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Performance

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Engineering

Beneath the bonnet of the Continental GT V8 S Convertible beats a monstrous heart: a 4.0 litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine generating 680 Newton metres (502 lb.ft) of torque.

Despite its muscular powerplant, the Continental GT V8 S Convertible is remarkably efficient with CO2 emissions at a mere 258 g/km, due in no small part to the use of variable displacement.

Additionally, for the ultimate in efficient performance, the engineering team introduced hot-side inside (HSI) technology: in essence, a method of reducing both energy wastage and engine weight by mounting the turbochargers within the ‘V’ of the V8 cylinder arrangement. The result of all this innovation is a Continental GT V8 S Convertible with improved power performance, with no penalty to fuel economy or emissions. 

 

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All Wheel Drive

Grand touring requires the ability to handle all kinds of road conditions. The GT V8 S Convertible, like all Continentals, features a state-of-the-art all-wheel drive system incorporating an advanced Torsen differential with the power split 40:60 front to rear. This allows drivers to control the car’s position and balance more easily via the throttle, while minimising understeer during hard cornering. The result is a drive that, while safer, feels even more thrilling and dynamic.

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Suspension

The suspension has been lowered by 10 mm and the springs and damping revised front and back. Alongside uprated anti-roll bars, this improves agility, control and balance, while the recalibrated steering enhances driver feedback and feel. The suspension is also tuned differently for coupé and convertible models to optimise performance for each body type.

 

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Improved Aerodynamics

The new Continental GT V8 S Convertible brings a sleek new edge to the Continental family, a grand tourer now well established in the vanguard of luxury car design. Beluga gloss body trim and door mirrors* complement the newly designed 20” open-spoke wheels.

Meanwhile, Beluga gloss lower body styling features – frontsplitter, side sills and rear diffuser – deliver more than mere aesthetics. They improve the car’s aerodynamics by reducing front-end lift, improving stability at higher speeds.