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Bentley Continental GT
The company Bentley Motors unveiled new versions of models Continental GT and GTC with V8-engine. In Bentley Continental GT Review you are going to find the main technical features that these models posses. Bentley Continental GT is all-wheel drive 4-seater coupe class “Gran Turismo”. The debut of the second generation model was held at the Paris Motor Show in late September 2010.
There were changes in the interior regarding instrument panel, seats, which can be equipped with a massage system with ten rollers, door panels and trim materials in general. The Continental GT appeared with a modern entertainment system and 8-inch touch screen, hard drive and 30 GB of built-in navigation.
The new engine of 4.0 liter is equipped with a twin-turbocharger. The maximum capacity of the power plant is equal to 507 hp at 6000 rev / min, torque is 660 Nm in a wide diapason 1700-5000 rev / min. Transmission - 8-speed automatic with closely spaced gear ratios. With the new engine the coupe Continental GT and GTC convertible is able to accelerate to 100 km / h in less than 5 seconds and a top speed is 290 km / h. This new powerplant incredibly economical - a full tank of fuel is enough for 800 km. One of the features that help to spend less gasoline is 4 cylinders turn off at low load.
GT Speed is equipped with the legendary 6-liter twin-engine, turbo W12. For the fastest modification its performance has been significantly improved: the maximum power of 625 hp at 6000 rev / min (plus 50 hp compared to standard Continental GT), maximum torque is 800 Nm in the range of 2000-6000 rev / min (100 nm). It is all-wheel drive with 8-speed automatic transmission from ZF, with the ability to instantly switch from the 8th on the 4th gear for a very sharp acceleration. Acceleration to 100 km / h – is in 4.2 seconds. Up to 160 km / h the car accelerates in exactly 9 seconds. The maximum speed of 2750-kg coupe is 330 km / h.
Continental GT is built on the modernized platform of the previous generation model. One of the most important tasks for British engineers was the decline of coupe's curb weight, and they coped with it. If we talk about the dimensions, the length of the GT V8 is 4806 mm, width 1943 mm, height - 1403 mm. wheelbase length of 2746 mm.
Following the tradition of the brand, the creators of the GT Continental, retained the ability to personalize the car. The buyer can make a choice between the seventeenth embodiment of the skin color and six varieties of inserts from precious wood. At option the customer can pick up 21-inch alloy wheels, presented in three versions, if the standard 20-inch, for whatever reason can’t match the expectations. The wheels from V8 GT are also available for the GT with an engine W12. Multimedia system with touch-screen navigation system and a hard disk of 30 GB is installed in the vehicle “by default”.
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