“Due to appear at the Paris Motor Show on 2-17 October, the wraps have come off Bentley’s new Continental GT four-seater coupé – a car which aims to build on the success of its 2003 predecessor.
The current 6-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 engine now has a raised power output of 567bhp, plus 700Nm (516lb ft) of torque, mated to a new Quickshift transmission allowing double downshifts. Thanks to advanced FlexFuel technology, the engine can run on either standard unleaded petrol or sustainable bioethanol (up to E85), or any mix of the two.
The big news, however, is that late 2011 will see the introduction of an all-new, high-output V8 engine, promising a 40 per cent reduction in emissions compared with the W12, along with a class-leading CO2 emissions-to-power ratio.”
Lovely, although I find the original headlight and grill configuration more compelling.
New Bentley Continental GT – the Wraps Come Off