New Bentley Continental V8 models to debut at the North American International Auto Show


This 9th January 2012, two spanking new Bentley Continental GT and GTC V8 models will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. With these power-packed yet environment friendly models that deliver a 40 percent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2emissions Bentley is trying to say that it cares for nature. With the implementation of the classic Bentley 4.0 litre twin-turbo V8 engine which gives the consumer a mileage using maximum power of 500bhp (507PS/373Kw) at 6000 rev/min and an extraordinary peak torque of 660Nm, it is a win-win situation for the consumer too. If you get your hands on any of the sinful V8s, make sure to plan a road trip and tank up; cause on a single tank of fuel you can race 500 miles from start to end point without pulling over.


How could the V8 be behind in technological advancements? The beautiful V8 is packed with features such as high pressure direct injection, low friction bearings, thermal management, energy recuperation via the charging system, and innovative turbo charger packaging for greater efficiency. The two dazzling new Continental models will be offered beneath the flagship 6.0 litre,12-cylinder engined Continental GT and How could the V8 be behind in technological advancements? The beautiful V8 is packed with features such as high pressure direct injection, low friction bearings, thermal management, energy recuperation via the charging system, and innovative turbo charger packaging for greater efficiency. The two dazzling new Continental models will be offered beneath the flagship 6.0 litre,12-cylinder engined Continental GT and GTC, and the dynamic twin-turbocharged W12 Continental engine delivers a decent 631bhp (640PS). 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 for a safer yet sport-like handling on all road-types.
Donning a sporty look, both models are stylized with 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-colored strakes. The interiors are macho too with an Eliade cloth headlining, new contemporary Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers, optional two-tone leather color split and short centre console complement the sporty design. Both models are specified with 20-inch alloy wheels as standard with an optional 21-inch six-spoke design which is available in jazzy Diamond Black (exclusive to the Continental V8) or Diamond Silver finishes. If you want the car customized to your liking you have the option to choose from 7 exterior colors offered in the standard range.
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