wheels, clear roads and a pinch of twisty tarmac. A hot hatch is the icing on the cake.
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