Bentley’s Continental GT V8 S Heads for Detroit

January 9, 2014 | Author: | st

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Bentley's Continental GT V8 S Heads for Detroit

Bentley will debut its  luxury grand tourer Continental GT V8 S at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), alongside the Flying Spur, the world’s fastest four-door luxury saloon and the pinnacle of the Bentley range, the Mulsanne.

Dr.Wolfgang Schreiber, Chairman and Chief Executive states, “The GT V8 S is a car for our V8 customers who want more. It is more agile, with a lower and uprated suspension, faster, with more power and more distinctive with its signature S styling and a unique V8 S soundtrack.”

Bentley's Continental GT V8 S Heads for Detroit

Available as both a coupe and convertible, the new V8 S models provide an even more engaging driving experience from Bentley’s already renowned 4-litre twin-turbo V8 powertrain. The engine develops 521 bhp (528 PS / 389 KW) at 6,000 rev/min and a peak torque of 680 Nm (502 lb.ft) at a mere 1,700 rev/min.

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Bentley Bentley Motors Limited is a British manufacturer of luxury automobiles founded on 18 January 1919 by W. O. Bentley. Bentley had been previously known for his range of rotary aero-engines in World War I, the most famous being the Bentley BR1 as used in later versions of the Sopwith Camel. After the war, W. O. Bentley designed and made production cars that won the 24 hours of Le Mans in 1924 and following models which repeated those successes each June 1927, 1928, 1929 and 1930. Read more

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