Photos: 2013 Bentley Continental GT V8

By Auto News Log • January 7th, 2012

Two new Bentley Continental GT V8 models will be unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit on 9th January 2012.

The new 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged Bentley Continental GT V8 coupé and GTC V8 convertible achieve exceptional standards for power-to-emissions in the high luxury sports car sector.

The Bentley V8 engine delivers maximum power of 500 bhp (507 PS/373 kW) at 6000 rpm and an extraordinary peak torque of 660 Nm (487 lb ft) which is available across virtually the entire rev range from 1700 to 5000 rpm, providing exhilarating performance and effortless power delivery in the Bentley tradition. Combined with a new close-ratio 8-speed automatic transmission, this translates into a sub-5 second acceleration time for the 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint and a top speed of over 180 mph (290 km/h).

 

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