New Continental GT V8

With a lively V8 engine delivering irresistibly dynamic performance, accompanied by the sound of its uniquely emotive burble, the new 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. 

*The Continental GT V8 is available to order in all markets except EU28, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine and Turkey. It will be available to order in these markets in Q4, 2019. Please contact your Bentley dealer for further information.




This stunning car takes the sharp, superformed lines of the new 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 new 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 the stunning Piano Black, and any veneer can be enhanced by adding a sleek Chrome Pin Stripe.

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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Discover a truly captivating driving experience. With twin-scroll turbochargers located inside the V of the engine, the new 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)*

* All technical data is based on the North American drive cycle and is provisional, subject to Type Approval.
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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.

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The variable displacement technology used within the new 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*.

* All technical data is based on the North American drive cycle and is provisional, subject to Type Approval.
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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.

Learn more about the connected technology in the new Continental GT.

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*My Bentley services are currently not available in all markets. Speak to your local Bentley dealer for more details.
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New Continental GT V8 First Edition



The new Continental GT V8 First Edition* has been specially created to celebrate the launch of this exhilarating car. This rare and collectable limited edition showcases the heights of Bentley design and craftsmanship.

Its unique design details include a specially designed First Edition badge featuring a Union Flag with the number 1 at its centre, placed both on the exterior and inside the car on the fascia. Opening the doors reveals the special First Edition treadplates, and, should you wish, the words First Edition or the Bentley wings can be embroidered onto the headrests.

In addition, the First Edition contains a selection of the most desirable options available for the new Continental GT V8 as standard, including the Bentley Rotating Display. You can opt for any wheel of your choice, including a special 22” Five Open Spoke wheel, as well as any veneer, including dual veneers with a Grand Black finish.

The Front Seat Comfort Specification and Deep Pile Overmats ensure unrivalled comfort, while the City Specification and Touring Specification provide invaluable driver assistance in any location. LED Mulliner Welcome lamps, Mood Lighting, Illuminated Sills and Welcome Home Lighting use the power of light to enhance every stage of your journey.

If you’re seeking to create an exceptionally refined grand tourer, the new Continental GT V8 First Edition is available to order from your Bentley dealer

*The new Continental GT V8 First Edition is only available in the US and Canada.
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With a host of opportunities for personalisation, you can make your new 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 paint colours, 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. 

Learn more about personalising your new Continental GT

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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

*The Continental GT V8 is available to order in all markets except EU28, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine and Turkey. It will be available to order in these markets in Q4, 2019. Please contact your Bentley dealer for further information.
*Denotes feature not available in all markets.
**All technical data is based on the North American drive cycle and is provisional, subject to Type Approval.
Max Power
542 bhp / 550 PS / 404 kW**
Max Torque
568 lb-ft / 770 Nm**
Fuel Type
0 - 60 mph 3.9 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 4.0 seconds**
Max Speed
198 mph / 318 km/h**

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 7 exterior paint colours
20" ten spoke alloy 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, 10-channel, 10 speaker audio system


Centenary Specification
Mulliner Driving Specification with choice of 22" wheel style (21” wheel styles also available)
City Specification
Touring Specification*
Continental Blackline Specification
Smoker's Specification
Mood Lighting Specification
First Edition Specification*
Colour Specification

Exterior Options

Choice of 21" five tri-spoke or 21" ten spoke wheel in various finishes
Choice of Extended Range paints
Standard Brakes with Red Painted Callipers
Bright Chromed Lower Bumper Matrix Style Grille
Heated Windshield

Veneers & Technical Finishes

Choice of 9 single finish veneers, or 7 dual finish veneer combinations
Decorative insert for console - Côte De Genève
Diamond knurling to bulls eyes organ stops and clock bezel
Chrome Pin Stripe to veneer

Steering Wheels & Driver Consoles

Heated, single tone or duo tone, 3 spoke, hide trimmed steering wheel
Heated, single tone or duo tone, 3 spoke, indented hide trimmed steering wheel
Sports Pedals

Seating & Hide Trim Finishes

Contrast Stitching
Hand Cross Stitching
Contrast Stitching and Seat Piping
Embroidered Bentley Emblems
Semi-Aniline Leather to Seats and Door Inserts
Front Seat Comfort Specification
Indented Hide Headliner

Audio & Communication

Naim for Bentley
Bang & Olufsen for Bentley
Digital TV tuner*


Adaptive Cruise Control*
Bentley Rotating Display
Inductive Phone Charger*
Welcome Lighting
Night Vision*
Head-Up Display*


Illuminated Bentley Sill and Derivative Treadplate
Air Ionizer
Parking Heater with Remote Activation Function

Mulliner Features

Personalised embroidery to headrests
Personalised treadplate plaques
LED welcome lamps by Mulliner