The Bentley Continental GT is a luxury coupe of the British manufacturer Bentley Motors Limited, a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG. The abbreviation means Gran Turismo GT. The convertible version of this series is the Bentley Continental GTC. The Bentley Continental GT has transformed the company into a major global brand.
Bentley Continental GT (2003-2011)
The Bentley Continental GT is the first Bentley, which was developed under the leadership of Volkswagen. It is the engine of the VW Phaeton W12-cylinder, but with turbo-charging, installed. Even the drive and air suspension on all wheels come Sibling Group. The Bentley is – also mainly labor – in the main factory in Crewe in England produced, which occurs due to the high demand in capacity, resulting in long waiting times.
The Bentley Continental GT is buying about 180,000 euros (20xx before). Standard includes, among other things, a full leather interior, steering wheel controls, Infotainment system with navigation system, DVD player and 12-channel Hi-Fi system, six-fold CD changer, climate control and multizone electrically adjustable front seats with built-in “memory”. For an additional fee, the client receives the Bentley Mulliner Specification -Driving-pack in-house finishing department: 20 “sport rims -Leichtmetall, Bentley logo embroidered on the seatbacks, shifter in sport design and drilled aluminum sport pedals also optionally available is a carbon.
In 2007 the Coupé series uprated variant Bentley Continental GT Speed has been extended. The speed suffix is inspired by the legendary Speed models, the early years. Besides improving the speed performance of a slightly modified chassis, wheels and other sports 3-spoke steering wheel. As part of the introduction of the GT Speed, the series received a subtle facelift (modified front view). The engines of all Continental models designed more efficiently, the fuel production unchanged reduced by half liters / 100 km.
Bentley Continental GT Supersports
In the summer of 2009 a further variant of the GT was presented. The Bentley Continental Supersports has 463 kW (630 PS, 14 kW more than the speed version) and a torque of 800 Nm (GT Speed: 750 Nm) torque. Moreover, the front air intakes have been expanded and modified the rear. In addition, the empty weight of the Super Sport was down compared to the basic version of 120 kg. It has been set aside in part to the back seat and installed CfFK -Sportsitze more lateral support. It is the fastest street legal model of Bentley. According to factory specification, it accelerates in 3.9 seconds to 100 km / h and reaches a top speed of 329 kmh.
Bentley Continental GT (since 2011)
The second generation was launched in early 2011 and was visually changed only modestly compared to the first generation. At the front, the headlights have been redesigned and revised bumper design. At the rear, the model differs from the lights in flat form and a modified tailgate. Little has been done to the dimensions, the width is increased by 2 cm to 1.94 m now. The previous twelve-cylinder engine has been revised, so that its performance increases by 12-423 kW (575 hp). He also meets the applicable since 2011 Euro 5 emissions standard. In April 2012, a gasoline engine with smaller turbocharged V8 with twin beds and an output of 373 kW (507 hp) was added. Since 2014, the eight-cylinder model is offered in a second power level of 388 kW S V8 (521 hp).
Bentley Continental GT Speed
In addition, the Bentley Continental GT Speed has been re-edited and presented in the last week of June 2012 in Goodwood. The launch took place in October. Performance was compared to its predecessor increased 449-460 kW (625 hp). With a top speed of 329 kmh is next to the Bentley Continental GT Supersports Bentley faster production.
The emission of CO 2 was reduced so that it now meets the Bentley Continental GT Speed, the Euro 5 standard instead of the automatic transmission 6-speed automatic transmission now offers an 8-speed transmission for power still being done on four wheels, but the ratio in favor of the rear wheels was changed to 40:60. 2014, power was increased velocity model, to 467 kW (636 hp).