- 4-litre twin turbo V8 makes 542bhp and 770Nm of torque
- Handcrafted interiors
The Bentley Continental GT has been one of the best hyper-luxury Grand Touring car's since its inception. Bentley has kept on updating the GT over the years and now will be bringing in the third generation GT and the GT convertible.
On the outside, the new car's carry forward the muscular and at the same time elegant here theme. The new V8 models feature 20-inch, 10-spoke painted alloy wheels and the option to choose from nine other designs measuring up to 22-inches. Bentley offers seven standard exterior bodywork colours, with an extensive palate of additional paint choices available. Both GT V8 and GT V8 Convertible are distinguished by quad exhaust pipes and subtle V8 badging to the front wings.
On the insides, there is a sea of natural materials such as the highest quality leathers and rare, sustainably sourced veneers built into the finest handcrafted cabin. There's plenty of tech too in the form of the fully digital, driver-focussed instrument panel and the optional Bentley Rotating Display. The latter features a 12.3-inch touchscreen housed in a three-sided unit, which revolves the veneer to reveal the touchscreen, as well as three elegant analogue dials.
Powering the twin's is the new 4-litre, twin turbo V8 pushing out a mammoth 542bhp and 770Nm of torque to all four wheels making the GT's hit 100kmph in just 4 seconds (4.1 seconds for the convertible) and hit a top speed of 318 kmph. Bentley has concentrated hard on the dynamics front and the Bentley Drive Dynamics selector helps to fully exploit the car's capabilities.
Deliveries for the new car will begin towards the end of 2018 in the US and beginning of 2020 for the rest of the world.