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Overview

There is a lean and muscular look to the Continental GT V8 that's entirely in keeping with the powertrain beneath the bonnet. The Crewe styling team has created a Bentley coupé of elegantly tailored lines and muscular form, with a new bright chrome grille replacing the gloss back of the previous model - bringing it into line with the rest of the Continental range. Beautifully designed auto-fold mirrors mean even the practical necessities can be stunning.

But there's a darker side to this Bentley, and it can be summoned up by pressing the start button and bringing the advanced 4.8 litre V8 engine to life. Acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 4.6 seconds attests to the power of the advanced 500bhp V8 engine, and with a potential range of over 530 miles between fill-ups you'll be able to spend some quality time enjoying the simple, modern feel of the handcrafted interior. Discover more at Rybrook Bentley Bristol.

Engine Technology

Bentley already had expertise in variable displacement technology, where four of the eight cylinders are effectively switched off at gentle throttle openings. That technology now makes its appearance in the new direct injection V8.
When the engine's control microprocessor detects a light throttle opening, it closes the valves on four of the eight cylinders so that they only act as gas springs. This has two immediate benefits: the remaining four cylinders operate at a higher level of efficiency, and the engine's frictional and gas transfer losses are reduced.

As soon as the driver presses the throttle harder the engine instantly switches back to full eight-cylinder operation. Such is the refinement, speed and smoothness of the technology that the engine's effective displacement seamlessly switches from V8 to V4 and back again with imperceptible ease.

Transmission

A key component of the new V8 powertrain is the new 8-speed transmission. Not only does it deliver faster, smoother gear changes, it also accounts for 6% of the total 40% efficiency gain achieved by the new V8. Having a greater number of ratios ensures that the engine is always working at its most efficient gearing, while drag torque losses have been minimised within the transmission.

All Wheel Drive

Every Bentley Continental features permanent all-wheel drive. Whether you're four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen targeting a new world ice speed record, or simply want to accelerate smartly away from the lights on a cold, wet winter's day, the reassuring grip and traction of all-wheel drive is the other essential ingredient in a Bentley's high performance capability.

Efficiency

Bentley’s V8 engine is astonishing, not just for what it does but also for the way it does it. The power and torque figures of 500 bhp and 660 Nm from 4 litres alone would indicate that the V8 is an advanced high performance engine. But take into consideration that the GT coupé’s CO2 emissions are a mere 246 g/km and it’s clear that this engine’s technology is world-leading. Even though the Bentley develops a full 500 bhp, its power to emissions ratio sets a new benchmark that will take most rivals years to equal.

Exterior Design

The Crewe styling team has created a Bentley coupé of elegantly tailored lines and muscular form, with the precise crease of the front wings shaped by Superforming technology. Distinctive large, close-set inner headlamps, ringed by jewel-like LED lights, sit either side of the new chrome grille. At the rear, Bentley’s signature ‘floating’ LED lights draw ones eye to the extremities of the car, emphasising its low, wide stance.

The new V8 features a red enamel winged ‘B’ badge on the bonnet, boot and wheel centres. For an even more dramatic look there’s an exclusive 21” wheel to accentuate the sporting character of the V8.

Craftsmanship

The knife-edge crease lines down the front wings of the Continental GT are made using a technique called superforming, where 5083 grade aluminium is heated to 500ºC and shaped around a die using air pressure. No other process enables such a complex panel to be created with such crisp sharp lines and without seams or joins.

Optional Specification Packs

The workshops at Crewe, it is said, are the very opposite of mass production. Stand at the end of the line for a day, a week or a month and you won't see two identical Bentleys emerge at the end of their painstakingly loved journey through the works. But a Bentley owner can never have too much choice and, in that spirit, the design team at Crewe has put together the Optional Specification Packs.

Select one of them, and your Continental GT V8 will feature 21" 6 twin-spoke alloy wheels in a menacing black. Inside, the sporting theme intensifies, with seats, door panels, and rear three-quarter panels upholstered in quilted, perforated hide, the dramatic effect complemented by indented hide sun visors, a knurled sports gear lever and drilled alloy foot pedals. An indented hide headlining is included in the case of the GT V8, while embroidered Bentley emblems on the seat headrests are offered with both models at no extra cost.

 

To find out more about the Continental GT V8, please contact our knowledgeable sales team at Bentley Bristol on 0117 203 3950.

Finance options

  • New Continental GT W12
  • New Continental GT W12 First Edition
  • New Continental GT W12 Mulliner Driving Specification
On the road cash price** £158,755.00 Option to purchase fee £10
24 Monthly payments of £1,199.00 Optional final payment £94,833.75
Customer deposit £47,679.10 Total amount payable £171,298.85
Term of agreement 25 Months Representative APR 6.0%APR
Contract mileage 5,000 Rate of Interest Fixed 6.01%
Total amount of credit £111,075.90 Excess Mileage 72p per mile
On the road cash price** £193,555.00 Option to purchase fee £10
24 Monthly payments of £1,299.00 Optional final payment £117,847.50
Customer deposit £59,839.32 Total amount payable £208,872.82
Term of agreement 25 Months Representative APR 6.0%APR
Contract mileage 5,000 Rate of Interest Fixed 6.01%
Total amount of credit £133,715.68 Excess Mileage 72p per mile
On the road cash price** £166,410.00 Option to purchase fee £10
24 Monthly payments of £1,259.00 Optional final payment £98,348.75
Customer deposit £50,865.55 Total amount payable £179,440.30
Term of agreement 25 Months Representative APR 6.0%APR
Contract mileage 5,000 Rate of Interest Fixed 6.01%
Total amount of credit £115,544.45 Excess Mileage 72p per mile

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Technical Specification

Model/Engine type  
Body type 2-door, 4-seat coupe
Engine type 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbocharged
Bore and stroke (mm) 84/89.0
Cylinders 8
Displacement/capacity (cc) 3993
Compression ratio 9:3:1
Litres 4 litres
Valve gear 32-valve, 4 overhead camshafts, cylinder deactivation
Emission level/standards EU6
Max power (PS / bhp / kw @ rpm) 507PS / 500bhp / 373kw @ 6000rpm
Max torque (Nm / Ib.ft @ rpm) 660 Nm / 487 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm
Fuel Petrol
Battery 51amp/hr, 92amp/hr
Alternator 190A (water-cooled)
   
Drivetrain  
Transmission 8HP-90 quickshift
Ratio 1st 4.714
  2nd 3.143
  5th 1.285 
  6th 1.00
  7th 0.839
  8th 0.667
  R 3.317
Final drive ratio Front axle ratio: 2.848
  Rear axle ratio: 2.851
Driveline Permanent all-wheel drive
  40:60 front/rear split
   
Brakes  
Front diameter 405mm iron/420mm carbon with black-painted callipers
Rear diameter 335mm iron/356mm carbon with black-painted callipers
   
Wheels and tyres  
Wheel size 9.5j x 20"
Wheel type 6 tri-spoke painted
Tyre size / front / rear 275 / 40ZR20 Pirelli front and rear
Tyre pressure monitoring Yes
   
Fuel consumption  
EU cycle  
Urban mpg / litres per 100km 18.2 / 15.5
Extra urban mpg / litres per 100km 36.7 / 7.7
Combined mpg / litres per 100km 26.8 / 10.6
Co2 emissions (combined – g/km) 246
(EPA cycle)  
City driving (US mpg)

15

Highway driving (US mpg) 25
Combined driving (US mpg) 19
Effeciency class (UK) L
   
Performance  
0-100km/h 4.8 seconds
0-160km/h 11.1 seconds
Maximum speed (mph / km/h) 190 / 305
0–60mph 4.6 seconds
0-100mph 11.1 seconds
   
Restraint systems  
SRS airbags Driver, passengers and individual seat airbags. Driver knee airbags as standard.
   
Dimensions and capacities  
Wheelbase (mm / in) 2746 / 108.1
Front track (mm / in) 1667 / 65.6
Rear track (mm / in) 1663 / 65.5
Overall length (mm / in) 4807 / 189.3
Width across mirrors (mm / in) 2226 / 87.6
Width across body (mm / in) 1944 / 76.5
Width with mirrors folded (mm) 1946
Overall height (mm / in) 1401 / 55.2
Kerb weight EU (kg) 2295
Gross weight (kg) 2750
Front axle weight (kg) 1550 max
Rear axle weight (kg) 1460 max
Fuel tank capacity (litres / gallons / US gallons) 90 / 20 / 24
Boot floor length (mm) 1081
Boot floor width (min) (mm) 805
Boot loading height (sill ht) (mm) 691
   
Interior dimensions  
Front legroom (mm) 1049
Front headroom (mm) 953
Front shoulder width (mm) 1504
Luggage compartment volume (L / cu-ft) 358 / 12.6
   
Suspension  
Springs Multi-link air sprung suspension
Dampers CDC (Continuous Damping Control) tuned for dynamic performance
Ride height control Driver adjustment of ride height and stiffness
   
Steering  
Type ZF Servotronic
Turns, lock to lock 2.6 turns
Turning circle (kerb to kerb) (mm) 11.3

Please note

The data displayed above details the usual specification of the most recent model of this vehicle. It is not the exact data for the actual vehicle being offered for sale and data for older models may vary slightly. We recommend that you always check the details with the seller prior to purchase. *Fitted as standard. To help you understand the technical data read our terms and conditions.

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