Two new Bentley V8s at Detroit Show
Jan 18, 2012, 3:06 GMT
Detroit - Two new Bentley Continental V8 models were unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show with a new engine management system achieving a 40 per cent improvement on fuel efficiency.
The V8 Continental GT coupe and the GTC convertible are distinguished by a black gloss matrix grille with chrome frame and centre bar, a red enamel Bentley 'B' badge, and a black matrix three-segment lower front bumper divided by distinctive body-coloured strakes.
The new 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 Continental GT coupe with an output of 373 kW/507 hp has a sprint time of 4.7 seconds to 100 km/h and a top speed of 303 km/h. At the same, the improved fuel efficiency provides a range of 800 kilometres on a full tank of fuel.
The GTC convertible delivers slightly less at a maximum power of 500 hp at 6000 rev/min. A peak torque of 660 Nm is available across the entire rev range from 1700 to 5000 rev/min.
Both new models feature a state-of-the-art, all-wheel drive system employing an advanced Torsen differential and a 40:60 rear biased power split, ensuring dynamic sports car handling in all road conditions, according to the carmaker.