With power comes responsibility.

Pressing the start button of the advanced 4 litre V8 engine and its inspiring repertoire of sound is brought to life. From the deep V8 burble at low engine speeds to the rising growl and rasp as the car accelerates.

Bentley’s V8 develops a massive 660 Nm of torque at the comparatively low engine speed of 1700 rpm, catapulting a Continental GT V8 from a standing start to 60 miles an hour in just 4.6 seconds, and on to a potential top speed of 188 mph (303 km/h).

A new 8-speed transmission delivers faster, smoother gear changes, and accounts for 6% of the total 40% efficiency gain achieved by the V8. Its greater number of ratios ensures that the engine is always working at its most efficient gearing.