Continental GT V8

With a lively V8 engine delivering irresistibly dynamic performance, accompanied by the sound of its uniquely emotive burble, the Bentley Continental GT V8 offers a truly engaging driving experience. Combine this with elegant design, contemporary craftsmanship and seamless technology, and you have a grand tourer that makes every journey breathtaking. 

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This stunning car takes the sharp, superformed lines of the Continental GT and adds sleek contemporary details that reflect its agile performance.

Elliptical quad tailpipes hint at the potent engine sound, while a discreet V8 badge placed on the fender speaks to the exciting drive to come. Striking 20” ten-spoke painted alloy wheels, available only for the Continental GT V8 coupé and convertible, have the spokes arranged in symmetrical pairs to make the already dynamic profile even more dramatic.

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Inside the car, a single hide colour is used throughout for a look that combines elegance with simplicity. You can choose from five exquisite colours, including Beluga and Cricket Ball – if you wish to explore a wider range of options, or add a secondary colour, there are, of course, many ways to personalise your car - read below to explore more.

The hides are complemented perfectly by the contemporary Crown Cut Walnut veneer as standard, sustainably sourced from the American Black Walnut tree. A further range of optional veneers includes stunning open pore or Mulliner veneers, and any veneer can be enhanced by adding a sleek Chrome Pin Stripe.

An optional sun roof is also now available.

Explore the possibilities with the Bentley Configurator.

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A carefully curated selection of options enhance the exquisite level of detail still further. The Front Seat Comfort Specification adds exceptional versatility to the seat position, as well as heated armrests and a wealth of massage and ventilation functions, while the Mulliner Driving Specification introduces elements with a sleek, sporting style – including a diamond-in-diamond quilt pattern, sports pedals and a choice of four striking wheel designs.

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Max Speed
198 mph
0-60 mph
3.9 s
Max Power
542 bhp
Max Torque
770 nm


Discover a truly captivating driving experience. With twin-scroll turbochargers located inside the V of the engine, the Continental GT V8 is exceptionally responsive, delivering breathtaking acceleration accompanied by the irresistible sound of a Bentley V8 engine unleashing its immense power – which is especially intense in Sport mode.

The result is a car that can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.9 seconds (0 to 100 km/h in 4.0 seconds) and take you to a top speed of 198 mph (318 km/h).

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This is a car that delivers impressive control. Considerably lighter than the previous Continental GT V8, its superlatively balanced weight distribution enhances traction and stability as you accelerate.

A passive chassis with a preset balance between ride comfort and handling ensures exceptionally confident cornering, or for truly exquisite control you can opt for Bentley Dynamic Ride, an innovative 48V Electronic Active Roll Control system that continuously monitors the road conditions and adjusts the anti-roll bars to reduce body movement, optimising both handling and ride comfort in any situation. Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy an astonishingly animated drive that keeps you completely in touch with the road.

Stop just as effortlessly as you accelerate with optional Carbon Ceramic brakes with black or optional red callipers.

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The variable displacement technology used within the Continental GT V8’s engine increases efficiency without compromising on performance. When the engine’s control microprocessor detects a light throttle opening, it closes the valves on four of the cylinders, seamlessly switching back to all eight whenever needed without the driver even noticing. The result is an impressive range of over 500 miles.

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Enjoy a wealth of My Bentley* services designed to make the journey smarter, safer and more convenient. Apple CarPlay® lets you control your iPhone® through the car’s touchscreen, and Satellite maps allows the navigation to display a photorealistic landscape. Private eCall notifies emergency services in a critical situation, while Perimeter alert warns you if your car moves out of a specified area. Find my car shows you where you parked your car through the My Bentley app, and Activate heating lets you heat the cabin remotely before you open the door.

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*My Bentley services are currently not available in all markets. 
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With a host of opportunities for personalisation, you can make your Continental GT V8 entirely your own. The Colour Specification increases the choice of hide colours from five to fifteen, and allows you to select one of four elegant duo tone colour splits. 

There is also a wide range of stunning standard, extended and and optional Mulliner paint colours, including new Cambrian Grey, alloy wheels and veneer options to choose from.. You can explore the possibilities with the Bentley Configurator. You can also commission something truly bespoke from Mulliner. 

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A range of options allow you to enhance both the look and the feel of your car. The Mulliner Driving Specification and Blackline Specification add striking styling details, while the City Specification and Touring Specification use the very latest technology to ensure an effortless drive whatever the surroundings.

You can discover more about the wealth of personalisation options here.

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Detailed Specifications

For more information on the Continental GT V8 specification, please visit our Bentley Configurator.

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Max Power
542 bhp / 550 PS / 404 kW @ 6000 rpm
Max Torque
568 lb-ft / 770 Nm @ 2000-4500 rpm
Engine Capacity
3996 cc
Fuel Type
0 - 60 mph 3.9 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 4.0 seconds
Max Speed
198 mph / 318 km/h
Combined CO2 (NEDC drive cycle - WLTP equivalent)
263 g/km
Combined Fuel Economy (NEDC drive cycle - WLTP equivalent)
25.0 mpg, 11.3 litres / 100 km
Urban Fuel Economy (NEDC drive cycle - WLTP equivalent)
17.4 mpg, 16.2 litres / 100 km
Extra Urban Fuel Economy (NEDC drive cycle - WLTP equivalent)
33.2 mpg, 8.5 litres / 100 km
Combined Driving Range (NEDC drive cycle - WLTP equivalent)
494.6 miles, 796 km
Combined CO2 (WLTP)
275 g/km
Combined Fuel Economy (WLTP)
23.3 mpg, 12.1 litres / 100 km
Extra High Fuel Economy (WLTP)
26.4 mpg, 10.7 litres / 100 km
High Fuel Economy (WLTP)
27.4 mpg, 10.3 litres / 100 km
Medium Fuel Economy (WLTP)
22.6 mpg, 12.5 litres / 100 km
Low Fuel Economy (WLTP)
14.6 mpg, 19.4 litres / 100 km
Driving Range (WLTP)
462.3 miles, 744 km
City Driving (US)
16 US mpg
Highway Driving (US)
26 US mpg
Combined (US)
19 US mpg
Efficiency Class
Kerb Weight
2165 kg
Gross Weight Vehicle
2725 kg
Boot Volume
358 litres / 12.6 cu ft
Fuel Tank Capacity
19.8 UK gallons / 23.78 US gallons / 90 litres
Overall Length
190.94 in / 4850 mm
Width Across Mirrors
86.1 in / 2187 mm
Overall Height
55.31 in / 1405 mm
112.24 in / 2851 mm
Vehicle Dynamics
4.0 litre V8 Petrol twin turbocharged engine producing 550 PS & 770 Nm of torque**
Iron brakes with black painted brake callipers
Air suspension, including a three chamber air spring, with Continuous Damping Control and 4 height settings.
8 speed dual clutch transmission with Active All-Wheel Drive
Exterior Features
Exterior Paint
Choice of 6 exterior paint colours
21" Five Tri-Spoke Wheel - Painted
Radiator Grille
Bright chrome radiator matrix grille with chrome surround and centre bar
Lower Bumper Grille
Black lower bumper grille
Exterior Badges
Black 'B' badging on radiator shell, boot lid and wheels
Derivative Badges
Bright chrome wing vent
Full LED matrix headlamps with High Beam Assist
Full LED tail lamps
Quad Pipe exhaust finishers
Fuel & Oil Filler Caps
Standard fuel and oil filler caps
Deployable rear spoiler
Polished brightware to side windows
Interior Features
Colour Split
Mono-tone colour split
Leather Colours
Choice of 5 premium grade hide interior colours
Alcantara headlining
Crown Cut Walnut
Steering Wheel
Single-tone, 3-spoke, hide trimmed steering wheel
Gear Lever
Hide & chrome trimmed gear lever
Seat Configuration
4 seat configuration with straight flute seat design
Foot Pedals
Standard foot pedals
Treadplates embossed with 'Handbuilt in Crewe, England'
Infotainment System
Front screen infotainment system with 12.3” high resolution capacitive touch screen high definition display
Digital or satellite radio*
Audio System
650 watt, 11-channel, 10 speaker audio system