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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 Continental GT V8 S comes with an agility you’ll feel around every hairpin.

The front bumper incorporates an inverted aerofoil-like design, instantly evoking the passion and drama of the racetrack, while an innovative lip-style spoiler adorns the rear, providing greater bite in every turn. To herald these changes, a dynamically 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.

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.

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.

Continental GT V8 S Black Edition

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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. 

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.

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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.

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

Technical Specifications

Performance Measures

Performance Measures

Figures

Engine Capacity

4.0 litre twin turbo-charged V8 engine

Max power

520 bhp / 528 PS / 388 kW @ 6000 rpm

Max torque

502 lb-ft / 680 Nm @ 1700 rpm

Fuel type

98 (95) RON

Acceleration

0 - 60 mph 4.3 seconds, 0 - 100 km/h 4.5 seconds

Max speed

192 mph / 309 km/h

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Consumption

Figures

EU Drive Cycle Combined

26.4 mpg, 10.7 litres / 100 km

EU Drive Cycle Urban

18.0 mpg, 15.7 litres / 100 km

EU Drive Cycle Extra Urban

36.2 mpg, 7.8 litres / 100 km

EPA Drive Cycle City Driving

15 US mpg

EPA Drive Cycle Highway Driving

25 US mpg

EPA Drive Cycle Combined

19 US mpg

CO2 Emissions

250 g/km

Weights And Measures

Weights and Volumes

Figures

Kerb Weight

5060 lb / 2295 kg

Gross Vehicle Weight

6063 lb / 2750 kg

Boot Volume

12.6 cu-ft / 358 litres

Fuel Tank Capacity

20 gallons / 24 US gallons / 90 litres

Dimensions

Dimensions

Figures

Overall Length

189.7 in / 4818 mm

Width Across Mirrors

87.6 in / 2226 mm

Width With Folded Mirrors

76.7 in / 1947 mm

Overall Height

54.8 in / 1391 mm

Wheelbase

108.1 in / 2746 mm