Bentley Continental GT Second generation
|Assembly||Crewe, England, United Kingdom|
|Body style||2-door 2+2 coupé|
|Layout||Longitudinal front-engine, Torsen permanent four-wheel drive|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group D1|
|Engine||6.0 L W12 triple-turbo 4.0 L V8 single-turbo|
|Transmission||8-speed tiptronic automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,746 mm (108.1 in)|
|Length||4,806 mm (189.2 in)|
|Width||1,944 mm (76.5 in)|
|Height||1,404 mm (55.3 in)|
|Curb weight||2,320 kg (5,115 lb)|
A revised Continental GT was introduced in 2011. As a cheaper alternative to the existing (but updated) W12 engine, the new model can have a twin-turbo 4-litre V8 engine (developed jointly with Audi). The 3993cc V8 produces 500 hp (373 kW) and 487 lb·ft (660 N·m). Cylinder deactivation technology effectively turns the V8 into a V4 to improve fuel economy by 8%. Other changes, including on-demand steering assistance, weight reduction, better engine heat management, overrun alternator charging and eco-tyres, improve overall fuel consumption by 40% from the W12's 17.1mpg to the V8's 26.1mpg.
Continental GT V8 coupe (2012-)
The vehicle was unveiled in 2012 North American International Auto Show , followed by SkyLounge in Munich.
Continental GT Speed (2012-)
Bentley announced on 20 June 2012 that it would produce the Continental GT Speed, its fastest ever vehicle with a top speed of 330 kilometres per hour (205 mph).
The engine is a twin-turbo 6.0 liter W12 that generates 616 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque. It uses an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The ride height is lowered and chassis and suspension uprated.
The vehicle was unveiled in Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012, followed by 2012 Moscow Motor Show.
Continental GT Speed Convertible (2013-)
The convertible version Continental GT Speed includes ME17 engine management system, self-levelling system set 10 mm lower than the 575PS Continental GT convertible, Electronic Stability Control with Dynamic Mode, matrix radiator grille and bumper air intakes in dark-tint chrome finish, 21" Speed alloy wheels in silver or an optional dark tint, diamond-quilted hide upholstery, Dark Tint Aluminium 'engine spin' finish (optional fine wood veneers, satin-finish Carbon Fibre option for fascia and centre console), top speed of 325 km/h (202 mph). The vehicle was unveiled in 2013 North American International Auto Show.
|GT V8||2011–||3,993 cc (243.7 cu in) V8 twin turbo||507 PS (373 kW; 500 hp)@6000, 660 N·m (487 lb·ft)@1700|
|GT W12||2011?–||5,998 cc (366.0 cu in) W12 twin turbo||575 PS (423 kW; 567 hp)@6000, 700 N·m (516 lb·ft)@1700|
|GT Speed||2012–||5,998 cc (366.0 cu in) W12 twin turbo||625 PS (460 kW; 616 hp)@6000, 800 N·m (590 lb·ft)@1700|
|GT V8||2011–||8-speed ZF transmission with Quickshift and steering column mounted gearshift paddles|
|GT W12||2011?–||8-speed ZF transmission with steering column mounted gearshift paddles|
|GT Speed||2012–||8-speed ZF transmission with steering column mounted gearshift paddles|