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New Continental GT V8 S

From the glorious roar as it explodes into life to the rich purr emitted at rest by its charismatic 4.0 litre V8 engine, the sporty new Continental GT V8 S comes with an agility you’ll feel around every hairpin.

The new front bumper incorporates an inverted aerofoil-like design, instantly evoking the passion and drama of the racetrack, while a new and innovative lip-style spoiler adorns the rear, providing greater bite in every turn. To herald these changes, a dynamic and newly designed Bentley ‘B’ fender vent is located behind each front wheel.

Inside, a redesigned three-spoke steering wheel with paddle-shift gear selectors creates a more intense handling experience. While, the flowing lines of straight-flute upholstery tightly wrap the seats, conveying purposeful movement, even when the car is still.

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Continental GT V8 S Black Edition

The Bentley Continental V8 S coupé now comes in an exclusive Black Edition. From the black 21” Seven Spoke wheels up (fitted as standard), every detail has been considered. All the external brightware has been replaced with blackware, including the lower fender and headlamp bezels. Dark tint front lamps with Black washer cap and Dark tint Rear lamps with Black Bezel, now fitted as standard, complete the look.

For the exterior aerokit, customers can choose from four striking accent colours –– St James’ Red, Hallmark, Beluga and Cyber Yellow. Add matching door mirrors as a cost option. You can also specify the brake calliper colour to either blend in with the rest of the car or to stand out in a bold, contrasting statement.

Inside, a unique colour split with a matching interior accent has been applied to the GT design seats by Mulliner. Slide into the seven-flute driver’s seat and you are presented with a Sports single tone three-spoke steering wheel. Choose the Mulliner Driving Specification and you will also enjoy dynamic contrast stitching to the diamond quilting, contrast stitching on the steering wheel and Black 21” Five Spoke Directional wheels.

Click here to find your nearest Bentley dealer, who can tell you more about this special edition. Alternatively, register your interest in V8 S Black Edition here.

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Design

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Exterior Design

The Beluga gloss Lower Body Styling Specification and a 10mm lower ride height add sleek, sporty lines to the Continental’s famously muscular stance. The front face and rear spoiler are complemented by new, all-bright fender vents, classically positioned behind the front wheels.

The dramatic look is completed by exclusive 20” Open Spoke wheels and red painted brake callipers not to mention the striking gloss black radiator grille.

The new option of dark tint front & rear lamps adds further visual impact whilst the (also-new) optional Beluga gloss door mirrors complement the finish of the Lower Body Styling Specification perfectly when specified on lighter shades of exterior finish.

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Interior Design

The interior cabin of the new Continental GT V8 S combines carefully selected leather hides and smooth metal surfaces to deliver a seductive blend of luxury and steely modernism - all beautifully lit by low energy, LED lights. The exquisite leather strikes a perfect balance with the knurled chrome details and the Piano Black veneer, lacquered and sanded up to eighteen times to produce a truly flawless finish. Speed is vital in a grand tourer. But when it comes to the Continental GT V8 S, style matters just as much.

A redesigned three-spoke steering wheel with paddle-shift gear selectors creates a more intense handling experience. While, the flowing lines of straight-flute upholstery tightly wrap the seats, conveying purposeful movement, even when the car is still.

With enough space inside to comfortably seat four adults and a boot that can accommodate all of your luggage, the Continental GT V8 S remains the definitive British grand tourer. But it’s the fearsome combination of limitless power and exhilarating handling of this luxury coupé that gives it the edge.

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Performance

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Engineering

Beneath the bonnet of the new Continental GT V8 S beats a monstrous heart: a 4 litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, with the power to generate 520 bhp (388 kW / 528 PS @ 6,000 rpm). At 1700 RPM the GT V8 S generates 680 Nm of torque – even more than the 660 Nm achieved by its sibling, the GT V8. From a standing start the GT V8 S will reach 60 miles per hour in 4.3 seconds, before climbing all the way to its top speed of 192 mph (309 km/h).

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Suspension

Lowered sports suspension (by 10mm), revised damping with increased spring and bush rates (front and rear) and uprated anti-roll bars all combine to improve agility, body control and cornering, while the recalibrated steering provides enhanced feedback and feel.

The Lower Body Styling Specification features – front splitter, side sills and a rear diffuser – improve the car’s aerodynamics by reducing front-end lift, providing even greater stability at higher road speeds.

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Efficiency

Despite its muscular powerplant, the Continental GT V8 S is remarkably efficient: CO2 emissions are a mere 250 g/km, due in no small part to the use of variable displacement. At less aggressive throttle openings, the engine switches off four of its eight cylinders, so they only act as gas springs. this delivers two benefits: the four operative cylinders are more efficient, while frictional and gas transfer losses throughout the engine are greatly reduced. As soon as the car accelerates, the other four cylinders switch back on, giving more power the moment it is needed.

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Personalisation

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Colour and Choice

Whatever your choice of colour, many hours will be spent ensuring a flawless finish on your Continental. Whether you opt for solid, metallic, pearlescent or satin paint, any time you invest at the Bentley paint shop will be rewarded for years to come.

Visit the Bentley Configurator to explore your colour options.

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Veneer Options

All Bentley wood veneers are cured for 72 hours and treated with five layers of clear lacquer by hand, to achieve a luxurious finish without compromising the natural beauty of the grain. The Continental GT V8 S features Piano Black veneer as standard, but there is also a range of other ethically sourced veneers to choose from, alongside the more technical look that can be achieved with Carbon Fibre or Bright Tint Aluminium.

For 2016, a new veneer has been introduced to the Continental range: Dark Stained Madrona. You can also choose to have unique GT V8 S headrest embroidery, and, additionally, you are able to select Semi-Aniline hide for the GT V8 S coupe.

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Trim

Optional Specifications

Creating your bespoke Bentley is a fun and rewarding experience. A vast number of colour, trim and feature combinations enable you to create your ideal specification. To help you, Bentley has created a selection of recommended optional specification packages that will add to your overall ownership experience. Multiple packages can be chosen as well as individual options. All work in harmony to create a very personal Continental GT V8 S. Available packages include:

  • Mulliner Driving Specification
  • Classic Mulliner Styling Specification
  • Premier Specification
  • GT V8 S Sports Specification
  • Interior Style Specification
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For more information on the Continental GT V8 S Specification, please visit our Bentley Configurator.

Max power
528 PS / 520 bhp / 388 kw @ 6000 rpm
Max torque
680 Nm / 502 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm
Engine capacity
3993 cc
Fuel type
98 (95) RON
Acceleration
0 - 60mph 4.3 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 4.5 seconds
Max speed
192 mph / 309 km/h
CO2 EU Drivecycle
Type Approved
Combined
26.4 mpg 10.7 litres / 100km
Urban
18.0 mpg 15.7 litres / 100km
Extra urban
36.2 mpg 7.8 litres / 100km
CO2 EPA Drivecycle
Type Approved
City driving (US)
15 USmpg
Highway driving (US)
25 USmpg
Combined (US)
19 USmpg
CO2 emissions
250 g/km
Efficiency class
L
Emission Controls
EU 6 / ULEV

Weights and Volumes

Kerb Weight
2295 kg / 5060 lb
Gross Vehicle Weight
2750 kg / 6063 lb
Boot Volume
358 litres / 12.6 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity
90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons

Dimensions

Overall Length
4818 mm / 189.7 in
Width Across Mirrors
2226 mm / 87.6 in
Width With Folded Mirrors
1947 mm / 76.7 in
Overall Height
1391 mm / 54.8 in
Wheelbase
2746 mm / 108 in
Veneer
Piano Black veneer
Gear lever
Knurled sports gear lever
Rear console/armrest
Optional
Mulliner Driving Specification Interior Features
Optional
Engine
4.0 litre twin turbo-charged V8 engine producing 528PS & 680Nm of torque
Suspension
Air springs with continous damping control. Sports suspension set-up with electronic height adjustment facility
Wheels
20" Open-spoke design alloy wheels
Brakes
Iron brakes with Red painted brake callipers
Radiator Matrix
Gloss black front radiator matrix
Tailpipe
Twin figure of eight tailpipes
Headlights
Bi-Xenon headlights incorporating LED main beam support function
Taillights
LED taillights
Exterior badges
Red brand logos and V8 S fender badges
Body styling
Beluga gloss Lower Body Styling Specification
Colour Specification
Standard
Knurled gear shifter
Standard
Hides & Colour splits
Full choice of 17 hide colours and colour splits
New Standard Feature
New Dark Stained Madrona veneer
Premier Specification
Interior Style Specification - Contrast Stitch
Interior Style Specification - Cross Stitch
GT V8 S Sports Specification
Extended GT V8 S Sports Specification
Dark tint rear and front lamps
Beluga gloss door mirrors
Sports exhaust
Twin front arm rests
Massage/ventilated seats
21" Alloy wheels
Jewel fuel and oil filler caps
Carbon ceramic brakes
Naim Audio System
Adaptive cruise control
NEW V8 S logo emblem stitching option