Everyday Practicality

HIGH PERFORMANCE AND HIGH FUNCTION ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.

The impeccably framed door and rear quarter trims offer excellent stowage, a result of many hours spent on the road by the design team to develop a living space worthy of a grand tourer. Elegant cobra-head seats with their integrated headrests are not simply outstandingly comfortable but also create more legroom for rear passengers.

Bentley’s V8 engine is astonishing, not just for what it does but also for the way it does it. The power and torque figures of 500 bhp and 660 Nm from 4 litres alone would indicate that the V8 is an advanced high performance engine. But take into consideration that the GT coupé’s CO2 emissions are a mere 246 g/km and it’s clear that this engine’s technology is world-leading. Even though the Bentley develops a full 500 bhp, its power to emissions ratio sets a new benchmark that will take most rivals years to equal.

Four years is a short span of time in which to develop a revolutionary new engine, yet Bentley’s commitment in 2008 to develop a GT capable of a 40% increase in fuel-efficiency has now been achieved with the V8 engine.

A Bentley V8 should be enjoyed on a long, rewarding drive; with up to 530 miles between fill ups, your journey need have few interruptions.