With its 771 Horsepower, the New Bentley Continental GT

With its 771 Horsepower, the New Bentley Continental GT

The Edition 8, Bentley’s final fully V-8 model, marked the end of the previous Continental GT. While it appears to be a redesigned version of the car that was first introduced in 2017, the British luxury company has already begun to preview its new model a week later.

Whatever the case, the business has leaked preliminary photos and technical details about the “new” Continental. Bentley’s “Ultra Performance Hybrid,” which is built around a V-8, is used in the next Conti, as predicted. A combined 771 horsepower and a whopping 738 pound-feet of torque are produced by the combustion engine and electric motor. Even the W-12 installed in the Batur, which “only” manages 740 horsepower and 737 lb-ft, falls short of these output statistics.

In the WLTP cycle, the unidentified battery pack will have sufficient power for 50 miles of range; in the EPA test, however, this will be marginally less. The most potent Bentley production vehicle ever will have torque vectoring, all-wheel drive, and four-wheel steering. Additional features include 48-volt electric anti-roll technology, a limited-slip differential, and dual-valve dampers. Thanks to these enhancements, the 2018 Continental GT will become the “most dynamically capable Bentley road car in the company’s 105-year history.”

Although the performance figures are unknown, it might potentially outpace the previous generation Continental GT Speed. Before reaching its peak speed of 208 mph, the now-defunct W-12-powered coupe required three and a half seconds to accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph. Regarding the 6.0-liter twin-turbo powerhouse, the last units of the incredibly rare Batur are being produced. In the event that a new Continental GT Speed is produced, it will not feature twelve cylinders.

Its weight isn’t stated, however adding the hybrid components makes sense to make it heavier than the previous V-8 model. You shouldn’t be too shocked if it weighs more than 5,000 pounds, like the previous model, the W-12, did. It hit the scales at around 4,800 pounds. That should not be too concerning, though, as the Continental GT is more of an opulent luxury cruiser than a quick sports vehicle to race around a track.

The next-generation Continental GT makes its coupe debut in June, and a convertible model is probably on the way.

Sanchita Patil

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