The Bentley Continental GT was always the preferred choice if the rich and famous wanted a luxury coupe with pizzazz. The 2018 car promises all that and more. Designed, engineered and handcrafted in Britain, the new third-generation Bentley Continental GT aims to combine spirited, focused performance with handcrafted luxury and cutting-edge technology.
The exterior design of the new Continental GT is based on a bold new vision that is unmistakably Bentley. The all-new body and materials save more than 80 kg over the previous Continental W12 body. To allow for such a bold reimagining of the Continental GT, the aluminium skin has been crafted using Super Formed technology – a precision technique working with aluminium heated to 500°C which has previously been used on Bentley fenders. The Continental GT is the first production car ever to have an entire body side made from the Super Formed process.
On the insides, besides the almost bespoke interiors, it features an innovative and industry-first Bentley Rotating Display. A choice of three audio systems is offered in the new Continental GT. The standard system features 10 speakers and 650 Watts, while a Bang & Olufsen 1,500 W, 16-speaker system with illuminated speaker grilles is aimed at lifestyle-oriented customers. The new Bang & Olufsen installation benefits from the first automotive application of the BeoSonic system – a new way for tone setting with a simple, intuitive one-touch user interface
The new Continental GT is powered by an enhanced version of Bentley’s peerless 6.0-litre, W12 TSI engine. The new powertrain uses the very latest engine management technology, with 300 million software calculations per second. It produces 626bhp and 900Nm of torque, and accelerates the new Continental GT to 100 kmph in 3.7 seconds, and on to a top speed of 333 km/h.
The new Continental GT will make its global debut at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show between 12 and 24 September, 2017 and we will be there to bring you more details.