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 new Continental GT V8 S comes with an agility you’ll feel around every hairpin.
The new front bumper incorporates an inverted aerofoil-like design, instantly evoking the passion and drama of the racetrack, while a new and innovative lip-style spoiler adorns the rear, providing greater bite in every turn. To herald these changes, a dynamic and newly 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.
Even before the engine bursts into life, the distinctive styling makes a single-minded statement. 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.
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).
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. New for 2016, you can now 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.
|Max power||528 PS / 520 bhp / 388 kw @ 6000 rpm|
|Fuel Type||98 (95) RON|
|Combined||26.4 mpg 10.7 litres / 100km|
|City driving (US)||15 US mpg|
|Highway driving (US)||25 US mpg|
|Maximum torque||680 Nm / 502 lb.ft @ 1700 rpm|
|Max speed||192 mph / 309 km/h|
|CO2 emissions||250 g/km|
|Length||4818 mm / 189.7 in|
|Width||2226 mm / 87.6 in|
|Height||1391 mm / 54.8 in|
|Wheelbase||2746 mm / 108 in|
|Gross Vehicle Weight||2750 kg / 6063 lb|
|Boot Volume||358 litres / 12.6 cu ft|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||90 litres / 20 gallons / 24 US gallons|
|Kerb Weight||2295 kg / 5060 lb|
|Emission Controls||EU 6 / ULEV|