If you’re interested in some very special numbers, here are a few big ones: 626 hp and 605 lb-ft of torque. Available as coupe or convertible, each has all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic, 21-inch wheels, a specially tuned chassis, exterior refinements, and a lavish interior. Bentley says the top speed is 206 mph.The biggest news in Continental GT land can be found under the hood of the most pedestrian 12-cylinder.
Seeking improvements in fuel economy and emissions, Bentley has added cylinder deactivation to the twin-turbo W-12. (The V-8 has had it for years; the W-12 in GT Speed trim doesn’t get cylinder deactivation.) According to Bentley, the Continental GT W12 notches a five-percent improvement in combined fuel economy, although the EPA combined rating of 15 mpg is the exact same figure earned by the previous W12. But emissions were reportedly reduced. Best of all, adding cylinder deactivation required remapping of the ECU, and in the process Bentley harvested an additional 15 horsepower and 15 lb-ft of torque, which now stand at 582 and 531, respectively.
While the 505-hp 6.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 and the 530-hp version exclusive to the Bentley GTC Speed carry on unchanged, there are a few notable driveline and chassis changes. A recalibrated ZF eight-speed automatic offers an S mode to keep the engine above 2000 rpm and turbos at the ready. The air-spring suspension has a Sport mode (in addition to default and Comfort settings) with tighter body-motion control and more precise steering response. Ride height is automatically reduced at highway speeds for enhanced stability and lower drag.
Likewise, new active engine mounts and suspension bushings plus a one-inch foam liner inside each tire diminish cabin noise by a claimed four decibels.. Call us and together we can find out the best option for you..