The Bentley Continental GT V8 is not for the faint-hearted. This car combines size and power with elegance and sophistication – a blend for which Bentley has become renowned.
But it's not all sophistication. There's a definite sporting theme to the latest models, with a short centre console and optional two-tone leather interior.
The new Bentley Continental GT V8 can be discovered in more detail at Jardine Motors Group dealerships in Essex and Kent.
Bentley's Continental GT V8 comes with ABS, driver and passenger airbags, rear parking sensors and electronic stability as standard.
It all adds up to a car with safety at its heart.
Of course, added security is essential in a car of this value, which is why Bentley has included an alarm and immobiliser technology in all models.
The wide front grille on the Bentley Continental GT V8 is gloss black, offering a modern design edge that hasn't been seen in previous models. Set against a brilliant white backdrop, it's nothing short of mesmerising. The attractive round headlamps punctuate the smooth lines and curves of this beautiful giant. Despite looking imposing from the front, the Bentley's body shape is refined and has been designed aerodynamically outside and ergonomically inside, for ultimate performance and driver comfort.The convertible looks surprisingly sleek; again it's the white that has a slimming effect. Inside, the crest is emblazoned on the headrests and adds an air of importance that you want and expect from Bentley.
The Continental GT V8 has a four-litre, twin turbocharged engine that delivers 500bhp – so there’s no shortage of power.
And, for a car of this magnitude, the acceleration is surprisingly responsive, with a 0-60mph time of 4.7 seconds.This, as well as the top speed of 187mph, is even more impressive when you consider that the coupé weighs 2,295kg, and the convertible 2,470kg.
Despite this sizeable kerb weight, the GT V8 convertible offers 25.9mpg and 254g/km of CO2.
|Vehicle Length||4806 mm / 189 in|
|Vehicle Width||1943 mm / 87 in|
|Vehicle Height||(unladen) 1404 mm / 55 in|
|Wheelbase||2746 mm / 108 in|
|Unladen Weight (DIN)||2295 kg / 5060 lb|
|Engine / Cylinders||V8|
|Engine Capacity||3993 cc|
|Max Torque||660 nm @ 1700 rpm|
|Max Power||373 kW @ 6000 rpm|
|Top Speed||188 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph / 4.6 sec|
|Combined Cycle||26.9 mpg|
|Urban Cycle||18.4 mpg|