For the first time since 2003 – the year in which the Continental GT was introduced – Bentley presents a completely new model, marking a clear detachment from the first and second series, which seemed to offer only a slight aesthetic and engine upgrade. The new generation of Continental GT arrives at the Frankfurt Motor Show with a fresh design directly inspired by the stunning EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, seen in that of Geneva a bunch of months ago.
More modern, faster and smarter, with a technology that allows the software unit to make 300 million calculations per second. Definitive would be the right word and it is the same term as it is described by the brand itself. The third generation Conti GT is equipped with the most avant-garde W12 ever, coupled with a dual clutch automatic transmission with 8 speeds, able to download 626 horsepower and 900Nm of torque to the wheels. Supercar performance for the luxurious coupe, with a 0-100 kph declared in just 3.7 seconds and the ability to “turn off” half the cylinders and cruise with only 6 cylinders on. Traction will be distributed on the rear wheels, with the front wheels that will use torque when and where needed.
The attention to detail continues in the interior, where the customer can choose to use colors and matching as he likes, while Bentley offers a lovely place to spend your driving hours with perfect soundproofing, leather, fine materials and the infotainment you would expect from a grand tourer like this. A redefined genre that collects the witness of the previous models, catapulting it to a level that seemed unthinkable and despite that rises to a state of grace that through the new look gives justice to one of the best sports coupe of the last decade.