The GT is the newest model to come out from Bentley stable and represents the third generation. As always, it’s meticulously handcrafted and extensively engineered and finely tuned to represent the best of the best in the segment.
Market introduction begins with a W12 engine initially, and a lighter V8 version will follow later.
Using corporate expertise from Porsche, the car’s underpinnings and powertrains have been packaged to give the elegant drop-top sharper performance and handling. In fact, it has been tested extensively at the famous Nürburgring circuit in Germany.
The new Continental GT gets an all-new, enhanced version of Bentley’s 6.0-litre, twin-turbocharged W12 TSI engine, enhanced to offer 626bhp and 664lb-ft of torque that is same as in the coupe sibling. Drivetrain features a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox and power is sent to all four wheels, although there’s a rear bias in the new model.
Interestingly, the unit is shared with the Bentayga SUV, but has been fine-tuned for the two-door’s application and is enough power to launch the Continental GT convertible from 0-96km/h in 3.7 seconds.
The Porsche connection is interesting because the Bentley’s chassis is a modified version of the MSB platform which is also shared with the Panamera and Phaeton. Credit also goes to the chassis engineers who were able to reduce body weight by 20 per cent and increase stiffness by 5 percent compared to the previous convertible.
Besides, the car’s adaptive chassis gets Bentley’s 48-volt Dynamic Ride System to ensure a responsive ride and exceptional handling and refinement in all road conditions. The new electric powered system controls ride comfort and lateral roll making the car feel effortlessly precise.
Two technology option packs are offered for the model: City Specification for urban journeys and the Touring Specification for long-distance driving, both curated to optimise the customer experience.
City Specification includes hands-free boot opening, pedestrian warning, traffic-sign recognition and city braking systems as well as a top-view camera. The Touring Specification pack, meanwhile, offers adaptive cruise control with traffic-jam assist, active lane assist, a heads-up display, night-vision with an infrared camera, and pre-sense braking.
The Mulliner Driving Specification adds a more sporting look to the car with large 22-inch lightweight forged alloy wheels, unique ‘diamond in diamond’ quilting, embroidered Bentley emblems, additional veneer options, a jewelled-finish fuel filler, sports pedals and indented leather headliner. Customers can also choose personalised stitching in the front and rear of the car and personalised treadplates.
|Engine||V12 6.0L AWD|
|No. Of Gears||8A|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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